Useful Information for ICT in Primary Schools
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(Video courtesy of Leon Cynch (@eyebeams on Twitter). Leon’s website is full of fantastic resources and ideas for creating high quality videos for education http://www.lfl.co.uk)
Please find below all the links and further information referred to in “The essential questions you need to ask before you select your school’s ICT supplier”.
To view a pdf copy of the booklet, click on the picture below
We have printed copies available for Leicester and Leicestershire schools. To request a printed copy of this booklet, please get in touch.
To go to one of the links, simply click the pictures.
Power usage information (p6) – see the figures from the University of Pennsylvania showing the amount of power used by various electrical equipment.
Cables (p8) – make sure they are laid with the heaviest lowest. This example shows the (heavier) power cable pulling the (lighter) USB and network cables.
Power Adaptors (p10) – are devices really off? These AC-DC adaptors consume small amounts of power all the time they are plugged in to a live circuit. They can also pose a fire risk if used incorrectly.
Save ink (p14) - see how you can save ink simply by choosing a different font.
Using memory sticks safely (p21) - USB memory sticks are great for transferring data, but if used incorrectly can lead to data corruption or loss. We have a small number of these pamphlets still available – if you’d like a free copy, please get in touch.
Image resizer (p25)- resizing images helps save space on your PC, and smaller images will upload quicker to emails and web pages.
NEN links (p27)- some fantastic, safe, free educational resources.