HIAS Subject Leader Development Role

I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute to the HIAS SLD days and this time I have been asked to review some NEW technologies. I thought that it might be a good idea to write short blog post on each technology or tool, colleagues could then either download / print or share the blog post for anyone to take advantage of. I am trying to be a little more eco responsible. I will try and set out .... Read more and bookmark.

15 Nov ’08 0

Digital Leaders

We only two ICT staff last year, a Digital Leaders programme was almost impossible. We opened the facilities as much as possible but it was exhausting. Now with three staff, fewer discipline issues, we have a structured support programme. At least one ICT room is open every break and lunch time for all students, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons were originally set aside for Yr 11 Workshops, .... Read more and bookmark.

15 Nov ’08 0

Slow Change

Recently I have enjoyed the visual presentation, as well as the commentary on dangerouslyirrelevant. This has certainly led me to consider how information can be presented on our new college website we have been developing. So far my Joomla has been very positive, but I will let others make the final decision, in fact we are using a polling module to get feedback right now. Finally, a short .... Read more and bookmark.

27 Oct ’08 0

'The things we don't know, we don't know.'

Expected difficulties can be managed. In terms of the curriculum; new staff, a new KS2 curriculum, a new Unit of work for Year 9s, in their new sets. A revised unit of work (well, almost) for Yr 10s and finally, a new course for low ability students in Yrs 9 and 10 (with a newly associated ICT staff, a Teaching Assistant, workign with a full time member of staff) and not being able to set in Yr .... Read more and bookmark.

12 Oct ’08 0

Summer Roundup

Well I never managed to post this Summer roundup! This is a retrospective posting…. It has been a very busy summer, some difficulties were expected and some managed. Of course, many unexpected! We have had some real difficulties with the Network, expecially external usage eg financial packages and County services. One or two gliches were unavoidable as we mored from a College appointed .... Read more and bookmark.

20 Sep ’08 0

OneNote of Caution

I have been working with OneNote, writing a scheme of work for our new OCR National in ICT, Unit 4 should be curious. Planning and constructing a scheme of work in OneNote has been a learning experience, OneNote has also offered some ‘oh, thats neat’ solutions to preparing and scripting a scheme of work, but at other times I have been a little frustrated that it was not WORD with .... Read more and bookmark.

11 Aug ’08 0