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  1. CAM's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen_Clough
    Sounds good, might have to attend this one.
    It's been and gone but is held around the same time each year. Come to the 2012 conference!
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    Sounds good, might have to attend this one.
  3. neilenormal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartridout
    Hi Neilenormal. What kind of wage do they get?
    We employed them on the NJC scales used by local authorities, and the grade was set by a role matching exercise. They were employed on a term time only basis so the annual salary was pro rata'd down accordingly. Most of them said it was OK, and provided a means of paying the rent and some "beer money" on top!!
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    Hi Neilenormal. What kind of wage do they get?
  5. ChrisH's Avatar
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    For Windows 7 I just made a copy of the simsperm script and then did a search and replace on program files to program files (x86) seems to work fine. This is assuming your Windows 7 folders are installing into the x86 folder.
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    Thanks for the suggestion Neilenormal - we do use gap students and that was one path I was considering. I'm sure that grounding would be invaluable so long as they could handle the 'non-glamour' and graft of doing basic IT support.... Hence I started thinking of apprenticeships. But, yes, with the right person that would be ideal too.
  7. neilenormal's Avatar
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    I had a regular supply of one year students from the local University, who were doing a course that required them to spend the third year of their 4 year course in Industry. We had some excellent people who all aspired to working for the big boys in IT but soon found that the grounding that working in a school gave them proved invaluable to their future careers. I suggest you contact the nearest University to your School and see what they do?
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    Just to update this the 98% cpu and high memory usage were due to the sharepoint timer service. I think it was indexing the search of the site every 15mins causing the slow downs.

    Turning it off has fixed this and doesn't seem to have effected sharepoint features at all but I will keep an eye on it.
  9. vikpaw's Avatar
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    If you post in that thread, they can test for you...
  10. benrwb's Avatar
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    @vikpaw I'm trying to get hold of a Windows 7 system to test it on. If I can get it working I will report back with the results.

    @kevin_lane In my school simsperm is still required, as we haven't switched to SOLUS yet.
    Updated 25th May 2011 at 08:13 AM by benrwb
  11. vikpaw's Avatar
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    It is until SOLUS 3 is fully working everywhere, at least for the upgrade process. Users still need permissions on certain areas just for daily usage, though they may not need to be all that elevated, as most files would be in the documents folder.
    See here though: http://www.edugeek.net/forums/mis-sy...t-win-7-a.html
  12. kevin_lane's Avatar
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    i didnt think simsperm was needed any more
  13. vikpaw's Avatar
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    Good job. Why don't you post it in the MIS forum for others to test.
    It would be good to have a windows 7 version as i'm pretty sure it would need modifying to cope with the increased security on the C drive, so maybe you or someone there can do that.
  14. mrtechsystems's Avatar
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    Packet Tracer is a Cisco router simulator that can be utilized in training and education, but also in research for simple computer network simulations. The tool is created by Cisco Systems and provided for free distribution to faculty, students, and alumni who are or have participated in the Cisco Networking Academy. The purpose of Packet Tracer is to offer students and teachers a tool to learn the principles of networking as well as develop Cisco technology specific skills
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    If you're interested in a payment collection and communications service then ParentMail +Pay has recently partnered with NRS. You get a heavyweight communications tool included allowing schools to set up auto-reminders as well as easily chasing low or overdue payments or balances from parents by email or text. Importantly parents aren't forced to pay for text reminders on low balances.

    Cunninghams/CRB are currently in final stages of integration testing with ParentMail and we expect them to be operational in the next few weeks.

    Gladstones, MH systems & Sharp retail systems are also currently in testing phase with ParentMail and Vericool will start shortly. We hope to have ALL the major CC providers integrated with ParentMail ready for the next school year.

    Paul
  16. Gret_A's Avatar
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    Too many children are tempted to use their phones to video bullying etc and post it - also alot of unwanted distractions - I think for secondary 6th forms and colleges it's fine but would agree with Iosoma that no to younger students.
  17. Gret_A's Avatar
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    You need some compressed air! Its onlt a few £'s, but I cleaned mine with it recently - Disgusting!! haha.
  18. CAM's Avatar
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    Have fun blogging
  19. superfletch's Avatar
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    The most likeley thing is that the PC is displaying at a resolution or frequency not supported by the monitor.

    When you say it turns black after boot do you mean after it finishes post (the basic tests at the very start of the boot process)?

    If it beeps very soon after the monitor dies shortly after post then it might be giving you an error about the battery on the motherboard asking for you to press a key to confirm the message. If this occurs then sometimes the display is out of range for the monitor to display, if this is the case (and the PC is a Dell like the monitor) press F1 after the beep and your PC should continue to boot.

    Also try going into the BIOS setup during the boot phase (usually F2 on a Dell) and see if the monitor behaves the same or if it stays on for longer.
  20. curtsphobias's Avatar
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    test comment!!! wooo!!!!