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MIS Systems Thread, SIMS PE Registers in Technical; We use the SIMS webparts here for attendance across the school, but it works really well in PE....
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    We use the SIMS webparts here for attendance across the school, but it works really well in PE.

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    We have tried numourous ways to get PE to register students, rather then them having to send a paper version to reception each lesson.

    - Samsung Q1's were invested in, they were ok.. but wireless was not very good in them (it could of been down to the fact the wireless AP's were not so good either)

    - We have tried a small windows based PDA, which did the job using the SLG and again it did work, but lacked speed due to wireless.

    and we also tried a Netbook, but never really had the time to play with that.

    But, from all the testing we did it seems all of the above solutions will work perfectly.. you just need to have a good and stable wireless infrastructure in place.

    James.

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    Netbooks here..

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    ACER Aspire One's
    Ubuntu Netbook Remix (Customised to remove some of the apps and tools)
    Wireless Connectivity
    SIMS Learning Gateway

    Thats how I'm doing it.

    Seems to work ok all PE staff prefer netbook size - not as cumbersome as a lappy

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    Mobile / PDA

    Hi y'all

    PARS will work with PDA, laptops and some mobile technology (using PARS connect internet access).... however.... the truth is, I know of schools who have spent alot of money on implementing wireless technology then purchasing PDAs for PE to use however its not always the answer.

    Some schools PE classes are not as timetabled; ie, PE teachers may decide whilst out of the field which students are with which teacher... this now means that students are not in their timetabled groups.

    Other issue is if wireless is out of range and once registers have been taken the teacher then has to remember to 'dock' the removable device so data is cached accross.

    Downtime on PDAs can be an issue with PDAs

    Ergonomics icluding local ambulance/poice station, cast iron radiators in old schools, thick walls, limited wireless points also become an issue

    PE staff could damage PDAs if using out in different weather or drop on the floor on a muddy field!

    Some of the schools I have worked in have had to go back to paper registers and students run back in to school to give to attendance....the software can handle it however the processes within school cant. Other schools make sure that registers are taken inside the school on a PC (sometimes in a PE office) then students go outside as soon as they have a mark.

    Last option I can think of is using Biometrics (fingerprint) for PE classes (can also be used for assembly). I can only represent PARS for biometrics as I know ours is compatible with biometrics (we work with 4x biometric companies) as I am unsure of other systems that work with Biometrics.


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    PDA's just don't work reliably enough.

    Netbooks are the way to go I reckon.

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    I suspect that Netbooks won't last as the screens are too small! SmartPhones like Apple etc could well take over and laptops survive!

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    Acer Aspire One's ... Ubuntu Netbook Remix....Interface customised to only show favourites menu and firefox shortcut to SLG.... Wireless Access... SLG

    Cheap and cheerful but works well even with our more technically challenged PE Staff

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    I have never heard SLG described as "Cheap", chearful perhaps but never cheap.



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