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  1. jom's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM
    How much did you get stung for roaming charges though? I hear data is very expensive abroad!
    Indeed!... To be fair I did get about 20 extra on my bill, for 10 days away... but it was worth it!! What a geek I am!! :-)
  2. CAM's Avatar
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    How much did you get stung for roaming charges though? I hear data is very expensive abroad!
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    Thanks for this Matthew, a very quick and useful reply. FROGos seems to be turning out ok and there are lots of useful and more easily adaptable elements to it, than Frog 3.

    Will keep you posted of our trial,
    Cheers
    Joe
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    Hi Jom,

    The refresh issue is due to FrogOS being a browser based platform, so if you refresh the browser itself, it will override whatever Frog is doing.

    A few other Schools have hidden the tool bar completely with F11, to reduce the chances of refreshing the page (but this is just a short term fix) it wouldn't eradicate pressing f5 though.

    I think we are looking at getting FrogOS to save the state of the platform, in case you accidentally refresh the page. So when it loads up again, you will be exactly at the same point (with all the applications you had open too). Also, maybe adding a refresh button on the Frog Page itself would make it a better user experience (in case the page crashes).

    I've shared this feedback with others at Frog for now, and I hope you're enjoying FrogOS apart from that issue.

    Thanks

    Matthew Foulds

    Community Manager, Frog
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  6. jom's Avatar
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    Thanks for comment Vikpaw - I didn't get chance to go to the sessions on iPads, which I regret. Perhaps I would have got some ideas from there.

    As you say it needs trials in small groups, which I think our school are going to do next year with some year 7s. We will see how it goes. I also have heard the positives about Chrome books - we are looking into this now.

    Thanks for the links to the slides, very useful. With regards to OCR and Raspberry Pis, as I said, they were very good indeed and showed how you can do simple programming to make things like lights and motors work from code. They have now put the resources online: ICT and Computing - Raspberry Pi - OCR.

    Joe
  7. vikpaw's Avatar
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    Hey, good to hear your comments.
    There were a number of seminar sessions for using ipads in the classroom, as well as how to manage them. It's not as easy and straightforward as you'd first think. Quite a few ideas though.
    It depends on what you / the school wants to achieve. Just having them for the sake of it, because, as you say there is a lot of hype, would be the wrong reason. I'd want to do trials in small groups.
    There's no doubt that iPads are slick and easy to use, but i've seen groups of kids evaluate devices and opt for chromebooks over them. iPads are the hardest to manage, but seem to be reliable and have plenty of decent apps out there.
    Check the #lutonipadbett tag on twitter for some tweets on the deployment / issues session. Also the slides are supposed to be on http://www.elearningtv.co.uk/View.as...02~4f~EhCZuTCg
    I missed the OCR sessions, so if you have notes / links etc that would be useful.
  8. LickOfPaint's Avatar
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    Hey Jom, just signed up myself!
    Keen to read about BETT. Can't go this year, but hopefully next time