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  • Warren Grieve 21 Dec 2016 8:42am () in Getting ready for Digital Technologies Curiculum

    Hi all... first members... holidays are reflective times I find. I started this resource (also posted in the resources section of this group) as a way to get my head around the strands in the curriculum. Currently right now my plan next year, as more information on content of strands comes out, is to continue on integrating eLearning/Digital Technologies within our curriculum integrated topics. We will also look for more ways to spread a sandpit play with the areas of the Digital Technologies curriculum we are not as strong in at our school. What do you think?

  • Warren Grieve 20 Dec 2016 4:03pm () in New Group: Digital Technologies: Ideas, implementation, inspiration for the new curriculum.

    Hi all, I am wrestling with the new Digital Technologies curriculum and interested in like minded learners. I have started some resources, love to have others on board.

    /groups/profile/967806/digital-technologies-ideas-implementation-inspiration-for-the-new-curriculum

  • Warren Grieve 20 Dec 2016 4:02pm () in New Group: Digital Technologies: Ideas, implementation, inspiration for the new curriculum.

    Hi all, I am wrestling with the new Digital Technologies curriculum and interested in like minded learners. I have started some resources, love to have others on board.

    /groups/profile/967806/digital-technologies-ideas-implementation-inspiration-for-the-new-curriculum

  • Warren Grieve 07 Jul 2016 1:07pm () in SMS - LMS etc.

    Thanks for the feedback. I had looked at eTap a while back and like many packages, getting data out without customisation often seems difficult.

  • Warren Grieve 07 Jul 2016 1:06pm () in SMS - LMS etc.

    Tino pai! Great link.

  • Warren Grieve 07 Jul 2016 1:05pm () in SMS - LMS etc.

    Yes I noticed this. I would be interested in your three big thoughts about why Linc-ed over others. One factor I look for is sustainability of the company behind the SMS (we have gone from 20 or so in NZ down to 6 over 10 years or so) and so it makes me a little hesitant.

  • Warren Grieve 07 Jul 2016 10:48am () in SMS - LMS etc.

    Hi all

    We are on an interesting journey with currently SMS = Assembly but also using PC School for accounting. We did use Ultranet as an LMS but effective use dropped once we started using Google Docs (and SeeSaw in our Junior area) so we are taking a breather and just playing with various ones including Schoology, Google Classroom, Edmodo...

    I am looking into SMS again, do we stay with Assembly, pick up PC School for everything or go looking elsewhere? Thoughts...

    Mainly looking at day to day friendly use, but still able to have school-wide reporting and material suitable for individual pupil tracking and learning conferences. 

    Also I can't find any stats of market penetration of the leaders: eTap, Assembly, Musac and PCSchool. Be interested in any latest stats page someone has a link to.

    Thanks.

  • Warren Grieve 07 Jul 2016 10:46am () in SMS - LMS etc

    Hi all

    We are on an interesting journey with currently SMS = Assembly but also using PC School for accounting. We did use Ultranet as an LMS but effective use dropped once we started using Google Docs (and SeeSaw in our Junior area) so we are taking a breather and just playing with various ones including Schoology, Google Classroom, Edmodo...

    I am looking into SMS again, do we stay with Assembly, pick up PC School for everything or go looking elsewhere? Thoughts...

    Mainly looking at day to day friendly use, but still able to have school-wide reporting and material suitable for individual pupil tracking and learning conferences. 

    Also I can't find any stats of market penetration of the leaders: eTap, Assembly, Musac and PCSchool. Be interested in any latest stats page someone has a link to.

    Thanks.

  • Warren Grieve 16 Jun 2016 9:56am () in TV's vs. Data Projectors in Classrooms

    We are replacing projectors with LED. Cheaper over time, better contrast and clarity of screen. Smaller image than what a projector can do but positives outweigh this anyway.

    We looked at the reality of how interactive whiteboards were being used and said for the price of one IWB we could put in an LED (60+ is good), a smaller portable LED, 3-4 iPads and an AppleTV. All this helps get away from the idea of the 'guru' up front. Boys in our 1:1 programme are able to easily diplay work, learning and share.

  • Warren Grieve 02 Jun 2016 9:13pm () in Robotics and different contexts

    Using mBots, Dot and Dash in our school. Dot and Dash fantastic fun, mBots good but more advanced skills needed.

    Also: Programs for above on iPads, ScratchJnr on iPads, Pyonkee (a slightly cludgy version of Scratch on iPads)