13 November 2010


Yes, you can have the X Factor Voiceover Man, Peter Dickson, introduce you at your next lecture, presentation, speech or whatever. Not easily spotted on his site is a small item that takes you to this page where you can download something he's done already or get him to say what you want (within reason).

Small price to pay for a bit of fun!

1 minute videos for absolute beginners, from Auntie

BBC Webwise have put lots of little videos on-line which answer those little questions you may know the answers to but perhaps some of your students, or your Mum, doesn't. Some seem a little pointless and one even confused me more but most are cute and you may be able to use some of them in a lesson or something.

They're all available at this link.

Here's the list:

  • How do I use a digital camera?
  • How do I stop getting spam?
  • How can I make free phone calls online?
  • What is the internet?
  • What is a firewall?
  • How do I prevent ID fraud?
  • How can I build my own website?
  • What is a search engine?
  • What is social networking?
  • What is podcasting or vodcasting?
  • What is online shopping?
  • Buying a computer
  • What is e-mail?
  • What are computer viruses?
  • How do I download files?
  • What is BBC iPlayer?

As I said, you'll know the answers but FAQICA has to broaden its appeal a bit and the Firesheep post was a bit heavy. Just keeping in with my dumber readers.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p009sbnn