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    School Planner Book - Showing parent

    Does anybody use this system? I know of a school near me which uses it to inform parent's of what homework is set for students?

    I'm thinking of creating one as it actually looks pretty simple (i've already done the front page mock up)!

    Just wondering if it is something parents use?

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    *bump* anybody using?

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    I knocked my own up for my last place of work's moodle system. Since going redundant they changed all passwords etc so I no longer have access...I dont mind writing another one up, just need to know if it will be via website or VLE (if VLE, will be longer to make)

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    I'm not to fussed about making it (as i have all the website templates as going to based off our intranet theme.

    I'm more interested to know peoples thoughts on how well the system worked along with what features are good on it?

    do parents actually use it (i assume they would) as it keeps them up to date with what the son/daughters homework.

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    We had it set up so the teachers filled in the homework for the class, if a child was a member of that class it attached to that childs file. At the end of each day if a child had homework, it emailed the parents (of those that opted in) or the parents could see it online.

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    I'm going for a more basic solution - parents can go to the site and search against teacher/year/subject for what homework is set. The current mock up of the front page is

    The Weald School - My Homeworks

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    Thats cool....I would have it database driven however...So in effect the options would affect the next option..

    Year group would affect the lessons.
    Lessons would affect the teacher.

    Pretty simple to knock up

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    I do see how you mean and its a good option ill talk to the aht pushing it. All the options are provided from a db anyway (apart from years as they don't change much!) so new staff can actually add themselves plus they can also add course/subjects if they start new ones. Problem with it being database driven is that it needs manual input every year/when the timetable changes.

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    Not really as it will be the same teachers teaching lessons. Only thing will need changing is year group movements. Make it simple enough and teachers could do it themselves!!! Lol

    I have had a few to drink so could knock up some decent database sql code for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Not really as it will be the same teachers teaching lessons. Only thing will need changing is year group movements. Make it simple enough and teachers could do it themselves!!! Lol

    I have had a few to drink so could knock up some decent database sql code for you.
    you can do but having seen our timetable and they way they right that the codes change rather alot - all depends on how they want it! they change their mind every 5 mins in this place! the only reason i've knocked up the first page is i'm not sure if it is even going to happen!

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    Doesnt hurt to knock up a freeware copy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Doesnt hurt to knock up a freeware copy!
    go for it! i'll keep you posted on my progress!

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    Update on progress

    The Weald School

    Above is what the site currently looks like - Sample Screen shots of the logged in interface is below (staff and student - can be used with AD or seperate) - all database driven with the timetable automatically synced from sims (once a week - but can be manually done by running a batch file which uses command reporter posted to a page which then trims and updates local db). Written using PHP, jquery and mysql.

    Initial login
    p1.png
    Setting Homework
    Sethw.png
    Display Homework - don't need to be logged in
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    Student View
    studentview.png

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    Out of interest ... do you have a VLE and could that do it for you instead? Does your MIS give parents access to attendance, reports, etc? Could it be put in there? I'm not saying it isn't a good thing ... but I tend to prefer to see things which are easily integrated with existing systems or to get people to make the most of what they have already ...

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    We have a VLE (moodle) we have looked at the intergration with that for things such as parental reporting (things such as Webanywheres and others).

    We currently use SLG (which we are getting rid of come April), one of the things we are going to try and setup when we get a chance is being able to auto-login to the homework site from moodle (in the same way Mahara does it).

    The next possibility we are thinking about is custom writing some parental reports (but we would have to export and sit in the MYSQL server probably once a night for it to be up to date). But to be honest I think it would be easier to use the one @penfold99's company make.

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