And as far as I know, does my schools stature match that of IBM, CC and RM? I think not. Your references fail.
EDIT: As per not reading, I am addressing your initial post, if you feel you have more worthless crap to add too it, edit the post, make adjustments and I'll appropriate my response to that.
How many people are in your school? We have 120 staff here for 600 pupils. That is the same sort of size as a branch office of IBM, is larger than most departments at our county council and would be a good sized office for IBM...
But if those anologies aren't any good. How about your local doctor's surgery? Every one of ours uses electronic diaries, and we're in a relatively rural area.
I have both a PDA and a paper diary. Both are useful in their own right but the paper diary is the one I use all the time.
I used to have a Blackberry but I accidentally dropped it overboard whilst sea-fishing off the coast of Minehead a couple of weeks back. The Old Ship Aground pub/hotel was very nice.
Last edited by tech_guy; 16th July 2008 at 03:42 PM.
I would call any of the SMT's PA's, I'm not going into the meeting with them, I wont see them there, therefore some social interaction would be nice, and all the PA's are, always got something nice to talk about.
Ours do, they can call from wherever and make a phone call, even if not in classroom all departments have phones, its not like someone's going to call during a lesson is it? During free time, where they have access to their phones.
600 students are irrelevant, that do not operate at the same level, they do not go into meetings, they do not have phones (however they're more than welcome to use any departments phones to call members of staff) As a result, your IBM statement fails YET AGAIN.
Yes, people ring phones in communal areas all the time, during lesson times, break times etc... (We have phones in 3 communal areas in our school, all cause problems). Phones (either internal extensions or any other form) in classes are disruptive, and as such aren't allowed in our school.Ours do, they can call from wherever and make a phone call, even if not in classroom all departments have phones, its not like someone's going to call during a lesson is it? During free time, where they have access to their phones.
Example: IBM now run the resources directorate for Somerset County council. As such they have a local branch office in Taunton with less than the number of staff than we have in our school. So yes, my statement doesn't fail. But at the same time, you have ignored the other examples...600 students are irrelevant, that do not operate at the same level, they do not go into meetings, they do not have phones (however they're more than welcome to use any departments phones to call members of staff) As a result, your IBM statement fails YET AGAIN.
Also, block caps is shouting, so is rude. And you state that I am basing my argument on my school, which I am not, but it does appear that you are doing so with your school.
Last edited by localzuk; 16th July 2008 at 03:48 PM.
I have my outlook calendar, PDA and a paper diary. I find the paper diary very usefull for taking notes etc when i go out on visits to other schools. Although i have just got me a HP Mininote so i will start using that.
The thing is unless people keep everything in their electronic diaries some of the problems outlined in the OP still exist regarding rescheduling. For example if I have a dentist appointment immediately after school I might not enter it into my public diary so someone could assume that I'm free them and schedule a meeting based on this which we then have to untangle!
And meetings with them are confirmed electronically with a click of a button. Our head has limited time (like everyone else) so doesn't need to spend forever on phones arranging meetings (nor does his PA). Clicking a button yes or no takes no time at all and gives everyone piece of mind that the meeting is scheduled and will go ahead as planned.
Well lets see if ict makes peoples lives easier why do they need techies to fix it when it goes wrong. and the amount of work that has been lost due to crashes theft ect. as to ibm and councils i cant say but i bet theres a few paper diaries in the council offices. and as for rm if they used paper at least there stuff would work... as to letter writing ive not had a letter ive sent go missing but ive had emails just vanish into the ether. and as for card payments i do use that over the internet but at least when you paid for everything in cash you didnt see youre bank account suddenly empty..... ps i can read and the comment that diaries should be electronic well i hope after youve planned youre life in youre pda it then dosent crash just as youre in that very important meeting as they are prone to do... while paper will still be there..... (my comments are my own)
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