ECDL League Table – 4A4

October 18, 2011

Here is the latest league table for 4A4. There will be a prize for the top student from each class at the end of the year.

The league table will be updated after all students from each class have completed their exam in each module. The latest table is based on the results from Module 2.

The table for 4A1 ECDL is in the post below.

4A4 have a higher average mark as a class than 4A1!!!

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ECDL League Table – 4A1

October 18, 2011
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Mail Merge in Word 2010

October 13, 2011

The final section of your eLearning for the Module 3 (Word Processing) exam is on Mail Merge.

So, what is Mail Merge and how do you do it in Word 2010?


If you have any questions on Mail Merge, ask them in the Comments section of this post or email them to mrhannon [at] geralds [dot] ie

Words of wisdom from the late Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011

Worth watching.

Get Microsoft Office 2010 for €64.99

September 27, 2011

As your ECDL exams this year are in Office 2010, it may be useful to have Office 2010 on your home computer to practice using the application. You will also need Office 2010 in order to do any Mock Exams at home.

The normal retail price for Office Professional 2010 is €466.51 but as a student you can buy it at the educational price of €64.99

Office Professional 2010 consists of the following applications:

  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft OneNote 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 with Business Contact Manager (BCM)
  • Microsoft Publisher 2010
  • Microsoft Access 2010
  • Microsoft Communicator 2007 R2
  • Microsoft InfoPath 2010
  • Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010

To avail of this offer, click here and follow the on-screen instructions.

Use your  school email address to make the purchase. Let me know if you need any further information or help with ordering.

Thinking about a career in IT?

September 26, 2011

Thousands of jobs are available in Ireland’s growing IT industry.

Twitter are locating their international office in Dublin and Bioware (a subsidiary of Electronic Arts) are recruiting in Galway.

How to disable pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer

September 20, 2011

ECDL eLearning uses a pop-up window in your browser. You should either allow the ECDL site to display pop-ups or disable the pop-up blocker altogether.

Here is how you disable the pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer.

NUIG Computing Summer School

May 20, 2011

Computing Summer School

Event: NUI Galway’s Computing Summer School
Date: 13 – 17 June
Location: NUI Galway
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Fee: €50

The Computing Summer School offers you a week long hands-on, practical Computing and IT experience. Students on the Summer Event will have the opportunity to do fun, interactive experiments and demonstrations, talk to the lecturers and ask questions, hear about the latest discoveries and inventions, and try out the facilities on offer.

Learn all about IT:

  • Digital Media; combine video, audio, music and graphics to produce your own movie
  • Games
  • Robotics; assemble a robot and get it to obey instructions and compete with other robots
  • Programming; Use of a 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web
  • Animation

Book your place:

Due to space restrictions, numbers on the Computing Summer School are limited, so apply early. The event is open to secondary school students from 14-18 years old.

Last date for receipt of applications is May 31, 2011.
A fee of €50 applies to this event.

Find out more:

For more information and an application form see http://www.it.nuigalway.ie/ or ring Tina at 091 493143.

ECDL in Ireland 1997-2011

April 27, 2011

How to embed a Youtube video in Powerpoint

April 11, 2011

As part of your project work in school, you may want to embed a Youtube video in Powerpoint. The following video shows you how to embed a video from Youtube in Powerpoint 2003.