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Enhancing Community Engagement

10 February 2009

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EventElephant are one of FROG’s partners and I spent some time today in a conference call discussing how the functionality of EventElephant can be secured within FROG and vice versa. One of the topics that came out of the discussion was trying to put a bit more detail on what types of events may be […]

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Event Elephant

10 February 2009

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I am always looking at developing systems that can enhance the schools ability to work with wider community groups. Back before Christmas we were approached by the SSaT to see if we would like to trail a new online event management service – EventElepant. I am not going to go into huge detail here now […]

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Progress update on transition portal

28 January 2009

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Work on the transition portal is coming along nicely – currently working on many of the assets that will be embedded into the portal ready for access by the Y6 students in our primary feeders. This is how things are looking at the moment: 1. Y11 student working on interactive map of the school – […]

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>PODCASTS

21 January 2009

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GCSE Media Studies initial run of five podcasts went live today – total set up time by teacher – 5 mins. Students already subscribing to feed through iTunes/podcast catcher and the like. Great result and 110% from the Media Studies department – “Distributing engaging digital content to students could not be easier.” Part of the […]

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BETT 2009

20 January 2009

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Apologies for the lack of a post last week, it was a busy one. But busy in the sense that it was good and really productive. As we all know it’s that traditional time of year where people ramble down to Olympia to visit BETT to see what how the latest technology is innovating education […]

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Embedding online applications into FROG

10 December 2008

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The development of web based applications are going to see some interesting developments in schools. A few weeks ago, one of my students showed me an online graphics application called Sumo Paint. This student is studying CiDA (Certificate in Digital Applications) and did not have photoshop/fireworks at home but wanted to continue with work. This […]

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Forum Functionality

3 December 2008

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Frog wardens are doing a fantastic job at policing the forums – they are having a much more positive impact than if they were being policed by staff. The forums have now been live for 3 weeks and level of student interest AND responsibility is high. To date only had one issue to follow up […]

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Securing Culture of E-Learning

1 December 2008

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Just finished the staff meeting here at Costello that has been put over to securing the vision of E-Learning at the college. In an hour and 10 minutes I’ve tried to develop staff’s understanding of E-Learning, where we are now and where we want to go – securing our vision of E-Learning in the process. […]

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Embedded Outlook Web Access

27 November 2008

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We’re currently running two email systems here at college. We’ve run an Exchange server here for a few years now and don’t want to lose some of the functionality that we currently have, so we are running FROG mail alongside. Outlook is being used by staff for administration. Any emails to students are done through […]

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Jumping with FROG

16 June 2008

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Not quite sure how much detail I can go into here about our own procurement process in terms of the 3 suppliers that were shortlisted but what I can say is that I am delighted that the college is partnering with FROG to develop our E-Learning solution. The decision went to our governing body and […]

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