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Google Apps – A reflection on PD: 18/8 Diocesan School for Girls (Auckland)

18 September 2013

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So, today saw me taking a day out from school to drive up to Auckland for an immersive day with Google Apps. The day was a big success and although I took just a few things away with me it was great to start developing my PLN here in New Zealand. The day was facilitated […]

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How to shorten Google FolderID’s and host websites from GoogleDocs

28 May 2013

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With many more educational institutions embracing the use of Google Apps and a Google EDU domain in the classroom a really useful tool is http://gdriv.es/ – allowing you to shorten into a more manageable format your links to GoogleDoc folders and files. In addition you can host your websites for free with Google Drive. Just create a new […]

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Keynote and Remote App for slick iOS presentations

16 October 2012

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I’ve been using an ipad for my assemblies and presentations in school for a while, having ditched powerpoint and laptop. Why I hear you ask? Well, quite simply I love the fact that I can dash into a room/hall and be set up within seconds – not having to wait for a system to boot or […]

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Organising Disorganised Boys via mobile technology #edchat

16 September 2012

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For reasons that are still not fully understood by many, boys are inherently poorly organised when it comes to planning their education. They drift from one day to the next engaging in lessons but lose the more holistic overview needed to ensure that they plan for their learning in the best possible way. They are not as […]

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Embracing Mobile Technologies in Schools

20 January 2012

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This week I have had an article on the use of Mobile Technoloiges in schools published in SecED, the full article can be read here. From reading the article you can probably guess that I am passionate about securing high quality learning outcomes for students using whatever means are appropriate. Often this can be through […]

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Parental Engagement Presentation (transform) – FROG 11 (ICC 14 June 2011)

14 June 2011

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Hi everyone, I have managed to get the presentation that Iain Williams and I delievered at the National Learning Platforms conference uploaded onto Slideshare, ready for delegates (and anyone else!) to access. I’m sorry that are presentation was cut short by the previous session over running. I will be adding a narrative to the Slideshare […]

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Google Calendar now gets appointments

8 June 2011

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This will be of particular to interests to those educators who have a Google Edu Domain. Some great new functionality has been added to Google calendars, namely the ability to add and define appointment slots. A fantastic way to manage parent consultation evenings. You highlight the start and finish time of the appointment zone and […]

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Just what Tech do students have?

5 June 2011

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I have just conducted a survey of the technology that is owned by our students across the college, as well as how they use tech on a day-to-day basis. The survey was run using  Google Form that was then embedded into FROG, our E-Learning solution. We have just over 1000 students on role across Y7-11 […]

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Online Publishing Service – YUDU

14 November 2009

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Thought I would share this with everyone as I think it is absolutely brilliant. Our newsletter is a fantastic publication which we have traditionally printed out to go out to all of our parents as an A5 publication. As good as it was photo’s were not in colour and it was not the most environmentally […]

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Developing and enhancing school management through FROG

5 October 2009

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Have just been developing some new pages for our staff presence in FROG. Teaching staff now have to record all formal lesson observations using FROG – a great way to get a handle on the quality of teaching and learning. This information is then presented to SLT when they log on to the portal.

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