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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#EYPP (Early Years Pupil Premium)

EYPP (Early Year Pupil Premium) (26-01-2016)  I had some conflicting advice with several DFE documents, so thought I’d do My own digging. Well what a morning I’ve had trying to get to the bottom this: After calling My MIS support...

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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: 104...

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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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2016 – It’s arrived.

So it’s finally arrived (okay, been and gone by the time you read this). I’d like to thank all My suppliers that have supported and supplied me with their goodies and knowledge over the year, it has been very much...

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SIMS Autumn 2015 Release

Posts in this seriesSOLUS 3 UpgradeSIMS Autumn 2015 ReleaseChecklist & Notes: SIMS Autumn 2015 Release Confirm Upgrade Date Completed Scheduled for 10-12-2015 16:00 Notify Staff (Email/Intranet) Completed 27-11-2015 10:50 Download Updates Completed 08-12-2015 13:20 Pre-Update Backup of VM Completed 08-12-2015...

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Teacher App – Initial Install and Test

03-12-2015 – Project estimates established. 04-12-2015 – Project given the go-ahead. Hardware specification set. iPad mini 2 (32gb Wi-Fi). Licensing costs set. Based on school size. Request for Quotes issued. via RFQs on website. 07-12-2015 – RFQs completed 3 quotes...

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SOLUS 3 Upgrade

Posts in this seriesSOLUS 3 UpgradeSIMS Autumn 2015 ReleaseI’ve upgraded my SIMS SOLUS 3 in preparation for My Autumn 2015 SIMS update. It was scheduled for 5am this morning (09/12/2015), from version 3.9.0.18 to 3.10.73.23, and can report that it...

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