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  1. vikpaw's Avatar
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  2. zag's Avatar
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    Nice to hear it is improving and listening to feedback. I'm not impressed they are still using SharePoint though.

    I couldn't imagine going back to all those provisioning layers, and hassle of active directory accounts, changes to your core AD structure ect.

    I still also don't get where the product is going. Is it a Parent Gateway? (which is what everyone wants) or is it some kind of replacement for Sims on the web? (which is what we want as well, but not in the same product or based on SharePoint)
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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
  4. 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.
  5. vikpaw's Avatar
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    @midiwife - so great that you chose to sign up.
    we'd be very interested to hear what led to your decision.
    Did you know about EduGeek before hand?
    Did you chance upon the stand, or seek it out?
    Who did you talk to on the stand?
    What made you sign up?

    Do please introduce yourself here http://www.edugeek.net/forums/genera...self-here.html so you can get some welcome hugs and maybe an eduhobnob.
  6. dthebike's Avatar
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    These are instructions on how to get Youtube for Schools working through an ISA server. Can't vouch for it myself as I gave up on getting it working - seems a lot of effort for minimal gain. I was just reposting in case anyone else found it useful.
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    Hi,

    Sorry this might be a dumb question, what options / functions does this bring or enable?

    Many thanks

    Nick
  8. andyturpie's Avatar
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    Ahh, I was thinking of when the drive had lost its partition info, not physically failed. I have also seen when this happens, that windows (especially W7) fails to assign a drive letter too. Maybe I have been a tad luckier than most in that respect!
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    Andy - not been able to format most failed thumb drives :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by andyturpie
    In this case - I just format and use something like recuva to retrieve the files.
  10. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    Great bit of work this, thanks
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    Hi schmid-

    thanks for the note about LearnDash. You are right, WP is a great platform for learning management, in particular because of the social aspects it can afford. I'll respectfully disagree with mhathaway about the level of metrics that can be obtain in WP vs. other platforms, such as Moodle. In the past, this statement would have been true. However, with the new tin-can api (replacement of the old SCORM protocol), gathering learning metrics isn't limited by the Moodle-esque infrastructure.

    We are currently infusing tin-can api into the LearnDash plugin, which essentially means it will gather data that people are used to seeing in traditional LMS platforms. If you are interested in reading more about tin-can api, head over to
    Benefits of Tin-Can API | WPLMS .

    Thanks,

    Justin Ferriman
    Founder, LearnDash
  12. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    Thanks for the heads up@fn-gm...glad someone has done the tested for me.
  13. 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
  14. LickOfPaint's Avatar
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    *Yoink!*
    Thanks for this. Just what I was looking for
  15. andyturpie's Avatar
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    In this case - I just format and use something like recuva to retrieve the files.
  16. FN-GM's Avatar
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    Just thought i would add that it works with Windows 8 as well as 7.
  17. Wrecsam's Avatar
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    Hi,

    I am in exactly the same boat. Salary static + bills going up = misery. Not worth working. Thanks to all the politicians and bankers out there.
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    From what I have been able to find on the web. Win & seems to be causing issues with thumb drives and no one seems to a) know why it is happening or b) know how to recover the drives once you can no longer access them! I've tried several several of the 'fixes' suggested and none of them work. Even CHKDSK can't read the drive even the the PC allocates it a drive letter!

    Hey Ho!
  19. CadlaM's Avatar
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    Yes, we have a few staff who seem good at it too. Not sure if it's their home PC on old OS, Win 7 or both
  20. mhathaway's Avatar
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    If you like Learn Dash, did you see the recent launch of WooTheme's Sensei LMS plugin for WordPress?

    I think it all depends on how you want to use your VLE. WordPress based solutions provide a 'lite' option. But they lack most of the sophisticated assessment, tracking and analytics capabilities of something like Moodle.
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