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ICT Coordinators Day Term 3, 2007 Sydney Region. Agenda Wrap Up of Term 2 - 2007 CC Day Term 3 2007 Technology Update DET SOE and cabling standards Integrating.

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1 ICT Coordinators Day Term 3, 2007 Sydney Region

2 Agenda Wrap Up of Term CC Day Term Technology Update DET SOE and cabling standards Integrating ICT into Teaching and Learning (Primary School days) Connected Classrooms (High School Day) MS Office -Tips and tricks - PowerPoint Effective Use of the Internet and Data, video and audio standards in Sydney Region An overview of some peripheral devices using standards used in TAFE environments. Stu's Double Jeopardy v2 (Ten Years After) Stu's Double Jeopardy is a computerised (Windows) version of the TV quiz show, but you get to build the questions on any subject you like. Double Jeopardy has been reinvented as a cool new IWB whole- class activity

3 Sydney Region Wrap up of Term 2, 2007 Wrap Up of Term CC Day Term Technology Update MS Office -Tips and tricks - Integrating ICT into Teaching and Learning (Primary School days) Understanding and Coping With Web 2.0 (High School Day) Effective Use of the Internet and SMS engine Sentral ( All days) Understanding and Coping With Web 2.0 (Primary School Days) Socio-Economic status and ICT strategies (High School day)

4 Sydney Region Primary Schools ICT day T evaluations 1Wrap Up of Last CC Day 2ICT Updates 3MS Office -Tips and tricks 4 Integrating ICT into Teaching and Learning (Primary School days) 5The effective use of Internet Access and 6SMS engine 7Lunch and Networking 8Sentral 9Web 2.0

5 Sydney Region High school ICT day T evaluations 1Wrap Up of Last CC Day & 2ICT Updates 3 MS Office tips and tricks 4 Web The effective use of Internet Access and 6 SMS engine 7 Lunch and Networking 8 Sentral 9 ICT strategies – USA and UK

6 Sydney Region Term 2, 2007: Evaluation – General Comments Podcasting, moodle, video conferencing Creating PDF files Placing QuickTime movies in PowerPoint How do other schools manage AIBE with younger students? Blogging Demo of thin client Troubleshooting data projector setup Technology planning Using tags EduWeb training Loading software on school intranet ( McCallums Hill) Program for tracking sheets (Bexley Nth PS) Too much talking very distracting Handouts from Lena to take notes next to URL’s Full day on a single topic – in addition to ICT day – software packages, server 2003 and how SOE is setup, flash animation, setting up Joomla Shorter lunch

7 Sydney Region Term Technology Update Sydney Region ICT update OASIS thin client- Sydney Region update School Transition Enterprise Management System (STEMS) 2007 The SMS engine Sydney Region Technology Forum Computer exchange Internet dangers - parent information session DET ICT update Interactive Whiteboards - Whole of Government Contract Memorandum Connected Classrooms Technology for Learning (T4L) Internet Browsing Service: Upgrade to Internet Filtering CPC Pilot : July and August 2007 Adaptive Technologies

8 Sydney Region SR-ICT update 1 OASIS thin client- Sydney Region update  By the end of Week 9, all 230 OASIS Thin Client installations will have been completed  The project has been very large, but also very successful  In total, 505 new Desktop PCs and 361 new Thin Client Terminals were installed and configured for OASIS in Admin and Library  In addition, a further 60 ex-TAFE computers were allocated where the OASIS allocation was insufficient  58 Print Server devices were provided and installed where schools did not have a suitable networkable printer  Every school received a previsit two weeks prior to cutover to clearly explain the process  Over 1,280 school staff were provided Thin Client familiarisation training on the day of their cutover  3 schools were cutover as an emergency prior to their scheduled date due to server failure. All other schools were cutover on their scheduled date  

9 Sydney Region  All K-6 schools to complete data entry for STEMS by the end of Week 9  The transmission of your year 6 data requires entry of a password. The password will be sent by at the beginning of week 9  Two High School Trainers have been selected to train relevant staff at each high school in the appropriate use of STEMS for better Year 7 transition  This hands-on training will occur in either Week 1 or 2 of Term 4 at Kirrawee HS (South) and Marrickville HS (North)  Many thanks again to all K-6 schools for their efforts with STEMS this year.  School Transition Enterprise Management System (STEMS) 2007 SR-ICT update 2

