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22nd January 2009, 12:37 AM #1
New New Zealand Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)
Post your intro's here along with any other info you (such as the state/region you are in) want be you techie or teacher.
Above all enjoy EduGeek and hope to see you post in the future.
22nd January 2009, 06:26 AM #2
I know I'm not technicaly new here but as I never posted in the New Edugeek users thread I feel justified.
I am a NM/technition that works for multiple primary schools in Auckland. We use MUSAC software on Windows servers along with Access-IT Library on all sites. Each site has its internet filtered by the MoE provided Surfcontrol on top of ISA servers and email is provided by Exchange and filtered again by Surfcontrol.
Other toys include a scattered assortment of mimios, genious IWBs and projectors along with an unhealthy dosage of both inkjet and laser printers.
8th March 2009, 09:38 PM #3
Hi everyone :)
Just wanted to introduce myself. I am a pc technician/network administrator at a South Auckland Primary school.
We have Windows servers, and use Musac software in the school along with AccessIT in our library. We have Smartboards in most of the classrooms along with laptops and projectors. There is also a pc and inkjet printer in each classroom, and we have a computer suite with computers and laptops and a couple of laser printers for whole class use.
It's a pretty varied job and I really enjoy what I do. The job is very interesting and challenging at times.
I look forward to reading other members ideas and hopefully contributing where I can to the forum.
10th March 2009, 04:25 PM #4
Welcome to you all: the more the merrier!
30th March 2009, 11:45 PM #5
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Hi, I'm new here... I have a mainframe background (was an assembler programmer back in the 80's) and then an ICT teacher for various polytechs here and in the UK. Now living in the Coromandel I've somehow become the network/IT support person for 3+ schools. Mostly we are using SmartNet and Musac software. I am also in my third year of teacher training so I like to think I have an educationalist's view of IT! I teach IT to children two days a week too....
30th March 2009, 11:49 PM #6
welcome hilmarty i hope you enjoy your stay.
31st March 2009, 02:50 AM #7
@ hilmarty - Welcome to the forum, good to see another NZ member join up, be sure to join the NZ group: http://www.edugeek.net/forums/groups...and-techs.html . If you don't mind me asking how did you come across the forum?
Also welcome to bluepixel, glad to see you here.
Last edited by SYNACK; 31st March 2009 at 03:45 AM.
31st March 2009, 04:56 AM #8
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Hi there Synack, I saw a mention of Edugeek in the latest NZ PC World magazine while I was browsing through it at the supermarket - quickly jotted down the URL on the bottom of my shopping list. :-)
31st March 2009, 05:00 AM #9
oooh- was it in the letters section, they must have printed my letter or at least read it. Yay!
31st March 2009, 05:07 AM #10
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Yes, in the letters section. Well done!
1st April 2009, 12:30 AM #11
Thanks, I'm still waiting for my subscription copy to arrive so I went into a store and had a look. I grabbed a picture of it and posted it here: http://www.edugeek.net/forums/genera...my-letter.html so that the non-NZ members could have a look.
Originally Posted by hilmarty
1st April 2009, 02:41 AM #12
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hello from tauranga
saw the shout out in the PC World magazine this week - great idea for a site !!!
I am network administrator of tauranga girls college, a windows 2003 based site. I work with a technician and other great staff to give this school the best ICT setup that we can afford! We are a laptop for teachers school, and students operate mostly on thin clients. Our infrastructure is based around cost saving methods, while providing quality computer access to the most amount of students.
We have invested heavily in methods to integrate ICT into the via laptops and mounted speakers/projectors.
Glad to be here - hope we can share some good ideas!!
1st April 2009, 07:34 AM #13
Hello edugeeks, just thought I'd introduce myself as a new member
Been working with technology in education for 12 years. First as tech at a uni in the uk (expat), mainly macs. Next managed the network at St Andrews in Christchurch (Novell/Windows). Now got my own business in Te Anau, contract support to the local high school and primary schools. Might be on the move soon though......
1st April 2009, 08:49 AM #14
Welcome to both of you, always good to have more people to share ideas with
8th April 2009, 01:14 AM #15
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I teach ICT at a secondary school in Tokoroa. I hope to visit here a lot but am only a newbie. I caught the article in the PC World.
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