Saving money with paper saving. Twynham School have.

Shortly, the updated Microsoft eBook on cost saving will be released in which Gerald Haigh, independent writer to Microsoft, has contributed to. As part of the content creation, Gerald spoke to Mike Herrity, Assistant Head at Twynham School in Dorset on the familiar theme of cost saving through paper saving and how technology, school culture…

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SharePoint 2010 and Parental Engagement at Blatchington Mill School

Gerald Haigh, independent writer to Microsoft took a visit to Blatchington Mill School, down in Hove to see their work on SharePoint and parental engagement. Here in his own words details his trip. I took the opportunity recently to visit Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College, a very large (1800 students 11 – 18)…

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Free Webinar- Using SharePoint 2010 to create a highly developed Learning Gateway for education.

Many of you will have heard bits of the story of Twynham School and their creation of a well-established learning platform using SharePoint. Through various case studies and presentations at conferences around the world over the last 5 years Twynham have been very fortunate to be able to show  work creating compelling custom applications and…

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Shireland Collegiate Academy – bringing lessons’ together

  A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Shireland Collegiate Academy in Smethwick, West Midlands and explore how their Learning Gateway is used in a number of ways to assist teachers, parents and students alike. This is something that has now been in place over a number of years however since…

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See Stephen Heppell using the Learning Gateway at Parklands Primary School, 8th March 2011

Educational guru and LP+ Chairman Stephen Heppell will be presenting at Parklands Primary School, Northamptonshire on 8th March 2011 to demonstrate the future of online learning and how ICT and VLE’s can transform learning and parental engagement. School leaders, teachers and students will talk about learning platforms in used in the classroom. Other speakers will…

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Primary school students learning through video conferencing

Office Communications Server (OCS) is finding new friends across the educational spectrum – aka Microsoft Lync. We’re hearing good things about it from the University of Plymouth , for example, where it’s used by academics to keep in touch with students away on work placements across the UK and beyond. There’s a full case study…

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Schools spend more money on printer paper than on ICT

How much does your school spend on reprographics – paper, toner, printers, photocopiers, and the staff to run them and keep them running? I’m sure that the average secondary school is spending more on reprographics than they do on their whole ICT budget. Mike Herrity, at Twynham School, found out his school used over a…

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Parental Engagement–bringing parents on to the Learning Gateway

Last week I wrote about schools using Learning Gateway to connect with parents and followed that with looking at the practical issue of making sure your data is up-to-date. The targets for schools to provide online parental reporting are DCSF & Becta guidelines, not legislation – and as such there probably aren’t penalties for schools…

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Parental Engagement–from vision to practicalities

Last year we worked with the DCSF and a group of schools to record their stories of parental engagement, and what they were doing to build a stronger relationship with parents in their school community. As well as the written case studies on three secondary schools (Blatchington Mill School, Monkseaton High School and Twynham School)…

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What does SIMS Learning Gateway mean to parents?

I was at Capita’s SIMS Annual Conference in Nottingham in June, talking about the future of technology, and how it will impact the workplace over the next decade. I’ve been invited to give this presentation at a wide range of conferences this summer, partly because it is one way of thinking about the world that…

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