10 Sydney Region The SMS engine  25 schools have now signed up for The SMS Engine  New option includes sending SMSs to parents detailing overdue Library Books  New option includes sending SMSs to parents for Lateness (partial absence)  Still 8.8c per one-way SMS incl. GST  All Sydney Region schools that join in get on-site installation and familiarisation training  SR-ICT update 3

11 Sydney Region Sydney Region Technology Forum  1868 Posts in 511 Topics by 403 Members  SR-ICT update 4

12 Sydney Region Computer exchange ( Ex TAFE computers to SR schools) The submissions received to date exceed the number of computers that will become available from TAFE institutes this year. As a result, it has been determined that all schools that requested to be part of the program will receive an equitable allocation of computers. The purpose of the exchange is to raise the minimum specifications of computers in schools and is designed as a one–for–one swap. This would mean that for each computer installed, an older computer is removed from the school network. These older computers can then be disposed of as part of the upcoming 2007 T4L program, which for the first time will include a recycling component. We are currently scheduling the delivery of computers as we progressively receive the computers from TAFE institutes. An will be sent to the school account and to the school contact for this project closer to the proposed delivery date for your school, providing details of the schedule and the process involved. Please respond to that promptly to confirm your delivery date. SR-ICT update 5

13 Sydney Region Internet dangers - parent information session Sydney Region will be presenting a parent session looking at issues relating to Web 2.0 and Internet safety in the home. This session will build on similar sessions run in 2005, The dark side of the Internet. Caringbah High School Tuesday evening 30 th October 2007 Please keep a look out for the invitations SR-ICT update 6

14 Sydney Region Interactive Whiteboards - Whole of Government Contract Memorandum to: Principals and School Administrative Managers : DN/07/00206 Sydney InPrincipal Communication 27 July 2007, Week 3, Term 3 https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/inprincipal/sydney/ /whiteboardmemo.htm ICT update 1

15 Sydney Region Interactive Whiteboards - Whole of Government Contract Memorandum to: Principals and School Administrative Managers : DN/07/00206 On 16 March 2007, the Premier announced a $158 million investment over four years to create "connected classrooms" across NSW public schools. The package includes $66 million to connect classrooms around NSW by providing every government school with an interactive whiteboard and videoconferencing facility by In implementing this policy we want to get the best possible value for money from our information technology budget and make it as easy as possible to buy and install the equipment and to train staff to get the most out of it for teaching and learning. At our request, the Department of Commerce has gone out to the market to get lower prices from suppliers of interactive whiteboards. I strongly expect this process will deliver savings on the prices available now. Unless you must have a new interactive whiteboard in the next few weeks, you should wait until the end of September when the new contract is in place before buying more whiteboards. The new contract is likely to include a wider range of vendors from which we can select one or more vendors to deliver the best overall combination of price and service. We will let principals and technology managers know of the details of vendors and procurement procedures for interactive whiteboards as soon as the new contract is in place. Michael Coutts-Trotter DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING MANAGING DIRECTOR OF TAFE NSW July 2007 ICT update 1

16 Sydney Region Connected Classrooms There is to be a $158 million investment over four years to create “Connected Classrooms” across NSW public schools and to improve our online learning tools and wide area network. This package includes: $66 million for the connected classroom interactive environment; $29 million for enhanced learning tools; and $63 million for network bandwidth and security enhancements. Connected Learning Conference https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/inprincipal/state_office/ /zn2w_event_2.htm Living in a Connected world – Sydney Region Conference Thursday 8 th November 2007 – Details to be determined ICT update 2

