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    Time to get creative

    I've just received a request from PC Advisor\IDG Communications asking for our help again with the official BETT supplement.
    So if you have any ideas for articles and want to become an amateur journalist then please let me know here as they will need them by the 3rd Nov.

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    Any limitations on what these articles should relate to? Beyond obviously IT..

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    I'm more than happy to write something, but I would need a general idea of the sort of articles that they are looking for in the supplement, length you would like them to be etc. then I can probably come up with a few ideas.

    Mike.
    Last edited by maniac; 9th October 2008 at 08:21 PM.

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    Happy to help, but again suggestions are good to start the creative juices flowing

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    OK, the articles should be aimed at predominantly teachers. They should be short, informative and most importantly useful to the readers (again, predominantly teachers). For example I'm going to pen an article entitled 'What do all these things do?' and explain just what all of the network hardware does and what roles servers play. Everything from switches to file servers, from thin client boxes to wireless. All in short easy to understand terms.
    A good idea for an article would be a brief overview of just what Active Directory does and what it can do for your school, and then cover Open Directory and Linux too as well as including the useful extra features that third party products offer. Remeber to be balanced and mention downsides too.

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    I could do something on communication tools to improve school information? if thats the kind of thing you want..?

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    Could do one on new data rules (unless Tony really wants to take that one)

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    I've got a great article title for you.

    Teachers: What BSF outsourced ICT means to YOU

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    Would it be considered poor form to submit an article extolling the virtues of Shutdownertron? In the context of being greener, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Could do one on new data rules (unless Tony really wants to take that one)

    Russell
    Already offered (and partly written!)

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    @webman:
    Totally agree with you, but let them find out for themselves as they don't give a moments thought for us overworked underpaid magicians of the IT domain (the underworld as many teachers would say).

    So Tony what is the title of this IT DIY manual for the teachers going to be called?
    Answers on a postcard:

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    "how to not get beaten with a big stick by your IT department"

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    I've a few ideas, I will come up with one or two suggestions for topics after a weekend mull if that's OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Already offered (and partly written!)


    Fine then Alt topics can write about are : -

    - UMPC what are they and how can we use them
    - MIS systems across the classroom pitfuls to think about (links well to tony's article),
    - if we are also aiming at SLT as well then "helping your schools ICT Support departments to improve" aka FITS and other things to make whole process work smoothly.

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Would it be considered poor form to submit an article extolling the virtues of Shutdownertron? In the context of being greener, obviously.
    A green article would be excellent, and yes, use this as an example.
    Go get 'em tiger!

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