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The Progresso Geek


Hi, I'm an information systems techie who loves a challenge. And when that challenge brings out the best in software, even better! Plus, I also like to share. [Note: all data used/displayed within my report screen prints is fictitious]

  1. Who's on Report Today?

    by , 22nd August 2014 at 04:57 PM (The Progresso Geek)
    As a teacher you may often hear the phrase "Can you sign my report card". However, this is usually at the end of the lesson, but would have been more helpful if mentioned at the start.
    Well here's a Progresso widget that may help teachers know who's actually on report based on the teachers timetable. It will highlight the current lesson too.

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    Updated 9th September 2014 at 04:02 PM by ZeroHour

    Categories
    Widgets , Dashboards
  2. Video: Uploading Widget Reports

    by , 18th March 2014 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
  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 ...
    Categories
    Widgets
  4. 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.

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

    Categories
    Widgets
  5. Staff Utilisation Report

    by , 5th January 2014 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    Want to know the total hours timetabled for a selection of staff across a date range? Well here's a report that can help.

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    Updated 19th March 2014 at 07:08 AM by ProgressoGeek

    Categories
    Reports
  6. Cluster Reporting Widgets

    by , 12th December 2013 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    I've had to revisit a number of my widgets so that they can also run at cluster level for individual schools within the cluster. A few hours work but it was worth the effort.

    Below is a Progresso Cluster User Dashboard which uses 2 widgets (previously posted on this blog) but the establishment parameter in each widget points at a different school within the cluster. Hey presto! I can see a summary of a number of schools on a single page.

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    Updated 19th March 2014 at 07:02 AM by ProgressoGeek

    Categories
    Dashboards
  7. Attainment vs National Average

    by , 19th November 2013 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    As an ex-teacher I remember having access to key information at the right time was always challenging. If I've entered the current assessment levels why can't I easily see it without having to navigate through the system?

    Well here's a widget that just might help with that.

    The Attainment vs National Average widget allows a user to select an assessment point (e.g. Year 4 / Autumn 1 / NC Level) and compares it to a specified level (e.g. National Average). The widget will ...

    Updated 19th March 2014 at 06:58 AM by ProgressoGeek

    Categories
    Widgets
  8. SEN Summary and Review Reminder

    by , 27th October 2013 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    With so much going on at schools today, it's easy to miss things. So why can't your MIS remind you?


    Here's a simple little widget that lists the SEN reviews in chronological order and highlights any that have gone past their date (in red) and the ones to be done in the next 3 weeks (in green). Oh, and if the learner doesn't have a review date then these are also highlighted (in grey).


    Tags: progresso, sen, widget
    Categories
    Widgets
  9. I see you.... View today's users and their duration

    by , 21st September 2013 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    Not all data in Progresso is manually entered. What about all that information collected in the logs?

    I wanted to see if I could easily view who was logged on so I built this simple widget which looks at today's users and calculates how long they have been using the system.

    It's surprising what other data is stored, such as the IP address. This gave me the idea to try out the SSRS feature to launch an external URL. So if you click on the IP address a new window will ...

    Updated 19th March 2014 at 06:54 AM by ProgressoGeek

    Categories
    Widgets
  10. Happy Birthday to you

    by , 14th September 2013 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    Did you know that your MIS can help remind you of those really important dates?


    Why not add the "Todays Birthdays" widget to your dashboard and set the parameters just to look at your Form/Tutor/Registration group.


    Btw, the widget only looks forward 7 days and the highlighted row is the current day.


    Categories
    Widgets
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