17 Sydney Region ICT update 3 Faster schools network coming THE NSW education department's chief information officer has flagged massive increases in broadband capacity for the state's school students. NSW Department of Education and Training CIO Stephen Wilson said the agency was working with NSW Commerce to ensure its plans complied with government procurement rules. "I'm confident that we're going to see increases in bandwidth available to schools - real increases - and we have to do it for this Technology for Learning program within the next two years," Mr Wilson said. The department would be required to purchase the majority of its broadband capacity through the government's $300 million whole-of-government broadband contract with SP Telemedia. Mr Wilson declined to reveal details of the capacity upgrade, including its cost and speeds expected to be made available to students after it was completed. The carrier won the contract to supply the core network to serve NSW agencies and departments late in 2005, after a troubled and protracted tender process. SP Telemedia beat Telstra and -Optus for the contract after negotiations stretched into their third year. Mr Wilson said schools would have the option of choosing their own suppliers in areas farther than 50km from a core network's nearest access point. "If we're outside that area we can go directly to other vendors," he said. NSW had also recently established governance and working groups for its Connected Schools strategy, Mr Wilson said. The Australian : Andrew Colley | August 07, 2007

18 Sydney Region ICT update 4 MEMORANDUM : DN/07/00192 DUAL CORE PROCESSOR UPGRADE FOR NEW LENOVO DESKTOP COMPUTERS I refer to the previous advice (DN/07/00136, InPrincipal 1 June 2007) regarding the Department’s single supplier for desktop computer hardware. Lenovo Australia and New Zealand has offered to upgrade the processor in its desktop computer offering for the Technology for Learning Program rollout, scheduled to commence in Term 3, 2007, using a new dual core processor just released from Intel. Lenovo has offered the newly available Intel Pentium E2140 Dual Core processor to the Department without an increase in the price of its computers. The Pentium E2140 is built on the same core technology contained in Intel’s flagship Core2Duo processors. It represents a significant leap forward in technology that will keep school and TAFE computers humming along for years to come. The new processor is almost 30 percent more powerful than the Pentium 4 processor it is replacing. I expect Lenovo will begin shipping computers with the processor upgrade towards the end of July Schools and TAFE colleges ordering computers after 28 June 2007 have the option to wait for delivery until the new dual core processor begins shipping. Where orders have been placed and where manufacture has not begun, Lenovo will offer schools/colleges the option to wait for delivery of the new processor. The processor upgrade from Lenovo demonstrates the advantage of establishing the single-supplier relationship. We’re working very closely with Lenovo to deliver a superior product to schools and TAFE that will satisfy all their educational and business requirements at no extra cost to the Department. I remind you that PCs purchased after 1 June 2007 that do not comply with the Department’s hardware standards and standard operating environment will not be eligible for support from IT Help Services or from state and regional IT support teams. If you require further advice regarding the procurement of desktop computers, please contact your local regional or state office IT support team. Tim Anderson - R/CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER - 28 June 2007

19 Sydney Region ICT update 5 Technology for Learning (T4L) https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/inprincipal/sydney/ /TechforLrngProgmemo.htm https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/t4l/ Please contact: Bambos Meitani (ph) (fax) (mobile)

20 Sydney Region ICT update 6 Single Vendor for IBM-Compatible Notebook Computers Memorandum to: Principals and School Administrative Managers. DN/07/00260 The Director-General has approved the selection of Acer Computer Australia as the Department’s sole supplier of IBM-compatible notebook computers. From 1 September 2007, all IBM- compatible notebook computers are to be purchased from Acer Computer Australia. The Department’s single-vendor relationship with Acer follows the establishment of the new whole of government contract for the procurement of information and communication technology equipment by the Department of Commerce. The contract, ITS2007, is for the supply of notebook and desktop computers to all NSW government agencies. Specifications for the selected notebooks are available at the department’s website.website The Department’s Information Technology Directorate will extend the base standard operating environment (SOE) to include the Acer notebook computers. This will improve the efficiency of local notebook support and helpdesk services and enable them to serve you more effectively. NB. Notebook computers purchased after 1 September 2007 that do not comply with the Department’s hardware standards and SOE will not be eligible for support from IT Help Services or from state and regional IT support teams. 1

21 Sydney Region ICT update 7 If you have indicated on your T4L response form that you wish to place a discretionary order for notebook computers, an Acer representative will contact you shortly to discuss your requirements and to coordinate your discretionary delivery with any T4L notebook computers you have ordered. This single vendor arrangement does not include notebook computers supplied by Apple Computers Australia. The Department of Commerce is yet to finalise a new contract with Apple. Therefore, orders for Apple desktop and notebook computers have been postponed until Term 1, The contract vendors who will offer ITS2007 servers are yet to be selected by the Department of Commerce. As soon as this happens, the Information Technology Directorate will employ a similar single vendor approach for servers as it has for desktop and notebook computers. I will provide further advice after the new contract for servers is finalised. Further information about the benefits of ITS2007 and the establishment of single-vendor relationships is attached. If you require further advice regarding the procurement of notebook computers, please contact your local regional or state office IT support team. Links from this document: Stephen Wilson CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER 31 August

