Thursday, September 8, 2011

Next Meeting: Thursday 22nd September

Our next meeting is Week 8 at The Gardens School in Manurewa. 

Bring any ICT ideas, sites, apps that you are working for you and/or your school. 
We love to hear of new possibilities and ideas or sites that we can investigate and use!

If there is anything you would particularly like to explore or find out about, let us know in plenty of time beforehand, so we can try to have someone available who can share on it.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at: 
The Gardens School, 
101 Charles Prevost Drive, 
The Gardens, 
on Thursday 22 September, at 3:30pm for a cuppa, ready for a 3:45pm start. 
See Map link below.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thanks for everyone's contributions at the last meeting. Some good stuff to go away and explore.

Farewell also to Steve Cornelius who is leaving to take up work in publishing. All the best Steve... keep in touch.

There'll be an email going out early next week about the next meeting in Week 8, which will include a summary of the last meeting. Looking forward to more sharing and discussing some issues.

Cheers, Steve

Monday, July 25, 2011

iPad Deployment

iPad Deployment.
Get in contact with me if you want to know how we deploy and maintain 75 iPads.

Our chosen list of Apps is certainly not exhaustive, just the best of what we have trialled over the last 12 months on our initial 2 iPads, as well as getting the students to suggest apps too. The apps we installed are:
  • Pages
  • iMovie
  • Extras for iMovie
  • Garageband
  • Chicktionary
  • Wordlands
  • NZ Herald
  • TVNZ
  • ComicBook
  • Documents Free
  • Squaramble
  • Super 7
  • Tic Tac Toe Plus
  • Blanks
  • Dots Free
  • IQ Gym
  • Addicus HD
  • Finger Physics
  • Qwiki
  • Four in a Row
  • Word Monkey
  • Word Search+
  • Google Earth
  • 7 Little Words
  • 3 News
  • Whirly Word
  • GoSkyWatch
  • Jumbo Calculator
  • Math Snacks
  • Pearl Diver HD
  • Pirate Treasure Hunt
  • UnblockMe
  • iBooks
  • IQ Gym
  • Solutions
  • WhatBirdNZ
  • Mancala: FS5
These will now be deployed into classes at the beginning of Term 3 for integration into class programmes. Each of our digital classes will be having 14 and the 2 Academic Enrichment classes will initially share 12. All sets will be made available to other classes, although we will be needing to expand our wireless network. An Airport Base station will travel with the Enrichment set as a temporary solution as the digital classes already have a wireless network available.
Storage and security has been a big concern for us. I will detail this in another post.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Next Meeting: Thursday 23rd June

We are looking forward to our next meeting at Manurewa East School (see below) next Thursday 23rd June starting with a cuppa at 3:30pm and beginning at 3:45pm as usual.

It'll be interesting to see their renovations. They have some exciting new buildings and spaces that have been designed with ICT in mind.

Rachel from Waiuku (me) will also be facilitating a discussion on blogs & blogging.

If you are attending, can you please let me know via return email (or comment on this post) what areas/topics you'd like covered.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

T2 Week 3 Meeting

Just signing in to thank everyone for their contributions at the T2 week 3 meeting. I agree with Gavin - great discussion with some helpful tips. Well done to all.

Steve C MEP

Friday, May 20, 2011

Week 3 Meeting

Thank you all for yesterday'e meeting. I feel this was one of the better meetings we have had and see this as a sign we are developing as a group, for the betterment of all. We have some exciting projects on the go. I went home and had a look at Study Ladder, as I hadn't heard of it previously. I registered then and there! Thanks for the heads up on this site.

For those of you with / getting iPads, there is a Ning community you might be interested in -



Friday, May 6, 2011

Some interesting sites/blogs

Thanks Rachel for getting this going for us. These are some sites I found helpful/interesting.

Term 2 Meetings 2011

Meetings in Term 2, 2011:

Week 3 - Thursday 19 May
  • Roscommon School
  • 3:30pm for a cuppa
  • Meeting starting @ 3:45pm
We look forward to visiting a new school for us and hearing about their slant on ICT and learning.

Also, bring any questions, or ideas you may want to discuss, and you could also share something that is going on at your school in ICT that you are excited about or are developing, if you wish.

Week 8 - June 23

  • Manurewa East School
  • 3:30pm for a cuppa
  • Meeting starting @ 3:45pm

Manurewa East have some exciting new buildings and spaces that have been designed with ICT in mind that we plan to view.

Image: 'no denial' Creative Commons Licenced


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We are a group of enthusiastic teachers who meet twice a term to learn from each other and share our skills and expertise in eLearning and ICT.

Please feel free to join us. Check out this blog for details of our meetings.