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The answers to our exercises are now published online (for personal use only)

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 March 2020

We receive a fair few requests asking us to publish the answers to our exercises. We have now decided to do this, on the understanding that they are for your personal use only.

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Seven apps to make my life run smoothly

Posted by Shaun Wantling on 12 March 2020

In this blog, Shaun explains the 7 apps he uses most often to manage his work and home life.

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Meet Matthew, our newest owl

Posted by Karen Webber on 14 February 2020

Matthew Thirlwell joined Wise Owl as a Microsoft computer trainer in November. Find out more about this newest addition to our team!

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Our a-maze-ing Christmas day out

Posted by Karen Webber on 17 January 2020

We ended 2019 with a fun day out in Manchester. Here's what we got up to!

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Wise Owl 2019 highlights in numbers

Posted by Karen Webber on 19 December 2019

It's been a busy year at the Owlery, and we've taken a look back at some of our highlights.

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Both of the Wise Owl founders' kittens now have names!

Posted by Andy Brown on 12 December 2019

Andy and Jenny (the two original Wise Owls) have finally got round to naming their new kittens. Whether this deserves a blog post is another question ...

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We're getting two new kittens next week, but have no idea what to call them!

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 November 2019

Can anyone think of good names for our two new kittens? It was easier thinking of names for children!

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Why I became a trainer

Posted by Shaun Wantling on 22 November 2019

People become trainers for many different reasons. In this blog, Shaun explains his journey from being an accountant to training people in IT.

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5 board games worth trying

Posted by Sam Lowrie on 05 October 2019

Sam lists out 5 board games you should try, covering everything from matching symbols to killing zombies.

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Some ideas for lunch boxes for the school run or the office microwave

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 September 2019

Bored of the same sandwich every day? Be creative, and try one of these recipes from Lunchbox Dad.

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Andy Brown of Wise Owl reviews his top 15 podcasts - see if you agree!

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 September 2019

When travelling to Wise Owl training courses Andy Brown is a podcast enthusiast. In this blog he lists his 15 favourites - see if yours make the cut, or if there are any in the list that you haven't heard of.

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Wise Owl movie connections

Posted by Andrew Gould on 19 August 2019

Lots of our training material uses examples related to movies but did you know that Wise Owl has several tenuous connections to famous films?

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Some ideas for company days out!

Posted by Andy Brown on 18 June 2018

Go-karting, axe-throwing, escape rooms and ninja training - some of the ideas from this blog suggesting company days out in Manchester.

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A personal take on the best dozen Times crossword clues from the last 5 years

Posted by Andy Brown on 11 December 2017

In addition to computer training, Andy Brown is also an addict of the Times Crossword. In this blog Andy takes a break from blogging on software to list his 12 favourites clues from the last 5 years of puzzles.

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Skills assessment tests are now incorporated within the main Wise Owl website

Posted by Andy Brown on 10 November 2017

You can now test your knowledge of software without leaving our website. The new site is nicer-looking, quicker and more secure, and above all gives much better reports (and makes them easier to save and share).

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How to post comments onto the Wise Owl website

Posted by Andy Brown on 09 September 2016

If you want to initiate (or take part in) a discussion on our website, you'll first need to create a post - and to do that, you'll need to register on our site. This blog explains how to do both these things!

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Addiction to the 2048 mobile phone app

Posted by Andy Brown on 08 October 2014

One owl's sad story of addiction to a simple computer game: a tale of lost time and lost sanity.

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Teacher training: learning how to code at school

Posted by Andy Brown on 08 October 2014

How Wise Owl training courses can help teachers to fulfil the new UK National Curriculum requirement to teach all schoolchildren how to program.

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Revealing how Excel workbooks are actually stored as zipped XML files

Posted by Andy Brown on 16 May 2014

Did you know that Excel workbooks are really just a collection of XML files, all zipped together? We didn’t either, so we thought we'd tell the world.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings    |    Excel | General

How to enable compatibility mode in Internet Explorer

Posted by Andy Brown on 06 March 2014

This short blog shows how to get round a compatibility mode problem with the skills assessment site.

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