22 Sydney Region ICT update 8 The NSW Department of Commerce recently announced the establishment of State Contract ITS2007 for desktop and notebook computers. ITS2007 supersedes ITS2000 and delivers significant benefits to NSW government agencies, including: establishing a common and competitive pricing structure that does not rely on state government agencies having to constantly renegotiate prices, irrespective of the quantity ordered; the ability for agencies to select any one of the vendors, based on an internal assessment of the best value for money; reduction in government ‘red tape’ by eliminating the need for agencies to request quotes from or negotiate directly with vendors; e-waste management and recycling for old computers; and additional services such as installation and software configuration that can be selected from a price schedule. This new contract does not apply to the purchase of Apple computers, for which the Department of Commerce is currently negotiating separate arrangements. A new contract for Apple products is expected to be available by the end of the year. The founding of a single vendor relationship with Lenovo for desktop computers and Acer for notebook computers will minimise the total cost of ownership of the computers acquired by the Department by: establishing high-quality support and maintenance services that will be carefully monitored by Information Technology Directorate; maximising the efficiency of development and support services, including the development of a standard operating environment (SOE) for key areas of the Department incorporating better remote support capabilities; and minimising the number of vendor relationships that the Department needs to manage. 3

23 Sydney Region ICT update 9 After carefully evaluating the options available under ITS2007, the Department has developed specifications for a desktop and a notebook computer for general student and staff use that provide the best value for money to all areas of the Department. The Department has also developed specifications for an advanced desktop and notebook computer that can be used with video-editing and other multimedia-rich applications. All desktop computers for use in departmental sites purchased after 1 June 2007 must be chosen from the Lenovo computers specified on the T4L website. All notebook computers for use in departmental sites purchased after 1 September 2007 must be chosen from the Acer computers specified on the T4L website. As the Director, Finance and Administration, indicated in his memorandum entitled NSW Government Procurement Reforms (DOC07/19316), the use of DET selected suppliers will be reinforced as the implementation of smartbuy® progresses across the Department. Information Technology Directorate has developed standard software images for each of the selected computers. The images include an operating system and applications suite optimised for use on the Department’s network and with the Department’s corporate applications. The images will include software for which the Department has established statewide enterprise agreements, including the Microsoft Office suite of applications, Symantec anti- virus software and Altiris remote management software. The software images are an essential part of the Department’s SOE. In order to support a statewide SOE model, software images will no longer be developed for desktop computers from vendors other than Lenovo or for notebook computers from vendors other than Acer. 4

24 Sydney Region Single Vendor for IBM-Compatible Desktop Computers Memorandum to: Principals and School Administrative Managers DN/07/00136 https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/inprincipal/sydney/ /SinglePCvendor.htm As of 1 June 2007 there is a single supplier for Desktop PC equipment: Lenovo ICT update 10

25 Sydney Region ICT update 11 Internet Browsing Service: Upgrade to Internet Filtering Memorandum to: Principals DN/07/00197 Sydney InPrincipal Communication 17 August 2007, Week 6, Term 3 https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/inprincipal/sydney/ /dn internetfilteringupgrade.htm

26 Sydney Region ICT update 12 CPC Pilot : July and August 2007 Western Region and Northern Sydney Region

27 Sydney Region ICT update 13 Adaptive Technologies Sydney InPrincipal Communication 24 August 2007, Week 7, Term 3 Assistive Technology Forums https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/inprincipal/sydney/ /znw_event_3.htm

28 Sydney Region Invoicing for CC days ( Term and Terms 1,2 and ) Invoices for attendance at ICT Training Days will be sent to schools in Week 9 of this term. Please note that the invoice will cover your attendance at the Term , Term , Term and Term days. Your prompt attention and payment by the school will be greatly appreciated.

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