Can anyone who is more familiar with boardworks tell me about the pupils using it?
We have a teacher saying that its 'rendered usless' as the interactive bit does not work for pupils.
I am not sure what she means.
As far as I know,
a) its not installed on the pupils machines (does it need to be?)
b) we don't have licenses for it to be on all machines (its on the teachers that have smartboards).
Before I go back to the teacher, I would like to understand a bit more about it.
salan (7th July 2010)
What we found was the content was quite good and well set out
all but the drama one did not need a install so we dumped them all on a cd server or you could put on a network share.
you need to get a vle version for inclusion on a vle.
im sure they do a scorm version now
Good product very over priced.
Pupils never use this in our school.
It will eventually die a death just like all the other over priced lazy teaching material they seem to buy.
Last edited by round2it; 7th July 2010 at 08:19 PM.
It's probably the macros / embedded flash that will not run for the students.
Will depend what version of office you use and how strict your security settings are within. I have turned the security off for our Office 2007 software to allow macros without prompt etc.
We have them here almost for every subject, have to agree they are over priced but staff seem to like them. They are primarily for use with an interactive whiteboard so why would the pupils need access to them apart from when they interact with the the board. We shared them out to staff users only. I suppose if they don't have an IWB an argument could be put to give access to pupils.
Boardworks is very popular in our school, and it does indeed come in a SCORM package, for a little extra.
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