Current Projects in Priority Order;
Leading from the Middle NCSL
Sims2Moodle for Hampshire
Laptops for Learning – planning completed, launch imminent and follow up and preparation for Year 2.
Develop a SLA for IT within the school
Learn about a NEW build IT requirements (proposals in place)
Develop a Netbook image to share with other schools to include predominantly FLOSS based applications including Ebook reader and Stop Frame Animation.
Mahara (?) and Social Networks, Elgg / Dolphin / Community Builder / Sloodle (2010).
Attend 60% of CLT meetings.
Open Source Software for learning, for example, Gimp, ALICE, PSM, Audacity, used during curriculum time.
New Software 2009: Use of OneNote (yrs 9-11), Comic Life (moderate use) , ABTUTOR (continue to support development), AUP Informant (Very good) and Draw Plus (minimal success).
Printer feasibility study – Papercut installed and we are looking to extend its application.
Hampshire Grant for ‘Creating a Digital Leader Programme’ (The Digital Leaders are a real asset to the college and continue to contribute to the IT Development at Hamble College).
Students as teacher CPD trainers, GEN Yes. Digital Leader training in progress. Staff CPD (Students continue to learn and tutor teachers how to use Moodle and have presented and covered a number of conferences this year).
Sims and Sims Learning Gateway in place.
VLE (moodle), VLE and MIS integration (complete) using sims2moodle block.
Investigating a 1-2-1 learning solution, netbooks vs laptops vs edas. (Laptops for Learning Project starts in Sept 09 withthe Lenovo S102).
OCR Curriculum Design – OCR curriculum design has moved to OneNote. Some real successes here. Students are able to draw the different Assessment Outcomes within a Unit together within the same document. Howeverm it will not be until next year, that students will be able to draw the different Units together within OneNote! Still in progress. Successful and ongoing. Nov 08
Joomla Website – Live, I believe it looks professional. It still needs more staff and student contributions. Successful OCT 08
Online registration. Successful Oct 08
College policies, AUPS, Successful Nov 08. I should share the AUP, it is part of every students startup and must be accepted. Students have no response to not following rules. This has been significantly supported by the use of AB Tutor Classroom Management. Sustainable Finance Policy – in progress. PCs are being managed, now looking to include a printer solution.
Planning September 08 startup – poor start to the new term, but AUPs and students introduction completed. Still needs review.
Parental communication. OCT 08 Digital Policy still not written but RSS feeds and Download section now live from the Website. This includes all College letters and applications section. Newsletter to be available via Download saving over 20,000 photocopies.
Considering Studywiz as a LP. (Not sure here, most likely selecting Moodle.)
Introduce mobile learning and wireless. Wireless installed Sept 08.
Implemented the first home study course for students and parents. Successful on two fronts, set up a temporary SCORM class via a free Moodle install. Successful Sept 08.
Remote access to all student accounts, includes both email and folders. Successful Oct 08
Preparing the New Curriculum combining ICT, PSHE and L2L. Now the responsibility of the new head of KS3. Some teething issues but started.
Appoint ICT specialist and source an IT Manager. Successful Sept 08
Implement IV procedures for briefs and marking. Successful Sept 08
Bring IT Management and ICT curriculum closer together. Successful – we now share adjacent offices and we have entered into an agreement with CTS to support IT management Oct 08
Electronic Room Booking and Helpdesk Successful Nov 08 – Both projects took longer than they should have done. These are simply installs. Librium is a suitable solution.
College Intranet Page Successful Nov 08
Classroom Management Software Oct 08 AB Tutor £130 per room, excellent.
Refit, restructure the physical learning environment. PCs, curtains, wall displays, chairs. ( PCs, curtains, wall display updates, chairs need ordering / restructure not financially viable.)
Incomplete Projects or Discarded
Introducing a range of learners and staff to blogs – Blogs have been difficult to get staff to take up and keep up. Still a learning tool, the website has taken on part of this role. Blogs for personal CPD have not been successful.
Becta Self Review, still not finished. I am embarrassed to say.
Write Digital Policies.
Digital policies 08 Still not written or shared with parents.
Raise the Staff self assessment levels of teachers and learning assistants and staff skills audit.
Reduce the College paper costs by more than the costs of the LP. – now part of printer feasibility study.
Engage more parents and regular feedback.