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1 Term ICT Coordinators Training Day Effective Use of the Internet and

2 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day Transitioning update All Sydney Region schools have now been transitioned to authenticated internet browsing All Sydney Region schools have now been transitioned to authenticated internet browsing State-wide, only 22 schools remain to be transitioned State-wide, only 22 schools remain to be transitioned

3 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day Changes to Web Filtering Uncategorised websites will be blocked from 1 October 2007 for students K-10 Uncategorised websites will be blocked from 1 October 2007 for students K-10 Approximately 5% of websites visited by schools over a short test period were uncategorised – approximately half of those sites were anonomysers Approximately 5% of websites visited by schools over a short test period were uncategorised – approximately half of those sites were anonomysers All staff have the ability to request a site be categorised and therefore unblocked if it has educational merit All staff have the ability to request a site be categorised and therefore unblocked if it has educational merit

4 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day Internet Filtering – tips for staff in schools Often when requests to unblock or block websites are logged by staff, the requests lack essential information needed by the web filtering team in order to assess and make a decision about the action to be taken Often when requests to unblock or block websites are logged by staff, the requests lack essential information needed by the web filtering team in order to assess and make a decision about the action to be taken Requests to the Web Filter Team should always carry the specific URL in order for action to unblock or block a site to occur. Supporting evidence indicating a particular curriculum reference will assist this process Requests to the Web Filter Team should always carry the specific URL in order for action to unblock or block a site to occur. Supporting evidence indicating a particular curriculum reference will assist this process

5 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day Internet Filtering – tips for staff in schools Rather than making a request to unblock a website, it may often be more practical for staff to capture a particular resource on a blocked site, outside of the DET network, and place that resource on a local server for student access. Staff should be aware of copyright issues when doing so Rather than making a request to unblock a website, it may often be more practical for staff to capture a particular resource on a blocked site, outside of the DET network, and place that resource on a local server for student access. Staff should be aware of copyright issues when doing so It is important for teachers to recognise that student personal websites will not be unblocked. Issues of security of both data and links prevent such sites being allowed It is important for teachers to recognise that student personal websites will not be unblocked. Issues of security of both data and links prevent such sites being allowed

6 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day OASIS Enhancements to Assist Administration Staff from 15 October 2007 Student e-learning accounts and parental consent Student e-learning accounts and parental consent –the parental consent field for a student e- learning account will be set to ‘Y’ (for ‘yes’) by default. Administrators will not need to adjust this field manually unless the school has written advice that a parent does not wish their child to have an account – in this case the field should be changed to ‘N’

7 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day OASIS Enhancements to Assist Administration Staff from 15 October 2007 Enrolling prospective students Enrolling prospective students –The OASIS pre-enrolment module will have a new feature that allows invoices to be generated for pre-enrolled students. This means that administration staff can now assign pre-enrolment payments to the correct accounting grade

8 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day Mandatory use of Pre-Enrolment Module

9 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day Google ‘my portal’ or ‘det portal’ for access from remote locations

10 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day Distribution list tips Name your distribution list with very easy to remember names. These can then be remembered when opening a new message, typed in the BCC field, click on check names icon (red man with tick) this should bring up the remembered distribution list Name your distribution list with very easy to remember names. These can then be remembered when opening a new message, typed in the BCC field, click on check names icon (red man with tick) this should bring up the remembered distribution list Year 6 students may wish to create distribution lists to ensure they continue to have contact with their peers who may go to other government schools next year Year 6 students may wish to create distribution lists to ensure they continue to have contact with their peers who may go to other government schools next year

11 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day DET Registered Courses 2½ hour DET Registered Courses are again being offered during Term 3 2½ hour DET Registered Courses are again being offered during Term 3 A full day new DET Registered Course Internet Searching for Teaching and Learning – should be on offer during Term 4 – a pilot for this course was held with representatives from 10 schools from Sydney Region on 27 August. The vision is to ‘train the trainer’ A full day new DET Registered Course Internet Searching for Teaching and Learning – should be on offer during Term 4 – a pilot for this course was held with representatives from 10 schools from Sydney Region on 27 August. The vision is to ‘train the trainer’ After school sessions will also be offered. After school sessions will also be offered. This course could be broken into 4 modules and delivered independently during staff meetings as they each module takes 1-1½ hours to deliver This course could be broken into 4 modules and delivered independently during staff meetings as they each module takes 1-1½ hours to deliver

12 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day Premier’s Reading Challenge Website Release The new 2008 NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge website is now available at or via the DET portal for Government school students and staff. Login access to the new website will not be available to students and coordinators until March A link to the Premier's Reading Challenge has now been added to both the Kidspace and Student Portals. The new 2008 NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge website is now available at or via the DET portal for Government school students and staff. Login access to the new website will not be available to students and coordinators until March A link to the Premier's Reading Challenge has now been added to both the Kidspace and Student Portals. PRC Memorandum for Principals titled “Facing up to the Challenge” featured in week 7’s inPrincipal PRC Memorandum for Principals titled “Facing up to the Challenge” featured in week 7’s inPrincipal

13 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day Customisation of Student Portals A number of schools have requested a link to their school’s intranet be placed on their student portals. A helpdesk case will need to be logged, preferably from the Principal’s account. It is a manual process so may take some time to be available. A number of schools have requested a link to their school’s intranet be placed on their student portals. A helpdesk case will need to be logged, preferably from the Principal’s account. It is a manual process so may take some time to be available. All DET web publishing guidelines would need to be adhered to https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/lists/directorate saz/communications/onlinecommu/guidelines/in dex.htm All DET web publishing guidelines would need to be adhered to https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/lists/directorate saz/communications/onlinecommu/guidelines/in dex.htm https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/lists/directorate saz/communications/onlinecommu/guidelines/in dex.htm https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/lists/directorate saz/communications/onlinecommu/guidelines/in dex.htm

14 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day Did you know? You can customise Google in a number of ways You can customise Google in a number of ways Google search bar can be used as a calculator? Google search bar can be used as a calculator?

15 Term ICT Coordintors Training Day Questions?


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