This week, I had the pleasure of an observation by Mandy Barrow ( @mbarrow ) to assess my teaching and my use of ICT to support learning. In the weeks prior, the pupils had been working on a series of investigations on dissolving and separating. The latest work was on salt and sugar crystal growing.
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It’s amazing how many requests I *still* get, to help with basic printing problems. Some steps to enable staff to solve printing problems themselves: Have you got any print credits? … No? Wait for the replenishment on Monday. Have you selected the correct printer? … No? Select the correct printer. Is the printer switched on?
We are currently costing up a major house makeover for a new property that we are in the process of buying. I have set up each of the rooms as separate spreadsheets in a Google Docs spreadsheet. I needed to bring together the totals of each sheet to combine them in a grand total. The
I had seen ZU3D before at a conference at the Ashford International Hotel. I had a closer look at BETT and was impressed with what I saw. I have been more than happy with the quality and ease of capture with the existing iStopMotion and iMovie combination on the Macs both in school and in
One of the things that I was on the look out for at BETT this year was a replacement for our aging Roamers. We have a small pile of Roamers in varying states of repair. Other than a few totally unserviceable units, the biggest issue we have is the huge outdated batteries that the roamers
Thanks to Anthony Evans for responding to my question: Q: How do I stop ideas auto connecting when they are dragged too close to each other? A: To modify the auto link variables, go into the teacher options (Ctrl + Shift + the letter “o”) and choose the IDEAS tab. To limit the effect of
My school has recently taken up a website service provided by Primary Site. We also have a related Podcast hosting service with them. My purpose of visiting Primary site at BETT was firstly, to discuss a few glitches that we had with the new site and secondly, to enquire about the pupil blogs package that
This year I will be attending BETT on Friday daytime, Friday eve at TeachMeetBETT2010, and on Saturday daytime. It seems rushed even giving it the two days that I do now. What I plan to visit: Google – for school I need to see how Google Docs for Education Domains functions F59 2Simple Software –
The section for ICT in the Sussex Road School report has been enlarged to reflect the raised importance of ICT as a core subject. The following points are intended to guide you about the types of comment you could make about a child’s ability, application and attainment in ICT: What ICT equipment has the pupil
I was recently asked to convert some Kodak Photo CD images to something viewable. It seems that support for this file type has been dropped almost entirely on the Mac. Dragoman came to the rescue – converting batches of the .pcd images in seconds. http://creativebe.com/dragoman/ Price: £17.50