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  • Kate Friedwald 21 Sep 2016 9:17am () in Grammar Apps

    Thanks Allanah & Sharon, much appreciated :)

  • Kate Friedwald 16 Sep 2016 9:58am () in Grammar Apps

    Hi All,

    Can anyone recommend any good apps for assisiting with Grammar learning for primary aged students.

    Cheers

  • Kate Friedwald 08 Mar 2016 8:41pm () in FORUM: Digital Teacher Planners - an Enabling e-Learning event

    Hi all

    Tony I love your big picture thinking, wouldn't it be amazing if teacher planning was that transparent and freely available to all educators throughout the country!  I have found that most teachers who do plan digitally are usually more than happy to share their planning with others for the use as templates etc, I know for one mine has gone far and wide over the years.

    I have recently moved out of the classroom where I taught Year 5/6 along with being e-learning leader at Wairakei School in Chch. I actually missed the traditional black paper based planner altogether (much to my disappointment after being excited through teachers collage).  I initially used word for all planning and excel for anything data related and quickly moved to GAFE which I have and continue to find extremely helpful.  To begin with this was solely on my own, the planning wasn't shared with anyone (we hadn't adopted GAFE as a school yet and were operating on a single cell set up).  As time went on and interaction with others increased files became shared and eventually collaborative.  Within 3 years we moved completely to using GAFE as a school with the majority of staff comfortable using it for collaborative planning.

    Long Term Plans, Unit Plans, Group Plans, Week Plans, Recording, Reporting, Class Profiles, Meetings etc were all done through GAFE.  At a most basic level this allows any and all staff to check what others are up to at any given time and makes finding planning for relievers etc more efficient.  The real benefit came however as we moved to an ILE and could start to work together on doc, sheets etc.  I also shared a lot of planning with students and had specific docs set up to house their learning and accountability for tasks.

    Love the digital planning world !

  • Kate Friedwald 05 Sep 2014 9:32am () in Apple Configurator Error "Unable to send ClearPasscode command to device"

    Hi all

    Just this morning i have experienced an issue trying to add an app to a POD of supervised iPads through Apple Configurator. "Unable to send ClearPasscode command to device" is the error i receive.  I have done a bit of googling and all info points towards needing to remove the passcode prior to updating.  The issue is however the iPads don't have a passcode on them in the first place.  I am unable to unsupervise, restore a back up or do anything else that i have tried.  Has anyone come across this and found a solution?

    Thanks

  • Kate Friedwald 14 Aug 2014 5:19pm () in Chromebook & Android Device Recommendations

    Thanks all.  We will be replacing our leased netbooks with Chromebooks at the end of the year as yes we are a GAFE school and this is a much more user friendly device for our uses.  As we are doing this we will also offer chromebooks as a BYOD option.  Is is just what chromebook models?  Souds like Acer or HP is the way to go and min 3Gb Ram.  Same with Android devices, anyone had much experience in Androids in this environement?

    Cheers

  • Kate Friedwald 12 Aug 2014 7:58pm () in Chromebook & Android Device Recommendations

    Hi all

    We are about to extend our BYOD proramme to 1to1 for Y5/6 and optional for Y3/4.  Our pilot programme this year has been 1to1 iPad/iPad mini which has been highly successful.  For next year we wish to extend our accepted devices to include 1-2 Chromebooks and 1-2 Android tablets.  Are there any that your school has/is using that you could recommend ?   We don't want to go any smaller in capability including screen size (7.9") than the iPad mini.

    Thanks in advance

    Kate

  • Kate Friedwald 12 Aug 2014 7:57pm () in Chromebook & Android Device Recommendations

    Hi all

    We are about to extend our BYOD proramme to 1to1 for Y5/6 and optional for Y3/4.  Our pilot programme this year has been 1to1 iPad/iPad mini which has been highly successful.  For next year we wish to extend our accepted devices to include 1-2 Chromebooks and 1-2 Android tablets.  Are there any that your school has/is using that you could recommend ?   We don't want to go any smaller in capability including screen size (7.9") than the iPad mini.

    Thanks in advance

    Kate

  • Kate Friedwald 16 Jul 2014 9:27am () in They're here! Kid-speaked Literacy Progressions

    Wow - Thank you to all involved for your hard work. These are great :)

  • Kate Friedwald 25 Jun 2014 9:01pm () in Student user names in the online environment

    Hi Karen

    We too use christian and surname within school.  When setting up google accounts we have still used both names (for email address) however christian and first initial of surname are used in blogs set ups and any other public communication.  This keeps children identifible to each other and staff but doesnt give too much away to the public.  We obviously teach digitial citezenship around what else is inapproprite to be shared pubicially by uses.  I did a bit of research prior to setting up and found this was an approach taken by a number of schools.

  • Kate Friedwald 07 Jun 2014 9:40pm () in Learning with 1:1 digital technologies

    Hi Jane

    A lot of great content there covering a range of necessary components.  We have just this year began a 1to1 Trial in a Year 5/6 class which is going extreamly well.  If you would like to know more have a look through the information we have been using for our parents. I am happy to discuss in further detail if you like.