Online Publishing Service – YUDU

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

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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Parent Portal AUP

We did not feel we could launch the parent portal, without putting a specific AUP in place. Below is the AUP (Revision 1), I am sure that this will need to be tweaked and re-issued over the next few weeks, but it is a starting point. Feel free to lift it for your own use, […]

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Parent Portal launches to Year 7 parents

I know it has been a while since my last post, and for that I apologise. It has been a truly manic few weeks back focusing on getting technology, protocols, pedagogy and practice right for our launch of the parent portal. I’m going to endeavour to put together some of the key elements we have […]

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Parental Engagement – FROG Conference 2009

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

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

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)

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

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

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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