Author: Chattrath ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Why this personal website when we have ...

1. LMS (learning management system) at school. Reason being that only my students can see it, and to increase its functionality, so that all students and teachers across the state and beyond can see and use it, is not possible.

2. Free tutorial websites like www.instructibles.com where I also have a chance to actually win some prizes. The biggest problem in using these websites is that the free versions has annoying advertisements which are not suitable for school children. To avoid that I have to go pro version and have to pay for it. Even after doing so there is the issue of limited functionality.

3. Free Online website like www.weebly.com . Main reason to avoid these is the limited functionality in free version and you have to pay if you need more.

The main reason to go for this kind of website building process was my growth mindset which is eager to learn new things everyday. All the above options does not provide me with the kind of challenge I needed. A couple of days with each one of the ones stated above and they is nothing left to learn. Above all I like the power of cPanel that my host server gives to handle all files at the root level.

 

So after a wait of about 8 years ...

... and heart breaking failure of Ultranet, I finally decided to make my own website. 

This website is developed both for teachers as well as for students (and parents). We will be providing guidelines and methodology that will support you in teaching-learning process. It is a very humble beginning for a very promising future and we are hoping to constantly introduce more topics in future. Currently we are going to start with limited domains but we will widen our horizons in near future.

Before we begin it is worthwhile to mention the software that were used to build this website. The base frame is built using Joomla responsive open source template. The menu is built using swMenuFree module. Many more modules/components/plugins are available here. For example, the YouTube videos that are available in some tutorials, were included using "All Video Share" module.

The screenshots were taken using greenshot open source software. Installation and usage instruction are available here. Although it is very easy to set preferences in this software still it was a pain to set the file names and location every time so the screenshots were taken in one temporary folder and another utility called "Bulk rename Utility" was used to rename files later and move them in newly created relevant folders.

 

Articles that can be used to teach the curriculum ...

 

Computing

Ultranet - AU$180 million project that failed on launch. Something we can learn from.

Spam - from organised to wild

Gender equality - Why are symbols on ladies toilets shown wearing skirts when most of them now wear pants

Solid state drives can lose data if left without power in a few days

Facebook's free internet services and net neutrality

Triple screening

Mid air plane hack - white hat ethics

Apple watch security flaw

10TB Helium filled hard drives -this article also prompted me to read -> Shortage of helium

What is the logic behind this app? - Is your chicken happy?

How to protect your customers' data  - from auspost

Infographics - Mothers' day vs Fathers' day 

What we need to learn from LA's iPad Debacle?

BBC - Bits and Bytes that lead to disasters

Boeing 787 need reboot every 248 days or will fall out of sky - I made sure my next flight was not 787!

Our PM thinks coding is a joke! - from codehire, but UK is thinking differently and implementing coding from grade one onwards, based on this report

Woolworth Leaks $1m vouchers

USB cable is a spy

 

Technology

Honey on tap - more related to technology

Self driving Mercedes-Benz's car

World's first self driving truck