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BT-Apple education event (Isle of Wight July 4th 2018)

by Dave | May 25, 2018 | General (FTV)
iAttendance is free and can count towards CPD for teachers.BT Business are looking to see if there is interest in an BT-Apple education event they are looking to host on the Isle of Wight in July (4th) at the...
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Detailed guide: What maintained schools must publish online

by RSSFeed | May 25, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Updated policy information for maintained schools. Every local-authority-maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 and 2016 and other relevant legislation. If you’re an academy or free...
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Guidance: Find, join or create a network for school business professionals

by RSSFeed | May 18, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Introduction added to ‘Schools business professional networks directory’. Minor changes made to ‘Join or create a network for school business professionals’. This guide describes how business professionals working in schools can join or create a school business professional...
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Quote: IPads & Slim Windows PC units

by Dave | May 18, 2018 | Site-1, Stage 1 - Quote Requests
iQuote window expires 06/June/2018I’m looking to purchase some new kit for My Early Years Foundation Area. Please quote for: 5 x iPad mini 4 devices Space Grey 128 GB storage 5 x Wrap around cases 1 x Charging unit...
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School Census Summer 2018 – Fileset 902

by Dave | May 17, 2018 | General (FTV)
Posts in this seriesSchool Census Summer 2018 – Fileset 902School Census Summer 2018 – Fileset 901Available from: http://www.capitaess.co.uk/home/index.asp (dated 25/4/18) Fileset 902 should be available for deployment via SOLUS3. (dated 08/05/18) Details of how to manage this process are in the...
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Guidance: Data protection: privacy notice model documents

by RSSFeed | May 17, 2018 | DfE, GDPR (FTV), General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Added an explanation of privacy notices and updated the suggested texts. Providing accessible information to individuals about the use of personal data is a key element of the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation. The...
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Installation of Apple TVs into the classroom

by Dave | May 16, 2018 | S1-Project, Site-1
After the purchase of Apple TVs to go into the classrooms, I finally got round to installing some of them. I wasn’t surprised that they didn’t come with HDMI cables, but it did throw me slightly when I noticed a...
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Staying safe online whilst livestreaming – advice for parents and carers

by RSSFeed | May 16, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
UK Safer Intenret Centre Director Will Gardner looks at the IWF’s latest livestreaming research and gives advice to parents and carers. The release of the Internet Watch Foundation’s new online live-streaming research, titled Trends in Online Child Sexual Exploitation: Examining...
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A parent’s guide to YouTube Restricted Mode

by RSSFeed | May 14, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
In this blog Childnet, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, explore the safety feature ‘Restricted Mode’ on YouTube; looking at how it works and some things to be aware of when using it. At Childnet My Education...
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Key Stage returns with SIMS (2018)

by Dave | May 10, 2018 | DfE
Marksheet names: Foundation Stage: Year R EYFS Profile 2018 Key Stage 1: Year 1  Phonics Screening Year 1 2018 Year 2 Phonics Screening Year 2 2018 KS1 A. Teacher Assessments 2018 KS1 B. P Scale Data Entry 2018 Key Stage...
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Reporting teacher assessment data

by Dave | May 9, 2018 | DfE
KS1 – PDF from GOV Although this document is dated May 2017, the code descriptions are the same, and the only current version I can find.       Hits: 3...
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Building apps and smart contracts with the Azure Blockchain Workbench – Part II

by RSSFeed | May 8, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series Learn how you can use the app environment in Azure Blockchain Workbench to generate an application that uses your blockchain of choice to drive greater accountability in just about any multi-party...
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GDPR is coming, but what does it mean to my school?

by RSSFeed | May 8, 2018 | GDPR (FTV), General (FTV), RSS
You may have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR); if you haven’t, it is a change in the legislation regarding how personal data can be stored and used and it comes into effect on the 25th May...
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Intro to Blockchain and the Azure Blockchain Workbench – Part I

by RSSFeed | May 7, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series Take a close look at blockchain and the work Microsoft is doing to help you harness the technology in Azure. First, I’ll explain how blockchain works, its broader application beyond cryptocurrency,...
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SAP HANA on Azure M-series VMs

by RSSFeed | May 7, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series You’ll see the latest updates to running your SAP HANA workloads on Azure. And some of the benefits, like scale on-demand, increased performance, analytics, and security. Azure offers on-demand M-series virtual...
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Synology DS1815+ (No Power) – My Story

by Dave | May 3, 2018 | S1-Incidents, Site-1
The story begins in March 2018 after a minor unplanned power outage. The following days refer to actionable days, not an actual timeline. Day 1 The UPS attached to my DS1815+ unexpectedly died, and what should have been a...
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Updates to Microsoft Visio

by RSSFeed | May 3, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series On this show, I take a tour of recent updates to Microsoft Visio. The team has recently added online editing and viewing capabilities to Visio Online along with integration in Microsoft...
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School Census Summer 2018 – Fileset 901

by Dave | May 2, 2018 | General (FTV)
Posts in this seriesSchool Census Summer 2018 – Fileset 902School Census Summer 2018 – Fileset 901Available from: http://www.capitaess.co.uk/home/index.asp Fileset 901 will also be made available for deployment via SOLUS3. Details of how to manage this process are in the...
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Guidance: School census: notepad entries for COLLECT queries

by RSSFeed | May 2, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Replaced notepad entries spreadsheet with the summer 2018 collection. This document lists acceptable notes to explain queries in COLLECT. Once you’ve entered your school census data into COLLECT, it will automatically notify you if there are any errors...
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Introducing Gen 2 Azure SQL Data Warehouse

by RSSFeed | May 1, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series The next generation of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, now generally available. You’ll see how this makes it easier to quickly and efficiently spin up data warehousing capabilities for everyday workloads, allowing...
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A tour of updates to Office for Mac – real time co-auth, Touch Bar support and more

by RSSFeed | May 1, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series Office for Mac tour. A complete look at the latest updates from tailored features for the Mac, such as Touch Bar integration, new capabilities to support teamwork in real time co-authoring...
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High Performance Computing (HPC) options in Azure

by RSSFeed | April 27, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS
RSS Content from Microsoft Mechanics Office Garage Series explore the services in Azure to run high-performance computing applications and solutions. Azure can deliver all sizes of computation. From enabling powerful visual simulations and engineering scenarios, to dynamic rendering for...
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Guidance: School workforce census 2018: business and technical specification

by RSSFeed | April 24, 2018 | DfE, General (FTV), RSS
Updated: Added school workforce validation rules. These documents give technical information about submitting data for the 2018 school workforce census. They describe the data items for collection in the census. These documents are for software suppliers and users of:...
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Guidance: Data protection: toolkit for schools

by RSSFeed | April 24, 2018 | DfE, GDPR (FTV), General (FTV), RSS
To prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018 all organisations handling personal data, including schools, need to have the right governance measures. This guidance will help schools develop policies and processes for...
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SWGfL publishes new GDPR guidance for schools and colleges

by RSSFeed | April 23, 2018 | GDPR (FTV), General (FTV), RSS
In preparation for new GDPR legislation, which comes into effect on 25th May 2018, SWGfL, a partner in The UK Safer Internet Centre, has published advice and guidance to help schools and colleges when it comes to managing personal data....
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