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1 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Sydney Region ICT Coordinators Day Term

2 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Today’s ICT Day Agenda Term 3 ICT Update – What’s been happening? BlogED – DET’s Blogging service for schools & TAFE Adobe software – Creative Suite 5 The Apple iPad in NSW Public Schools: is it viable? Windows 7 / Office 2010 (K-6 days only) K-6 Portable Computer Labs (K-6 days only) Digital Education Revolution (High School day only)

3 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Wrap up of ICT Day – T Term 2 Update Interactive websites Adobe Software – Adobe Acrobat Forms School Administration & Learning Management (SALM) ICT in Distance Education (K-6 days only) K-6 ICT showcase (K-6 days only) DER – Professional Learning (High School day only) Digital Education Revolution (High School day only)

4 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Term ICT Update T4L Rollout & Hardware DET Software News IWB and Projector News Yammer Update Website Stuff

5 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way T4L Rollout There as still been no announcement for T4L for the majority of schools (except P5/P6) for But we do know some things: –Numbers will be similar to 2009 for all schools –Windows PCs will rollout with Windows 7 Enterprise –For Desktops and Laptops, Win 7 64-bit is expected –Adobe CS5 confirmed, MS Office 2010 expected –New brands/models of laptop computers on offer –DER Netbooks to be available on T4L this year –No longer based on Rollout Units, but Cash Value

6 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way T4L – Cash? Since T4L and (CISP) started, allocations have been based on “points” or “units” –1 unit = 1 Windows Desktop PC –Schools were allocated units based on their enrolment divided by 8 and split across 4 years –Laptops, Apple Macs and Servers cost multiple/fractions of units –Now, units will be provided as a Cash Value –Cash can be applied ONLY to T4L products

7 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way T4L – New Laptops Acer TravelMate 8572 (Base) Intel i3 Processor 160GB HDD/2GB RAM 1.3 megapixel webcam 2.6kg weight Carry case included T4L Price: $1,038 ex GST* Lenovo ThinkPad L512 (Base) Intel i5 Processor 160GB HDD/2GB RAM 2.0 megapixel webcam 2.3kg weight No carry case supplied T4L Price: $1,100 ex GST* * Confirm pricing before ordering

8 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way T4L – New Laptops Acer TravelMate 8572 (Advanced) Intel i5 Processor 320GB HDD/4GB RAM 1.3 megapixel webcam 2.6kg weight Carry case included T4L Price: $1,315 ex GST* Lenovo ThinkPad L512 (Advanced) Intel i5 Processor 320GB HDD/4GB RAM 2.0 megapixel webcam 2.6kg weight No carry case supplied T4L Price: $1,335 ex GST* * Confirm pricing before ordering

9 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way T4L – New Netbooks Acer Aspire One Pro 533 Intel Atom Processor 160GB HDD/2GB RAM 1024x600 screen resolution Adobe CS5 Web Suite T4L Price: $ ex GST* NOT available for DER Schools! Lenovo ThinkPad Mini 10 Intel Atom Processor 160GB HDD/2GB RAM 1280x720 screen resolution Adobe CS5 Web Suite T4L Price: $ ex GST* DER model: A19 Non-DER model: A21 * Confirm pricing before ordering Details at:

10 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way T4L – New Servers SR Dell PowerEdge T610 (Base) Intel Xeon QuadCore E5504 3x 300GB HDD / 8GB RAM T4L Price: $3,009 ex GST* Suitable for Small/Medium Primary NO Backup solution included SR Dell PowerEdge T610 (Advanced) 2x Intel Xeon Quad Core E5504 6x 300GB HDD / 16GB RAM T4L Price: $5,047 ex GST* Suitable for Medium Primary/High School NO Backup solution included T610 - Tower R610 – Rack-Mounted * Confirm pricing before ordering

11 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Engraving Computers Previously it was expected that all PCs were to be engraved with the school’s name – but changes are occurring: –Lenovo and Acer have both stated that laptop warranty repairs will involve a direct swapout –Schools may receive new or refurbished laptops as replacements under warranty –Future desktop warranty claims may be by swapout, but at present are onsite repairs All new computers should NOT be engraved

12 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Personal Laptops and Storage Regarding Personal Laptops at school, Sydney Region IT Services recommends: –Staff laptops can connect to the Internet, but ONLY if clean and they have up to date Antivirus software –Staff laptops should NOT be joined to the domain –Student personal laptops should NOT be used on the school network AT ALL Personal Storage Devices (USB sticks & HDDs): –OK, but Group Policy DISABLING Autorun should be applied –Recommend that a FOLDER called Autorun.inf is placed on the ROOT folder of all external drive devices

13 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Any Questions on T4L?

