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1 Sydney Region Computer Coordinators Day Term 1, 2005 Sydney Region

2 Agenda Wrap Up of Term 4, 2004 CC Day Term Technology Update Sydney Region T4L Hardware: Apple and ASI are the two vendors providing hardware on the Technology for Learning rollout for Sydney Region. This session will look at the offerings from both vendors. Office Tips and Tricks: This session covers both Mac and Windows versions. Photo Editing Tips: This session will look at the sorts of things you can do with photo editing software Integrating ICT into Teaching and Learning K-6: Websites of interest EduWeb 2005: EduWeb has been updated for another new year with new features and benefits worth considering. Also a sneak peek at a new tool called EduWeb SPASMS Industry Presentation Sessions: GProxy: This is a proxy server specifically for NSW public schools. It offers Internet caching, internal webmail, shared calendaring and school resource bookings, OASIS Library and Admin Enquiry via Windows and Mac workstations, file hosting and more. Allied Telesyn: Upgrading to Gigabit

3 Sydney Region Wrap up of Term 4, 2004 Integrating ICT into Classroom Practice Office Tips and Tricks Hard Disk Guard/Deep Freeze Centre for Learning Innovation A look at what the CLI has been working on and how you can use it in the classroom. Digital Photography Industry Presentations Session Edsoft – Image Blender, CoolStop and Kidspiration 2 (Linda Zugai) Pit Stop Computing – Easy School Reports (Aaron Hughes)

4 Sydney Region Term 1, 2005 Technology Update Sydney Region IT support for schools: Directions Web Design awards DET Portal TARDIS Legal Issues Bulletin no February 2005 Revised policy: Use of communications devices by staff-2004 Computer Recycling Computer Coordinator and Computer Education Funding Technology For Learning (T4L) update

5 Sydney Region Sydney Region IT support for schools: Directions Sydney Region Intranet site: Sydney Region Internet site: Regional IT school support: Two support staff currently supporting schools – plus two more support staff to be employed soon Sydney Region School technology survey: Memories on TV orders: Step by Step Instructions

6 Sydney Region Annual Schools Web Design Awards 2005 The theme for this year is: Reflections A professional learning community has been created on TaLE at in term , to help teachers in their preparation for the 2005 competition. The posters and information material will be going out to schools soon. For 2004 winning sites go to:

7 Sydney Region DET Portal Access to the DET Intranet is now available from home via the DET portal To access the portal you will need to enter the username and password used to access Leave on line. An increasing number of Intranet sites are becoming available through the DET portal

8 Sydney Region TARDIS The TARDIS website is designed to assist with communication of Technology related news and issues within NSW Department of Education and Training by DET employees. You will need to sign up to the website using your DET User ID naming format (the one you use to check your Leave Balance) if you wish to contribute to the forums, but you can read all the content without signing up. Please note that you can't use your actual DET User ID as full stops are not treated as valid characters. You will need to use a valid account as an activation link will be sent to that account. If you are unsure what your DET User ID contact the DET Helpdesk on You can join in with conversations by accessing the TARDIS Forums. The forums are moderated and designed for professional dialogue focused on technology related topics.

9 Sydney Region Legal Issues Bulletin no February 2005 The use of mobile phones, portable computer games, tape recorders and cameras in schools and TAFE NSW institutes https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/directorates/leglserv/legal%20u nit/bulletins/bulletin%2035.htm

10 Sydney Region Revised policy: Use of communications devices by staff-2004 This document replaces the original version of the Use by Staff of Employer Communication Devices policy statement (PD/2002/0024/V001) https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/staff/ethical_behav/comm_ dev/PD _i.shtml

11 Sydney Region Computer recycling This organisation has provided this service in Sydney Region (Windows systems only) with favourable results. All items for pickup must be intact. All inclusive computer pickup and recycling fee is $95.00 Jobs that take more than 1 hour to complete will be charged at $45.00 per half hour thereafter. Payment is required at time of pickup via cheque, money order or cash. “With our past history of pickups, we take on average 1 hour to complete a load of PC's and 20 monitors to our vehicle, (depending on building access).”

12 All Available Computer Funding Schools receive two Computer funding allocations: CC Grant and Computer Education Grant Schools receive two Computer funding allocations: CC Grant and Computer Education Grant The CC Grant is shown separately, the CE Grant is bundled in the Global Grant The CC Grant is shown separately, the CE Grant is bundled in the Global Grant p.a. for a High School – regardless of enrolment – the 2005 CE funding is $12,038 PLUS $7.82 per student p.a. for a High School – regardless of enrolment – the 2005 CE funding is $12,038 PLUS $7.82 per student p.a. for a K-6 school, the 2005 CE Funding is: p.a. for a K-6 school, the 2005 CE Funding is: PLUS: $7.82 per student

13 Computer Funding (Continued) Many school do not realise this is additional funding every school receives for technology support on top of the separate CC Allocation Many school do not realise this is additional funding every school receives for technology support on top of the separate CC Allocation Full details of the Computer Education Grant for all school types is here: Full details of the Computer Education Grant for all school types is here: https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/finance/schools/mmatters/ gfguide/2005/2005gfg.pdf https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/finance/schools/mmatters/ gfguide/2005/2005gfg.pdf https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/finance/schools/mmatters/ gfguide/2005/2005gfg.pdf https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/finance/schools/mmatters/ gfguide/2005/2005gfg.pdf Print it out! – it’s 36 pages Print it out! – it’s 36 pages Primary Schools are detailed on pg 21 Primary Schools are detailed on pg 21 High Schools are on pg 23 High Schools are on pg 23 SSPs are on pg 27 SSPs are on pg 27 This funding has INCREASED since 2004 This funding has INCREASED since 2004

14 Sydney Region Technology for Learning (T4L) Update  ASI computers are to be rolled out this term in Sydney Region  Information is available on the Sydney Region Intranet site. This site contains Frequently asked Questions and checklists for school use. It is advisable for schools to visit the site and download the checklists in order to streamline the installation.  Apple computers are expected to be rolled out in Term 2 (2005) Technology for Learning Technology for Learning FAQ Checklists

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