App of the week: Sketchbook by Autodesk

Sketchbook by Autodesk is now free   Sketchbook is one of the best digital painting software for artists, and one of the best apps for drawing and painting on the iPad. It’s available for Android and iOS phones and tablets – and their desktop version for Macs and PCs. Features include a wide range of…

Practical tips to stay focused while studying

Make the most of your work or study time with these suggestions. De-clutter your work-space Our lives are filled with constant distractions. When you arrive at your desk, clear your work space to eliminate any distractions that may be present. Notes that aren’t relevant to the task at hand, snacks, scrap paper, garbage, whatever it…

Tech Tip: Automatic back up to cloud storage

Whilst a student at SHU you will often find yourself using various platforms of technology to support you with your learning. Therefore, majority of the work you will be completed on a digital file therefore it is important to ensure all your work is backed up properly to additional storage devices. To access a step…

App of the Week: Travefy

With summer already here, most of you must be looking forward to planned holidays. With the highs of every holiday comes the low of organising your holiday. What if there was an app to help you organise your itinerary? Actually, there is – Travefy. Travefy is a website that helps combine all your flight bookings, hotel bookings,…

Did you know: Create secure passwords

The answer to the question ‘How many accounts do you have online?’ is not a simple one. There’s Facebook, email, that forum you posted on, that website you buy things from, that app you use, that blog you write on – the list is endless. The next question is: How many passwords do you have?…

Google Apps for Education – Google Forms

Powered by Docs’ spreadsheets, Google forms allows you to create unlimited free forms and surveys. It includes all the basic form options that you would expect – text, paragraph text, multiple choice, list, and so on. It is highly intuitive and easy to use. To create a poll, survey,or quiz go to drive.google.com and click new and choose Google…