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  • Hazel Smith 31 Aug 2015 6:59pm () in Chromebox

    Hi Lynne,

    I have recently deployed chromeboxes across the school.


    For us they have been a great value for money  at around $200 each and a great opportunity to get more devices into classrooms. We have previously struggled with our ratio of devices to students and these have just made it possible to drastically improve that ratio.

    We are a GAFE school so they are working just like our chromebooks...but so much more robust.

    So they fit in with what the kids already know and they aren't another type of device to learn about.

    Finally...we are loving them as an enviro school.....because it has allowed us to up-cycle our old screens...that i had stored away and was slowly selling on trade me. They live again!!

    Cons...they take up wall space




  • Hazel Smith 23 Nov 2014 9:24pm () in Collaborative Planning - What does it look like on screen?

    Hi Tracey.

    Yes please that would be awesome...before i redesign the wheel!




  • Hazel Smith 21 Aug 2013 1:40pm () in Cover for Samsung

    These look great Thanks for the link.

    We just recently bought the MEDGE supershell case covers for the mini ipads from the US, which are also fantastic. 

    .....more money, but probably worth it.

  • Hazel Smith 21 Aug 2013 7:38am () in Procurement


    We recently purchased 32 chromebooks from Fronde, the other registered reseller in NZ.

    I would recommend getting from a registered reseller, and purchasing the license. Really easy to manage the machines on the Chrome OS once you are familiar with the Google Apps admin console. Also we had some issues with insufficient IP addresses and the support i received from Google enterprise from all over the world was excellent.

    Don't know about AOG..sorry.

  • Hazel Smith 21 Aug 2013 7:32am () in Are schools having parents sign permission specifically for Google apps?

    We have had google apps accounts for all our kids for over a year now.....we have a media and internet contract...which both parents and kids sign, but have not specifically got them to sign for google apps.

    Interesting question, will be keen to hear what others think

  • Hazel Smith 21 Aug 2013 7:30am () in Bookmarks


    Yes your mate will see their bookmarks and you will see yours because you have used your google chrome sync details to log inand all your favourites and bookmarks and stored in yourchrome sync, just like if you were using multiple different machines that aren't chromebooks.

    I havent tried deleting them...to know what happens then



  • Hazel Smith 31 Jul 2013 7:38pm () in Deploying ipads through apple configurator

    Thanks for that.

    I have a brand new Imac which is running OS X 10.8.......I have had to download Apple configurator 1.3

    Do you have the contact details for the apple expert so i can get some advice?



  • Hazel Smith 31 Jul 2013 3:23pm () in Deploying ipads through apple configurator

    I have read alot of the info on VPP and apple configurator.

    Just wanted to know if anyone has found the new version of apple configurator any better?

    We are about to deploy our new ipads using it. 

  • Hazel Smith 22 May 2013 11:36am () in Awesome

    Hi Barbara,

    I have tried to send an email to Jacinda

    ....returned invalid address

    Can you check?

    Thanks....and very excited about getting started.

  • Hazel Smith 21 May 2013 5:00pm () in Awesome

    Hi Barbara,

    Perfect timing....as i was looking to join something in New Zealand. I have filled in the form..... i presume i wait until you see someone suitable to match me up with?