Network and Classroom Management Thread, Automated 'Lesson End' notification software in Technical; We have a new system in school whereby one floor of the school operates lessons half the length of the ...
12th September 2013, 07:21 PM #1
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Automated 'Lesson End' notification software
We have a new system in school whereby one floor of the school operates lessons half the length of the other 3 floors. The Head has asked me to look into a system on our PCs which will flash up on teacher computers that the lessons on the top floor are due to end - so that lessons on this floor can change over without the main school bell disturbing the other floors.
Has anyone any experience of such software which they could recommend? it would need to reliably display the message/play the sound at the same time on every PC on a set schedule, but be able to be restricted to certain machines on the network only.
Any advice appreciated.
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12th September 2013, 07:23 PM #2
Do they not have clocks on the wall?
12th September 2013, 07:29 PM #3
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Yes, but there's several problems with these - the majority are radio controlled clocks which don't work inside our heavily insulated building so are next to useless. Normal wall clocks would be OK but they are hard to keep synchronised between 40 classrooms, just like staff's watches. We just need a definitive signal to everyone that the lesson is to end as it can be difficult if one teacher lets pupils leave even a minute before others as then children are outside teaching areas while another teacher is still packing up etc etc. Similarly if a staff member forgets for whatever reason to look at the clock, the automated message/sound would be a reminder.
Hope that explains more!
12th September 2013, 07:35 PM #4
12th September 2013, 07:37 PM #5
Create a pop up using something like VBS and run it as a scheduled task to pop up at the times you want.
12th September 2013, 08:05 PM #6
Forget the VBS... Task scheduler has a option to display a message direct! Win7 though, don't think XP has this.
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