From July 2017 (during the next summer vacation), Ebsco will stop supporting Internet Explorer 8 and 9.  These are very old versions of this browser (the University at time of writing offers IE 11).  If you are running a version earlier than IE 10, …

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Pic Collage is a free photo editor and collage creation app useful for creating and annotating field trip photo albums, drawing and adding text to mark important features, research and illustrate design concepts, and even create visually appealing infographics and conference or …

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Update 15.12.16 – OpenToonz has been released and can be found and downloaded here. Graduating to a career in animation?  OpenToonz, an open source version of the software used by Hayao Miyazaki’s animation studio, Studio Ghibli, becomes available as a free open source and download from …

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Flipboard brings together your news and social media feeds, magazines and blogs to form a personalised gossip magazine(s).  You can even create your own magazines (privately or publicly) and subscribe to others’ public magazines.  You can read, like, retweet, comment and …

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While networked software probably offers the best options for creating mathematical formulae, there are free apps that can help you visualise, solve and play with equations, including PhotoMath, My Script Calculator and Desmos. PhotoMath – photographs a typed (not handwritten) mathematical equation, solves it, and …

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StudyBlue is an app for creating digital flashcards and then use them to test your learning.  Research has shown that flashcards are the fastest and easiest way of learning new information and they are also an effective revision tool.  Creating flashcards involves …

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