#2 5 Minutes Meals for ICT

I cant remember the format, just give me two seconds to copy and paste it from the last meal, to keep things orderly. Topic or Tool: Busbi Camera, small, portable and easy to use video cameras. What does it cost? The Busbi’s we purchased were from Insight, look for a price bracket of £30-35. Google shop for it! We have a purchasing agreement with Insight, so quick, easy, next day .... Read more and bookmark.

15 Nov ’08 0

#1 5 Minutes Meals for ICT

Topic or Tool: Screencasting, a digital recording of computer screen. What does it cost? Low end FREE, at the Professional end, it can be expensive. For use in your classroom, on your website or CPD, Jing, Wink, ScreenToaster, Screencast-o-matic and the many others, are just fine. Just in case you get hooked, Camtasia, for professional level recording, editing and sharing high end screen video. .... Read more and bookmark.

15 Nov ’08 0

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