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Student use of forums

19 November 2008

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One of the immediate gains and short term wins of our implementation of FROG as our learning platform is the use of forums. The school has set up a number of forums to engage students from day one and start developing a culture of collaboration, not just between staff and students, but more powerfully between […]

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Lead Learners

18 November 2008

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Just a quick thought to park. We have already established students as FROG Wardens to moderate posts to the student areas. One set of forums that we have created is for the explicit purpose of students supporting each other with homework. There is a different forum for each subject. It is our aim to get […]

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Parent Portal – Attendance

17 November 2008

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Attendance is one of the compulsory elements of online, real time reporting as outlined by the DCSF for one of the 2010 targets. Vision Parents can access attendance data – not just as a pie chart but as a yearly summary so they can actually see the assigned marks. Invariably when parents look at a […]

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Forums

13 November 2008

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One of the most anticipated areas of the learning platform are the forums. To generate and perpetuate student interest and buy in to the Learning Platform from day one we wnt live with a small selection of forums, But before we did we made sure that we had students apply to be moderators, so that […]

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CONTENT IS KING

11 November 2008

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Have just been on doing some development work – generally I keep the student chatroom open when I am working on FROG in the evenings, so students can chat to me about FROG and how it is developing. Had some really interesting feedback tonight. 3 students, independently of one another asked when staff are going […]

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Governor Portal

4 October 2008

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The governor portal has been launched. All the governors were given a demonstration of the portal at the full governors meeting. The governors are pleased with the portal which is a reflection in their involvement in the procurement process. A good Q&A session was had – already governors were thinking quite creatively and out of […]

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Implementation Road Map

31 August 2008

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Have done a lot of thinking over the last week about how we will roll out the project to stakeholders. Currently looking at the following:   TERM 1   Initial Staff training – Training allocation from FROG to be used to develop capacity in the specialist departments (Maths, Science and Technology). Pushing for day 1 […]

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Implementation meeting with FROG

28 June 2008

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Have spent the last couple of weeks thinking about FROG sub-consciously most days. At every opportunity I have had, I’ve been scribbling notes on my tablet, recording voice memos on my phone and reflecting on ideas every night to formulate a vision as to what the Costello implementation of FROG will look like. We’ve tried […]

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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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Remotely hosted solution or a local solution?

4 June 2008

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This is a question I often get asked about schools and I don’t think that there is a definitive answer, it really does depend on the context of your school and working environment/resources. Many authorities will cite back to schools that managing IT infrastructure is not core business within a school and as such is […]

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