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  1. ICT Tip #62 - Previous Versions

    by , 25th February 2014 at 04:16 PM
    This may or may not be relevant for your environment, but if it is, it's only ever a help for your users to know how to use the feature. ICT Tip 062 - Previous Versions.doc
  2. Further Adventures in Macland - Parallels SCCM Agent a few months later

    by , 24th February 2014 at 04:23 PM

    Assuming that you're interested in this, I would suggest that you read my previous three blog posts first. This will put this new post into some context and it saves me having to write it all again! Links to the previous posts: ...
  3. Keeping an eye on who is in school

    by , 14th February 2014 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    Form tutors, with great ease this widget will allow you to view the attendance percentage for your tutees, even providing a ranked list. Why not try and encourage some healthy competition!

    Alter the parameters/settings appropriately and this widget will also be great for Headís of Year to keep an eye on all their learners without constantly reviewing attendance reports each week or even less regularly. Perhaps at the end of the year or each term, your SMT could view all the learners ...
  4. The User Profile Service failed the logon

    by , 13th February 2014 at 02:59 PM
    If you've worked with Windows 7 for any length of time, you're sure to have come across this error sooner or later. Most of the time it's relatively easy fix involving the registry, which you can find here (this works for Vista, windows 7 and 8:

    User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8

    However this one laptop was not playing ball. I'd ran through all of the above steps, and nothing, no new accounts could be created, the guest account wasn't working ...
  5. Managing Total Storage in Schools

    , 12th February 2014 at 03:21 PM
    One (of many) things that created discussion from my last blog post was the total amount of storage we provide to our users in school. Unlike some schools we do not limit quotas for user or shared areas but we do keep it very well maintained via automated and manual processes. Many people seemed to be surprised our total data store was only 500GB for a school with over 1,000 users. People mentioned figures such as 5tb to 20tb of storage which seemed very large to me. Some other network ...

    Updated 12th February 2014 at 04:14 PM by zag

  6. ICT Tip #61 - Related Messages in Outlook 2010

    by , 4th February 2014 at 04:41 PM
    Another email tip this week, because there's so much people don't seem to know. ICT Tip 061 - Related Messages in Outlook.doc
  7. Stable ICT systems in Schools

    , 4th February 2014 at 11:51 AM
    I've been doing this job for many years and one of the biggest targets I have had in that time is to make our entire ICT ecosystem "Stable". By this I mean that things work as they should in a classroom or for our admin staff and dont break too often. In fact when something breaks it should be a surprise or an extraordinary event, not something that inevitably just happens. We all see jobs of "the projector is broken" or "the hard disk died" but these ...

    Updated 4th February 2014 at 12:51 PM by zag

  8. How has your registration/form group behaved today?

    by , 2nd February 2014 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    View today's, yesterday's, or the last 7 day's behaviour by registration group. In fact, add the widget twice to show positive and negative events. Or even create a SLT/SMT Behaviour Dashboard showing summary behaviour for each year group.

    Build relationships further by commenting on positive behaviour in other classes. Make students aware that you know if they've had a poor lesson and provide support/sanctions.


    Updated 19th March 2014 at 07:13 AM by ProgressoGeek