14 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Old Spice

15 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Term ICT Update T4L Rollout and Hardware DET Software News IWB and Projector News Yammer Update Website Stuff

16 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Windows 7 in DET T4L and Discretionary PC Desktops and Laptops are expected to come with Win 7 –Probably 64-bit OS for all but Netbooks –Possibly with Office 2010 (to be confirmed) This will have implications for current software used in schools –Some older software may not work –Will be discussed further in Mark’s session later in the day (K-6 Days)

17 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Supporting Infrastructure CPC Servers currently support: –SAV 10 - Will not work with Win 7 –Altiris –Windows Updates for Win XP CPCs are now out of warranty Need to be replaced with infrastructure to support Win 7 –DIP Lite to be installed for 1,700 Primary Schools

18 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Windows 7 – what is required? (Proposed – Subject to change) 1.T4L SOE Image –Currently being developed by DMIG 2.Replacement of Symantec Antivirus with MS Forefront Endpoint (all PC’s + Servers) 3.Install DIP Lite Servers in non-DER schools 4.Replacement of current Altiris Infrastructure with Microsoft SCCM (All PC’s) 5.Win 7 SOE made available for retro PC installation on in-warranty PCs

19 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Home-Use Microsoft Software https://www.sigroup.com.au/teachers

20 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Home-Use Adobe CS5 Suites These are the main Adobe CS5 Suites available to DET Staff for Home Use. In addition, you can also order the following separately: - Acrobat Pro - Captivate - Contribute - Photoshop & Premiere Elements

21 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Home-Use Adobe CS5 Suites https://www.sigroup.com.au/teachers

22 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Smart Notebook V10 for Mac There is a known error being reported by Smart Notebook V10 relating to Adobe Flash If your Mac has Flash 10.1 installed, SMART Notebook is not happy and raises an error Downgrading to Flash 10.0 resolves the issue SMART have acknowledged the problem and will release a fix in Oct/Nov 2010 SR can deploy a downgrade to fix the issue but websites that need 10.1 will not work Log a call only for IWB computers, specifying the COMPUTER NAME(s) to be updated and leave them ON.

23 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Any Questions on Software?

24 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Old Spice - Questions

25 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Term ICT Update T4L Rollout and Hardware DET Software News IWB and Projector News Yammer Update Website Stuff

26 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way IWBs in NSW Public Schools As at June , there are: –12,125 classrooms with IWB/Projector installed –6,512 of these are discretionary purchases –1,772 are Connected Classrooms –3,841 are BER installations Approximate breakdown: –80% SMARTboard / 17% Panaboard / 3% Other

27 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Sanyo Projector Lamps Schools have invested in multiple Sanyo Projectors and IWBs in the past two years Most projectors are used all day everyday The lamps are consumable items Each cost $ ex GST and these costs will need to be factored into school budgets Always keep spare lamps on hand! NOTE: type A or B! “Dead” projectors may actually be dead lamps Swap the lamp before logging a warranty call –Swap it back if it doesn’t fix it! Dead lamps MUST NOT end up in landfill as they contain mercury!

28 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Sanyo Projector Maintenance With so many projectors now in classrooms, it is very important to maintain them properly Please ensure staff are familiar with the maintenance guides for: –Cleaning the air filter –Set the projector to auto-shutdown and not standby –Resetting the thermal switch –Replacing a dead or dying lamp All of these guides and more can be found at the DET Intranet site: –http://tinyurl.com/detsanyohttp://tinyurl.com/detsanyo

29 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Epson Ultra-Short Throw Projectors Electroboard now supply Epson EB-460e Ultra-Short Throw Projector with Smart board bundles: –$2,340 including mount (Sanyo is $ ) –$ replacement lamps (Sanyo is $257.40) –3,000 lumens (Sanyo is 2,000 lumens) –Filter cleaning quarterly (Sanyo fortnightly) –Lamp life 3,500 hrs ECO mode (Sanyo 3,000 hrs ECO mode)

30 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Phase 6 Connected Classrooms Phase 6 – Semester All remaining schools (except BER-affected sites) will be receiving their Connected Classroom Installations in Phase 6. Phase 6 schools have all had their on-site assessment completed with work scheduled Contact us for Advice if required.

