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Parental Engagement – FROG Conference 2009

13 June 2009

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Many of you will know that this year I presented a session on parental engagement and use of online portals at the FROG National learning platform conference, June 2009. I have been through my presentation again and recorded a screencast (below) for those that missed it. I hope to be blogging quite a bit more […]

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FROG National Conference in June

7 May 2009

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Many of you who have been following my blog will already know that I am presenting at the FROG national conference this year, specifically looking at parental engagement and the parent portal. The conference is now only a few weeks away and I am turning to all of you for a bit of help. I […]

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Review of E-Safety Resources from www.learningcurve.info

19 April 2009

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Securing students online safety is paramount, students today are digital natives but here’s the catch – they’re really the first generation of digital natives, with no prior generation to pass down their knowledge, skills and expertise as in any other indigenous culture. Their parents may know a little about online life and its pitfalls, teachers […]

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FROG Wins Education Resources Award 2009 – Best ICT Supplier (<£3m)

30 March 2009

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A big congratulations to FROGTrade on their accolade received 27 March 2009. BESA judges said “A company that shows an understanding of the needs of the school, its pupils, teachers and managers in a product area normally found difficult – learning platforms.” The judges were impressed by the user-friendly way the company works with schools […]

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SSaT Learning Platform think tank event – Birmingham

24 March 2009

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I was not going to post much about today, but a couple of tweets (thanks to #siborg) prompted me to be a little more reflective on my day up in Birmingham (Maple House – nice venue) attending the SSaT Learning Platform think tank event. When I saw the words ‘think tank’ in the course literature […]

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Specialism Portal

15 March 2009

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Stage 1 of the new specialism portal is going live this week. Over the past three months we have shaped some ideas as to what we would like in the new portal. In a nutshell we wanted somewhere where all staff could go to get relevant information about the school as a specialist technology college. […]

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Case-Study of our developments with FROG published

11 March 2009

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A case-study of how Costello Technology College is using FROG has been written by FROGtrade. and published on their website, you can download it here.

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Content being developed fast to support KS4 Maths

11 March 2009

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Had the opportunity to look at some of the content the Maths department are developing as part of our specific focus on supporting Y11 with revision for their GCSE examinations. Our leading teacher in Maths (AST) is using Camtasia to create screencasts with his tablet PC to demonstrate worked examples. The great news is that […]

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Breaking News – Support from SSaT with development of Transition Portal

10 March 2009

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Breaking news – the colleges submission of a bid into the SSaT South Central Innovation Grants has been successful. The college will be receiving £1,000 to support the development of our transition portal. The college works very hard on ensuring that progress from KS2/3 is as seamless and transparent as possible. We have a transition […]

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Securing E-Strategy

9 March 2009

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The mini-vision portal that we have developed with FROG to help secure our E-Learning strategy with all staff has been really beneficial to date. The notion of a one stop shop for staff to go in to and pull together all the information they need to develop an E-Learning strategy for their own department has […]

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