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1 Sydney Region Computer Coordinators Day Term 4, 2005 Sydney Region

2 Agenda  Wrap Up of Term 3, 2005 CC Day  Term Technology Update  Questions on Notice  Office Tips and Tricks  LAMS  Cross –Platform Educational Freeware  STEMS 2005 Wrap up  Integrating ICT into teaching and Learning Industry presentations  Wacom Graphic Tablets-ASI and Wacom  Educational Software for Primary Schools-Ideal Software

3 Sydney Region QUICK Wrap up of Term 3, 2005 Questions on Notice MS Office Tips and Tricks Using the DET Portal to Access in-School Servers Integrating ICT into Teaching and Learning – (K-6 Day) MS Office Group Policies – (High School Day) The Earth According to Google Industry Presentations: NetGear – Wireless Networking in Schools ASI demonstrating- Mimio – Portable Electronic Whiteboards

4 Sydney Region Term 4, 2005 Technology Update Sydney Region ICT initiatives  Website:  New contact numbers for Sydney Region technology Advisers  Fileserver installations in 2005  2006 Computer Coordinator proposed dates and venues  STEMS in Sydney Region  Payments received for 2005 CC days  T4L update – 2006 rollout in Sydney Region  Commonwealth Grants- INVESTING IN OUR SCHOOLS

5 Sydney Region Sydney Region IT Website: New contact numbers for ITSU School Support Staff Stu Hasic Paul Clark Greg Sharkey Bambos Meitani For Enquiries which require a visit or meeting: - Please contact the ITD Help Desk: Phone Website - Visit the ITD Helpdesk and log a call: detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/helpdesk/logacall/logacall.htm detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/helpdesk/logacall/logacall.htm For urgent issues (where you have a Helpdesk Job #), or quick questions, please ring our mobiles Sydney Region ICT initiatives -1-

6 Sydney Region Fileserver installations in 2005 A number of schools have had Windows, Apple and Novell fileservers installed this year. Sydney Region has installed more than 40 Windows 2003 fileservers this year as part of the first stage of standardisation of systems across the Region. There is a core DET, Sydney Region standard structure that needs to be maintained on these fileservers. In order to maintain a supportable server structure it is required that schools contact School Support to discuss any proposed change to the installed structure. Sydney Region ICT initiatives -2-

7 Sydney Region 2006 CC Training Days - dates and venues Term 1/Wk7 K-6 Schools Mon 13/3 Miranda RO Tue 14/3 Erskineville PS Wed 15/3 Oatley HS Thu 16/3 Sydney GHS Term 1/Wk8 High Schools Wed 22/3 Fort Street High School Thu 23/3 Miranda RO Term 2/Wk7 K-6 Schools Tue 13/6* Erskineville PS Wed 14/6 Oatley HS Thu 15/6 Sydney GHS Fri 16/6* Miranda RO Term 2/Wk8 High Schools Wed 21/6 Fort Street High School Thu 22/6 Miranda RO Term 3/Wk7 K-6 Schools Mon 28/8 Miranda RO Tue 29/8 Erskineville PS Wed 30/8 Oatley HS Thu 31/8 Sydney GHS Term 3/Wk8 High Schools Wed 6/9 Fort Street High School Thu 7/9 Miranda RO Term 4/Wk7 K-6 Schools Mon 27/11 Miranda RO 28/11 Erskineville PS Wed 29/11 Oatley HS Thu 30/11 Sydney GHS Term 4/Wk8 High Schools Wed 6/12 Fort Street High School Thu 7/12 Miranda RO