31 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way BER - Classroom Entitlements All BER new and refurbished classrooms are entitled to receive the following: –IWB and Projector kit installed (school chooses brand) –8 dual data outlets incl. two single outlets on the ceiling for possible future wireless access points If you are concerned that your school has not received all data outlets, contact Paul Clark.

32 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Any Questions on IWB Stuff?

33 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Old Spice – In the Library

34 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Term ICT Update T4L Rollout and Hardware DET Software News IWB and Projector News Yammer Update Website Stuff

35 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Yammer – Have YOU joined yet? Yammer is a real-time communication platform for companies, groups and organisations NSW DET started using Yammer in 2008, but have recently opened it up to all DET Staff

36 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Yammer It’s a bit like Facebook and Twitter, but ONLY for NSW DET staff to use for professional learning and sharing At present, over 5,000 DET staff have signed up using account 4,000 have signed up since the last ICT Day The last 1,000 signed up in just three weeks - A beginner’s guide to using Yammerhttp://tinyurl.com/detyammer

37 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Start your PLN with Yammer Here’s a quick example of Yammer’s power:

38 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Ask Yammer a Q - Get an A A Sydney Region SAM asks a Q and six minutes later it’s answered by a SAM in Merimbula...

39 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Yammer Demo

40 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Questions or Comments on Yammer?

41 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way 21C Education in New Brunswick

42 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Term ICT Update T4L Rollout and Hardware DET Software News IWB and Projector News Yammer Update Website Stuff

43 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Behind the News on Apple Macs There is a known issue with accessing Behind the News video content from the ABC website on Apple Macs within DET It was thought the issue related to Firefox, but in fact it is a problem with the ABC website itself DET is currently working with both the ABC and Adobe in finding a solution Rob Pucillo will advise Mac schools when the problem has been resolved.

44 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Password Security Increase in Security Incidents –Password Security incidents:

45 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Password Security Set the three secret questions with difficult answers Encourage staff to use strong passwords and change them regularly DO NOT Share passwords DO NOT Log in on personal student devices Do NOT allow students to connect NON DET laptops onto school LAN

46 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Using OneNote to Manage Webmail The School account is a constant challenge for Admin staff –Limited mailbox size – intended for different staff members –Important memoranda to keep –Important attachments to manage Greg presented a solution for using OneNote to manage webmail at the SASSPA conference:

47 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Breakkie with a Teckkie VCs In an effort to : –(1) Promote the regular use of Video Conferencing –(2) Provide professional development for staff A new weekly “TV Show” is being presented every Wednesday morning (repeated on Thursday mornings) Kicking off at 8am for 30 minutes, a team of presenters will highlight 3 or more Web 2.0 educational resources for teachers to try - for past show content and to book your school in – HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDhttp://hccweb2.org/bt

48 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Think BEFORE You Post

49 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Year 10 Digital Citizenship From the start of Term 4, CLI will be running a V.C. to support a new accredited TPL course on Digital Citizenship for Yr 10 teachers The V.C. introduces the following material: –A three-hour course –Integrated Digital Citizenship Laptop Wraps –Mystery Matters – “Digital Dilemma” resource In 2011, the course will be extended to Stage 3

50 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Internet Safety In 2005 and again in 2007, Sydney Region ran evening seminars for parents on Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship The session has been repeated recently and the content updated for a 2010 audience Details of the seminar including the handout and links to useful website are here:

51 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Everyone Knows Your Name

52 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way STEMS 2010 STEMS is continuing in Sydney Region –(it’s 9 th year – started in 2002 in St George District) Schools and Year 6 teachers will need to complete the data entry for student transition to high school by Wk 9 - Term 3 An will be sent to all high schools in Week 10 this term announcing the launch of STEMS for 2010

53 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Student Response Network To date, over 400 schools have requested SRN for their fixed and portable computer labs SRN has finally been approved to be installed on ALL DER laptops - BOTH the Client and Server The iPhone/iPod Touch Client has been available since March The Apple iPad SRN Client will be released in the next few weeks

54 NSW Department of Education & Training Sydney Region NSW Public Schools – Leading the Way Final Questions?


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