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  1. We got there

    by , 20th December 2009 at 09:03 AM (Connecting classrooms through ICT - projects, sharing, networking for teachers and students)
    End of term we reached our target of 3000 links that we have set up for schools in the UK. We actually had a thermometer on the wall that we coloured in, day by day.
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  2. St Vincent linking with Bucks schools...

    by , 20th December 2009 at 09:01 AM (Connecting classrooms through ICT - projects, sharing, networking for teachers and students)
    Had Bucks meeting last week in High Wycombe and the 8 heads chosen to go to St Vincent & Grenadines are all fab and full of ideas.

    We've also had more than sixty applications from local authorities to link four of their schools with schools in Latin America, India and Sri Lanka, the panel to choose the 25 successful applications is on Jan 7th.

    The delegation is going in at the highest possible level so all the materials they share will be properly suited to curriculum ...

    Updated 20th December 2009 at 09:10 AM by lizhitchcock (name of place not clear)

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  3. Innovation Management

    by , 7th December 2009 at 09:08 PM (Grumbledook's stuff!)
    Probably not that relevant to all ... but worth having a look at and a think.

    http://grumbledook.com/2009/12/06/in...on-management/

    It would also be worth looking at TeachMeet EdTechRoundUp 2009 as there were so many ideas there that it is hard to summarise.
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  4. Another blog post

    by , 7th December 2009 at 09:05 PM (Grumbledook's stuff!)
    Still playing catch up with linking to old blog posts.
    http://grumbledook.com/2009/11/29/fi...ll-your-needs/
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  5. Blog posts

    by , 7th December 2009 at 09:05 PM (Grumbledook's stuff!)
    http://grumbledook.com/2009/11/03/technical-champions/

    (still not had that chat about WordPress integration)
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  6. Why The Education Sector Is...Different

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    CAM
    , 4th December 2009 at 01:35 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Sometimes I look at why I work for lower money then my corporate counterparts in IT. Then I realise in corporate IT, you don't get strange and random situations every day due to the unpredictability of the students at the school.

    As an example, I currently have some of the older kids singing a joint rendition of the song below in one of the corridors outside my office. You won't see that in corporate IT.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx1XIm6q4r4"]YouTube- ...

    Updated 4th December 2009 at 01:38 PM by CAM

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  7. How to remove Conficker (AKA Downadup and Kido)

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    CAM
    , 2nd December 2009 at 06:34 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Following on from my post earlier, I am publishing a quick guide to removing this nasty virus. Hopefully it will let you clear it from your network a bit quicker then we have.

    First of all, you need to shut your network down. This is important because Conficker spreads from computer to computer regardless of them being patched against it. We found lots of systems that were patched but still infected after the virus propagated over the network, only a few systems that didnít belong ...
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  8. Conficker

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    CAM
    , 2nd December 2009 at 01:59 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    I recovered from the flu! Then after catching up following a weeks quarantine Conficker came to play.

    On the Friday, the network came down.
    By the following Thursday, core services were restored. So about a week.

    Still a few bits left but now I am back to another week of catching up as our reports couldn't be filled in or analysed by admin staff. On the plus side, I could tinker with Remote Desktop to monitor the servers and had lots of experience cleaning up ...
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  9. Global learning through ICT

    by , 1st December 2009 at 07:25 AM (Connecting classrooms through ICT - projects, sharing, networking for teachers and students)
    Well we are off; yesterday I got the news that the Buckingshire area link with St Vincent & Grenadines (SVG) is going ahead. High Wycombe has a lot of SVG families who migrated back in the 50s and 60s; these projects will reflect this community and its history and also include curriculum links to human rights - namely fair trade, slavery ('resistance and rebellion'), MFL (French and Spanish is spoken) and a host of other stuff - arts, music obviously.

    How will it be done? I'm ...
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  10. Usernames - Should they identify a pupil?

    by , 13th November 2009 at 04:24 PM (Grumbledook's stuff!)
    In a discussion about student IDs I got a tad frustrated by the take some people have about Becta guidance and that it is given from a point of not really understanding how the real world works or giving examples ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    With all respect to DB and AT ... B*11*cks

    Becta put out the recommendation based on data protection guidance and esafety guidance from a heap of places and just collate it. Having a go at them for doing this is pretty pointless and hiding your head in
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