Education

Removing Bing Desktop

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Bing Desktop is a free program by Microsoft designed to bring the Bing search engine to the Windows desktop’ It allows you to start a web search from the desktop, view news headlines and set your background to the Bing homepage image.
If you have the following image on your desktop and you don’t want it; follow these steps to remove it:
bing-desktop

  1. Go to Start.
  2. Click Control Panel, then click ‘Programs and Features’
  3. In the ‘Uninstall or change program’ list, click Bing Desktop and then
    click ‘Uninstall’ (it might also appear as Windows Search 4.0, or Desktop Search)
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall it.
  5. If it’s not listed in uninstall a program or programs and feature, in the same window click on View ‘installed updates’ (this is located in the top-left of the window).
  6. Wait a couple of minutes for the list to completely load – Bing Desktop should be listed and can then be uninstalled.
  7. You may also want to check ‘Manage Add-Ons’, ‘Search Providers’ to ensure that Bing has not taken over here as well.
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Microsoft Office Word 2010

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I have just finished writing my Word 2010 Lessons.
It consists of 5 sessions to learn Basic; Intermediate and Advanced Word 2010 and 4 Sessions on “Mail Merge”.
It is not possible to have the “Mail Merge” without 1st having gone through the Basic; Intermediate and Advanced Word 2010 Sessions. I am ensuring that my students have enough general knowledge of Word to enable them to understand the “Mail Merge” side of Word.

 

Learn Basic Windows 7

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I have just finished collecting and writing a course on Basic use of Windows 7 and have even given the 1st session. It was quite a fun task and the lessons are aimed at both “new to Windows” pupils as well as “migrated to Windows 7” students.
It is only 2 sessions long but after having taught it to one student, I think I will redesign the sessions into 3 sessions; as 2 sessions was a little on the “brain overload” side.

Do you know what SEXTING is?

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I am sure you know what TEXTING is but do you also know what SEXTING is?

This word has recently been added to the English dictionary, it’s a stupid nearly un-pronounceable word; but who am I to decide?

What does it mean? It actually means:

According to Wikipedia Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones. The term was first popularized in early 21st century, and is a amalgamation of sex and texting, where the latter is meant in the wide sense of sending a text possibly with images.
about.com Sexting is the slang term for the use of a cell phone or other similar electronic device to distribute pictures or video of sexually explicit images. It can also refer to text messages of a sexually-charged nature.
internetslang.com The definition of SEXTING is “Sending sexually explicit texts”

Learn how to Blog using Wordpress.com

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I have nearly finished writing my course on Blogging using WordPress.com

It is currently 6 sessions long. It will take my students from:

  • Getting signed-up to creating and modifying their initial 2-3 blogs.
  • Linking their posts to Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn.
  • Changing a Post,
  • Saving Draft copy,
  • Adding Tags and Categories and so on.

I am at present teaching two groups and my students seem to have fun. There is a lot of hands-on and it is vital that my students bring their USB-flash drives containing pictures and documents of what they want to publish.

Up to now I have only had one real dilemma; that of explaining the advantage of posts on a blog against the disadvantage of a static website that needs a site-manager to update.

I hope that once we have the Blog up and running my student will see and understand the benefits that being able to instantly adding new posts will have for them.