Welcome all :)
Welcome all :)
Just found this forum while googling for information on suitable laptops for primary schools and joined up.
I'm a governor (:eek: ooo, i can hear the groans now ...) at my local primary school and with quite a few years in the IT industry, I was 'awarded' the ICT Link governor role. If i had ever entertained the idea that that ICT in education was going to be a breeze, it disappeared very quickly. Policies, LEA's, procurement, administration, AUPs, internet monitoring, ICT suites, RM CC4 - the actual ICT equipment is the least of my worries. And that is before I think about the teaching of ICT in the curriculum!
This forum looks like a huge font of knowledge about ICT within education and no doubt I shall be posting quite a few questions. Sadly, by the time I might consider myself nearly competent in these matters, my 4 years will be up.
Anyway, enough of my meandering twaddle. I'll let everyone get on with bumping up the share price of McVities :)
I stumbled across this site whilst at a recent SIF conferece, got to say I wish I'd found it a lot sooner!
Bit about me:
I work for CEM in the Yellis project and have had a lot of involvement with SIF (POC2 in Northern Ireland) my main work interests are data transfer and MIS
Hello all, I'm John and I'm half of the IT department at Penn Cambria.
And just because I see it on the side of my screen while posting and can't help but laugh... :troll:
He just looks fun. :)
Welcome to Jeff, John and Sasy (real name I'm not sure of!).
Hopefully you will find some useful information!
Not so bad being an IT Link Governor - I'm one of those too, and possibly not the only one (as well as being a school techie in a different school). I am impressed by the things you quote - if I didn't do the job I do, I would not have found out about any of those from governor meetings or the school.
Welcome - I'm sure we will be able to help you....
My name's Karl, I'm a systems architect at Pearson Education. I've joined EduGeek to aid me in decision-making about various technical issues that we face in developing software applications for the UK schools market.
I think it's good to have some of the developers on here to listen to what we edugeeks need to run software at our schools succesfully. And to help us out when we get stuck with their products.
My names David, currently working for an IT Support company, we look after several schools around sussex, and I have finally joined as I find the information on this site so useful!