8 Sydney Region STEMS in Sydney Region Following the consultation of Principals and CCs about STEMS and a further meeting with SASS staff in Sutherland, STEMS was announced by the Regional Director in Week 7 of Term 3 Following the consultation of Principals and CCs about STEMS and a further meeting with SASS staff in Sutherland, STEMS was announced by the Regional Director in Week 7 of Term 3 The availability of clerical relief was also offered The availability of clerical relief was also offered NSWTF Council voted to ban it due to “no consultation and no resources” NSWTF Council voted to ban it due to “no consultation and no resources” PSA voted to ban it due to “no consultation and no resources” PSA voted to ban it due to “no consultation and no resources” On Nov 1 st, NSWTF Executive reversed the ban On Nov 1 st, NSWTF Executive reversed the ban As at Tuesday 22 November, a total of 104 K-6 have submitted their STEMS data electronically As at Tuesday 22 November, a total of 104 K-6 have submitted their STEMS data electronically

9 Sydney Region STEMS in Sydney Region The transition details of a total of 4,190 students have been received The transition details of a total of 4,190 students have been received Virtually all schools described the STEMS process as “easy” – formal evaluation coming shortly Virtually all schools described the STEMS process as “easy” – formal evaluation coming shortly The closing date has been extended until Wed 23 rd November The closing date has been extended until Wed 23 rd November High Schools can expect to receive their cohort of STEMS data by Monday 29 th November High Schools can expect to receive their cohort of STEMS data by Monday 29 th November High Schools will be provided with instructions on how to be use the STEMS data to benefit new students arriving at their school High Schools will be provided with instructions on how to be use the STEMS data to benefit new students arriving at their school

10 Sydney Region STEMS in Sydney Region Schools that have NOT completed STEMS for whatever reason should support their year 6 students by providing transition information to their high schools in some other form Schools that have NOT completed STEMS for whatever reason should support their year 6 students by providing transition information to their high schools in some other form STEMS will NOT go ahead in 2006 unless ALL schools agree to participate and there is up-front clearance from NSWTF and PSA. The Regional Director has agreed to work towards this STEMS will NOT go ahead in 2006 unless ALL schools agree to participate and there is up-front clearance from NSWTF and PSA. The Regional Director has agreed to work towards this There will be a session today showing the findings from the STEMS 2005 process There will be a session today showing the findings from the STEMS 2005 process

11 Sydney Region 2005 Computer Coordinator days The vast majority of schools have submitted their payments for their attendance to these days in Our thanks to you all for your prompt response Please note that in late Term , invoices will be sent to cover the Term day and the Term 1,2,3 days in Sydney Region ICT initiatives -5-

12 Sydney Region T4L update – Rollout in Sydney Region The 2005 small schools rollout has been completed. This concludes their rollout until An advance on the 2006 rollout was provided to High Schools during Semester It is currently anticipated that the majority of allocations will be in Semester 2 of Planning is currently underway for In order to take best advantage of your rollout and other ICT investments (cabling in particular), please contact the Technology Advisers to discuss planning of your ICT infrastructure. Sydney Region ICT initiatives -6-

13 Sydney Region Commonwealth Grants- INVESTING IN OUR SCHOOLS al_grants/iios/default.htm#Approved_Grants_for_Round_One_2005 ICT submissions Ideally ICT submissions will be undertaken in consultation with the Technology Advisers and/or Regional Manager, IT Services and will comply with regional infrastructure standards for support and connectivity to existing networks. All proposed computer purchases should comply with departmental hardware standards and the NSW Treasury requirement that computer equipment be purchased with a four-year warranty Applications In 2006 there will only be one round of applications per State/Territory. School communities will be able to apply in that round for projects of any size up to the $150,000 limit. (Projects funded in the 2005 rounds must be included in this limit.) The 2006 online application form will be available from early in the New Year.The 2006 opening and closing dates for each State and Territory are as follows: New South Wales: Opening date 12 February 2006 Closing date12 April 2006

14 LATE MAIL – NSWTF Lifts Bans on WebServices and CSA10 There are reports that the weekend’s NSWTF Council Meeting voted to lift the bans on WebServices and CSA10 There are reports that the weekend’s NSWTF Council Meeting voted to lift the bans on WebServices and CSA10 More details to come…. More details to come….

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