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Classroom resources

Create a classroom banner using Microsoft Publisher

 ‘Banner’ is a popular piece of software that can be found in the Applications folder on Windows XP computers in primary schools.  All new computers are now operating on Windows 7 and the ‘Banner’ software is not compatible.  There is no money available to buy purpose specific software but there is a solution to this…at no extra cost.

 You can use Microsoft Publisher 2010 to design and print out a banner.  Full instructions can be found here

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CPD Interactive Whiteboards

Tune in on-line to learn more about ActivInspire

 Have you been using ActivInspire, but find yourself lost? This session via webinar ** will provide you with a clear overview of each of the browsers and how to navigate through the program.

Date: Wednesday 27th February

Time: 8–8:45 p.m. (GMT)

The main objectives will be to (a)  Identify and explore the browsers in ActivInspire and (b)  Discover how to effectively use the features of each browser

Please register here: https://promethean.webex.com/promethean/j.php?ED=179833067&RG=1&UID=1124069717&RT=MTgjMjE%3D

** Think about a webinar as a way to attend a conference without leaving home. Using your computer and telephone, you can hear a presentation (like a conference call) and also see the presenter’s slides (watching over an internet connection). You won’t be able to see the presenter or the moderator, or others attending the program — and they won’t be able to see you. (A plus if you want to attend in your pajamas!)

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GLOW

Glow’s new look

 

Today, December 10th 2012, all authority and school staff can now see the RM Unify interface when they log in to Glow. Pupils will then see the same shortly afterwards.  You can read more about it here on the Education Scotland blog.

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Service announcements

IT warning to all Primary Teachers – save your work safely before the end of June!

Primary School Server upgrades

This summer, the wide-area network (WAN) that connects East Lothian’s schools together is being upgraded. As part of this work, the primary schools’ servers will need to be completely re-configured. This is a major piece of work, and means that:

 No primary school computers or network resources (e.g. internet access, shared files, printing) will be available for the first two weeks of the holidays (2nd – 13th July).

 ** Email will still be available from home.

 Primary School PC/Laptop changes:

Following this work, every PC and laptop in every primary school will need to have some work done on them to make them work with the new setup. This means all laptops must be left in the school over the holidays so they can be updated.

 All files currently stored on any primary school computer will be PERMANENTLY DELETED

This includes documents, digital photos etc that are stored on your desktop or in the My Documents folder.

 All files that you want to keep must be moved to your server before the holidays – either to your S: drive or your Z: drive.

Terry Brown, ICT Officer has created a great little batch file that copies your favourites to your Z drive. This will be really handy for Primary school teachers to do before the summer. You can find it in the folder :

 My Computer \Education Exchange \ ICT \ Copy Favourites

If you have large amounts of digital video or photos to store, it may be more suitable to store them on an external USB hard disk – your ICT Co-ordinator will be able to advise you. If you are unsure of what this means for you, please phone the IT Service Desk on 01620 827205 for advice and support.

 

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Having problems using I Can Animate files with Windows Movie Maker?

Ivan Marah, a 4th year Dunbar Grammar pupil, on work placement this week with the Education ICT team has been doing some problem solving with I Can Animate files and has worked out how the files can be saved using the appropriate codecs which will then allow the file to be imported successfully into Windows Movie Maker. 

He has also created a step by step guide on how to do it ….Preparing I Can Animate Files for Windows Movie Maker

Great work, many thanks Ivan!