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General Chat Thread, I seem to have some money for a project to "push IT forward"... in General; As per the title I seem to have been given some extra budget to to do something interesting to "push ...
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    Smile I seem to have some money for a project to "push IT forward"...

    As per the title I seem to have been given some extra budget to to do something interesting to "push IT forward" in the school...

    I think the head is expecting something big, which can wow the kids, parents, governors, etc...
    But I've got no ideas...

    So thinking caps on!?

    V.

    PS. I wasn't sure which forum to drop this into, so if I've goofed, could a mod move to to somewhere better!

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    I think we may need a bit more info - what do you have already? How much is some money?

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    Yes, should have put that in...
    We've got plenty of PCs, a couple of laptop trolleys, Smart boards/projectors/PC in all the classes, a new-ish big central server, plenty of printers, etc.
    So the main IT infrastructure is sorted, as far as I can see.
    The extra budget is £10K-ish.

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    Its all good and well them giving you the extra money to spend, but you need to have an 'end goal' before you start spending it.

    Your 'Project' should be based on what the powers that be in the school are aiming for as part of their Strategic Improvement Plan, that way it will tie into what the school want to achieve, and not just what IT wants to achieve.

    I'd be asking your SLT for input or ideas as to what direction they see the school going, and tie your plans to that. For instance, does the school want 24 x 7 learning? would a cloud solution work, or be part of that strategy?

    Just my thoughts.

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    Ah, so it's not just me then...
    I totally agree, but the balls been put in my court, so to speak. The money is there "to do something great", I just need to come up with the ideas...

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    Primary or Secondary School?

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    Remote desktop?

    24/7 access is huge here and has made a massive difference to staff and pupils. (Maybe not so relevant if you are a primary school though)

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    Tablets??? Anything from iPads, Elitepads and Thinkpads to the Zoostorm Playtabs.

    Let me know if you need any quotes

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    Your school maybe intrested in getting a virtual learning environment (VLE), it will give people 24/7 access to school or maybe look into biometreics.

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    Cameras for project work?
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    Just a thought, have you got any failing depts. in the school? Can you implement the technology to support them?

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    Buy me a cookie?

    On a serious note, buy some thinkpads to loan out to students for home use.

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    Site wide wireless.
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