Above the Clouds Computing – Phones in Space

  Research students at Southampton University have devised an ingeneous way of conducting outer atmosphere research . Collecting data for atmospheric science projects would normally require manned research aircraft at £10,000 per hour – but the Southampton team found another way. They took a helium balloon, instruments, and a HTC Windows 7 Phone, and sent them 60,000 feet into the air.… Read More

Learning to Handwrite With ICT

Handwriting is a critical skill and a fundamental building block in early schooling. Whilst some may argue that using computers diminishes handwriting skills, IT can in fact really help develop these. To see what is possible, a great place to start is the Herbi suite of handwriting development tools. I tried Herbi Writeabout for the Windows… Read More