Digital identity management · Digital wellbeing · Virtual Reality

#529 Fancy VR? Don’t know where to start? Try AltSpaceVR

ALTSpaceVR is a great place to explore virtual reality – you don’t even need a headset (although it’s a better experience if you have one!). They have a whole host of events you can attend for free, and you can even use it to host your own private meetings! Check out this one minute introduction:… Continue reading #529 Fancy VR? Don’t know where to start? Try AltSpaceVR

#iOS · Apple · Digital wellbeing

#501 Take control of your iPhone use with ScreenTime

If you are anything like us them you’ll also find that sometimes you need a break from screentime and a rest from scrolling through twitter and pinterest. However, these pesky social media designers work hard to make their sites as attractive (and addictive) as possible! So what can we do to make sure we give… Continue reading #501 Take control of your iPhone use with ScreenTime

#5MinuteReflection · Digital wellbeing

#5MinuteReflection 1: New year, new us, new you?

Happy new year! ….And welcome to our new post type for 2019, a #5MinuteReflection. These posts, in addition to our familiar #1minutecpd posts, will provide some wider context and embed the technologies that we cover in #1minutecpd within practice. Each post should take approximately 5 minutes to read, so sit back and take a moment… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 1: New year, new us, new you?

Assessment · Blogging · Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · Digital communication · Digital identity management · Digital participation · Digital wellbeing · Media literacy · Microsoft Office · Timesavers

#437 Template your Sway

Building on some of our earlier posts on Sway, Microsoft’s snazzy presentation tool, we are pleased to announce some very useful extra features. In this video we show how you can share a pre-populated Sway template with your students. If you work at Manchester Met, then you and your students all have access to Sway… Continue reading #437 Template your Sway

Digital wellbeing · OS X

#383 Nightshift: Reduce eye strain in OS X

Do your eyes sometimes feel the screen strain particularly if working late? Nightshift makes it possible to tone down your display to make it more comfortable to use at night. If you implement the feature your Mac’s display will adjust its colours in the evening so it uses less blue light and instead uses what Apple… Continue reading #383 Nightshift: Reduce eye strain in OS X

#iOS · Apple · Digital wellbeing

#379 Give yourself a Moment’s peace

Although smartphones have revolutionised how we work and socialise, there are times when we all need to unplug. Moment is an iOS app (not currently available for Android), which helps you to manage your screen time. It shows you how much time you are spending on your device, as well as providing tips and tools… Continue reading #379 Give yourself a Moment’s peace