Copiers Phone Home

Like most things these days, technology is attached to the internet, and My photo copiers are by no means any exception. They now have the ability like E.T. to “Phone home”, except it’s not a phone call – it’s an...

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UPRN (Unique Property Reference Number) for Pupil’s Address

The UPRN is voluntary for this Census, but will mandatory for 2017/18 Censuses. Via: https://myaccount.capita-cs.co.uk/forums/thread/sims-census/2eb22287-f0e5-e511-a7d4-0050568b7785 What is a UPRN? A Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) is a unique alphanumeric identifier for every spatial address in Great Britain and can be found...

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Mostly assessment.

This week has mostly seen me doing assessment reporting tasks. I’ve filtered down the “Hampshire Model” reports from year based, into class based along with some other sub filters. I’ve also been producing “Parent Report” style documents Each report and...

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E-safety Support – Top 10 tips for promoting schools via social media

Making the decision to promote your school through social media is a huge step. With the protection and safeguarding of students at the forefront of their minds, many school leaders worry about the risks. But the benefits of using social...

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Great thought process.

I’d loved to of known what the thought process was that led to this photo being taken. Caused quite a few giggles when the copier actually ran out of paper. Hits: 26...

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MIS CSM

My MIS CSM dates are available, although I can’t book them yet (too early). 8th March – Half Day Session – Cowes Isle of Wight 10th March – Full Day Session – London I normally try for the London-based one for...

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#BETT2016 – Who did I stop and talk too?

So who did I stop and talk to at BETT 2016? The School Planner Company [www.school-planners.co.uk] Digital school planner for pupils and parents. Thank you Matthew Hubbard for My chat. PadCaster [www.padcaster.com] [Posts] Turns your iPad and iPod into a...

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#BETT2016 #SalesCalls

So it’s now the Monday after the BETT event, this is when those follow up emails and phone calls start. It might take a few days before they start getting to me, but it will happen. “He’s expecting my call” I’ve...

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BETT 2016 Visit

Posts in this seriesBETT 2016 Visit#Bett2016 I’m hoping to tweet Today is my planned visit to the BETT show in London, I should be on site by 10-10:30am. Planned Journey.    Floor plan Click for floorplan. Hits: 109...

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UPS/APC

Posts in this seriesIsle of Wight: Newport power cutUPS/APCWhen I had My power blips on Friday (15-01-2016) it quickly came clear that one of My UPS units wasn’t holding its charge; I’re now looking forward to its replacement to arrive...

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The best classroom experience is about to get better.

  Technology can reshape education. And iPad, with its powerful features and apps, opens up new, more engaging ways of learning. With the iOS 9.3 beta, you’ll find a preview of new features that will make it even easier for schools...

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Isle of Wight: Newport power cut

15-Jan-2016 HOMES and businesses in Newport have been hit by a power cut this afternoon (Friday).A fault occurred at around 12.10pm, affecting 1,657 properties, as well as some traffic lights, including those at Coppins Bridge. Southern Electric said engineers were...

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iPad for Teachers rollout.

Since returning in January I have been successfully issuing teachers their iPads along with the SIMS Teacher app. Some staff have expressed their positiveness and intrigue into recording pupil objectives in assessment during the lesson. Unfortunately the assessment model I am...

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64-Bit Windows rollout

My major hold up with the Windows 7 64-bit client rollout was mainly caused by 64-bit printer driver issues on an old 32-bit server. I’m very happy to report after much research that today (13-01-2016) this has been resolved. It...

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Schools told to monitor pupils web use to prevent radicalisation – BBC News

Schools in England must set online filters and monitor pupils internet use under plans to protect them from radicalisation, education secretary Nicky Morgan said. Ministers are concerned young people could be targeted by extremists, possibly via school computers. Mrs Morgan said...

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The first week back.

I think the week just gone (first week after Christmas/New Year) has been the busiest and most hectic return I’ve ever experienced after christmas. Granted each return hasn’t been a bundle of laughs, however I don’t think “hitting the ground...

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2016 – Safer Internet Centre (FEB. 9th 2016)

Join the global celebration on 9th February! Safer Internet Day 2016 will take place on the 9th February with the theme Play your part for a better internet! Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration...

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