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How To Start Using Augmented Reality In The Classroom

Windows 7 - Updating iTunes 11.1.4 Breaks “Msvcr80.dll Not Found” Error

If I run into a problem once, I usually don’t think too much about it. However, this is the third time this weekend I’ve run into this problem.

You may experience:

  1. You can’t update iTunes to 11.1.4 for some reason.
  2. You restart your computer after updating and get the MsVcr80.dll not found error that you keep having to click off your screen.
  3. You can’t open iTunes and get “MSVCR80.DLL not found”.

Help?

There are lots of great help docs out there - the most important thing is not downloading the DLL file you are missing (you are likely downloading malware). Instead follow the directions and get iTunes updated and working. I’m bolding key points for emphasis!

UNINSTALLING AND REINSTALLING iTUNES WILL NOT BREAK iTUNES

First, download the latest iTunes installer

Go to your Control Panel > Programs and Features

Uninstall these programs in this order

  1. iTunes
  2. Apple Software Update
  3. Apple Mobile Device Support
  4. Bonjour
  5. Apple Application Support

If you run into problems uninstalling the programs listed above, after the reboot you can manually remove them by deleting these folders:

  • C:\Program Files\Bonjour
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple (just the Apple folder)
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes

REBOOT

Before you reinstall iTunes, make sure you right-click on the iTunes install file and click “Run As Administrator”. If you don’t do this, you’ll have to do the process all-over again because you’ll get the same error.

Wait for iTunes to install, open, and you’re back in business.

Hope that helps!

'Tis the season for new gadgets

It’s the time of year where you may be giving or receiving new gadgets, so here’s a tip to be the heroine/hero when you unbox new tech devices.

The key? After you connect it to the Internet make sure it’s up to date first!

Whether it’s a new phone, tablet, gaming console, or even TV (yes, Wifi enabled TVs need to be updated!) be sure to access the device’s “Settings” menu, and look for a system update area. If the device has automatic updates be sure to turn those on, then manually run the updates until the device says you’re up-to-date. It may take a few minutes, but applying updates will prevent problems downloading your first app, game, or setting up the rest of the features of your new device.

(Added bonus with your new xbone or PS4, take it out of the box and update it now to beat the Christmas rush - you won’t be able to download from respective networks over the next week due to a huge increase in traffic!)

8 Ways To Unlock The Power Of Your Interactive Whiteboard
Model ICT skills: Discuss plagiarism, show where and how to find information online.
Promote collaboration: Brainstorm ideas, and show collaborative writing, track changes, etc.
Share student-generated content: Combine pupil generated quizzes with the use of learner response systems during your lessons.
Go beyond the board’s accompanying software: Think of the board as a giant, touch sensitive computer. It can do more than what the basic accompanying software offers.
Bring the outside in: Bring rich, real-world content into your classroom.
Combine with web apps: The board can be a powerful tool for collaboration when you use it with other apps (like Twitter)
Don’t use it all the time: If you want the students to work collaboratively or sit in a circle, don’t turn it on. It isn’t the perfect tool for everything.
Let the students use it: find meaningful opportunities to let the students interact with it
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8 Ways To Unlock The Power Of Your Interactive Whiteboard

  1. Model ICT skills: Discuss plagiarism, show where and how to find information online.
  2. Promote collaboration: Brainstorm ideas, and show collaborative writing, track changes, etc.
  3. Share student-generated content: Combine pupil generated quizzes with the use of learner response systems during your lessons.
  4. Go beyond the board’s accompanying software: Think of the board as a giant, touch sensitive computer. It can do more than what the basic accompanying software offers.
  5. Bring the outside in: Bring rich, real-world content into your classroom.
  6. Combine with web apps: The board can be a powerful tool for collaboration when you use it with other apps (like Twitter)
  7. Don’t use it all the time: If you want the students to work collaboratively or sit in a circle, don’t turn it on. It isn’t the perfect tool for everything.
  8. Let the students use it: find meaningful opportunities to let the students interact with it
Blended Learning 2.0: A Visual Guide For Teachers

There are a few key stages of proper implementation that you should know if you’re looking to start climbing the blended learning tree. Starting from down at the roots is the planning process. It’s about a lot more than just ‘planning’ on buying some iPads. Planning involves creating appropriate blended learning spaces. That means you have a nice place for students to gather and collaborate while using technology. Read the trunk to get started!

Embiggen here High-res

Blended Learning 2.0: A Visual Guide For Teachers

There are a few key stages of proper implementation that you should know if you’re looking to start climbing the blended learning tree. Starting from down at the roots is the planning process. It’s about a lot more than just ‘planning’ on buying some iPads. Planning involves creating appropriate blended learning spaces. That means you have a nice place for students to gather and collaborate while using technology. Read the trunk to get started!

Embiggen here