Sunday, October 26, 2008

Coming up in the next couple of weeks. Next Thursday Nov 6th

Both on Thursday Nov 6 4-6 pm.

Fabulous Firefox

This course is aimed at CEO personnel and School Staff who wish to improve their access to and interaction with the internet using the Firefox browser (a significantly improved alternative to IE7 and top of many people's "most useful Web tools list").

This course will cover:
  • tabbed browsing,
  • useful plugins
  • (e.g. the only RSS feed Reader which can read myinternet feeds)
  • toolbars

How do I even begin to keep up?

his course introduces people to RSS feeds and aggregators (we will use Google Reader and iTunes). These essential tools make it possible for you to keep in touch with a range of issues and people on the web without searching for them. They will come to YOU!!

This is an essential part of the Web 2.0 world and is aimed at Middle Managers and Teachers in schools as well as CEO personnel. (It is actually of use and interest to anyone living today!)

BYOL Bring Your Own Laptop (Preferable not essential)

Courses Available for Teachers

I've been scratching around for some way to advertise courses that we offer for teachers in our system, We have a good online booking system that works quite well but we still rely on email to get the message out.

This is fine if we have all the necessary emails but all too often we are relying on people passing on information and emails (this is usually Principals and/or ICT contacts) with mixed results. We need something with a feed (we also have to teach people how to read feeds too!!) and that has me wondering about doing something in a space like this. I think I will just "put up" a few of my courses and invite some friends to comment on ways to improve on this.

Any comments??

Thursday, April 3, 2008

RSS feeds (or lack of) in myinternet:

How they work.

After mucking around I think I finally know how the RSS works in myinternet.

  • You have the option to receive an RSS feed from a noticeboard or file box on any myinternet class page. (Potentially a great way to keep in touch easily)
  • You can also create a property which reads RSS feeds and put it on any class page.
    • This can be used to read external feeds like the ABC or BBC and many, many others.

Now for the problems:

  • The RSS feed reader property CAN"T READ feeds from myinternet properties -the is a bug that they can't solve!
  • Many common RSS feed readers (Google Reader, IE& Feeds etc. ) CAN'T READ the myinternet property feeds - a bug!
  • Their workaround is to recommend Firefox plugin Feed Readers!!!! As the only working solution!!
    • I am currently using "Sage" - a Firefox plugin - and it works! It is actually very cool to be able to see file that have been added to a myinternet filebox without having to go to the page.
    • It is a pity Sage is pretty lightweight and that all my other feeds are in Google Reader

Go Go Editure!!!!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Information for Secondary Reference Teachers:

Possible Agenda items:

  • ASI "break/fix" finished
  • Changes to myinternet/myclasses
  • Issues with myinternet.
  • Responding to curriculum pressures.
      • Roles Curriculum/ICT
      • Spread of technology around the school (e.g. IWBs, laptop trolleys) care, maintenance,TIME (bloody teachers!!??
  • Kevin Rudd's computers
      • What is likely to happen?
      • Issues for me!
  • Wireless model in schools.
  • Working towards a managable role.
  • Ongoing issues:
      • Bandwidth to schools
      • Training staff
      • Staff laptops/Salary sacrifice
      • Macs on my network??
  • What are your teachers asking to do that pushes the envelope??
  • What concerns do you have at the moment?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


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