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Google Apps for Education Event / Chromebook Events
On the morning of Tuesday 17th May I'm hosting, along with my colleagues from C -Learning , a Google Apps for Education event at The Village Hotel, Cardiff. The event is aimed at both primary and secondary school phases and there will be presentations from ...
On the morning of Tuesday 17th May I'm hosting, along with my colleagues from C-Learning, a Google Apps for Education event at The Village Hotel, Cardiff. The event is aimed at both primary and secondary school phases and the...
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Update To 'Gazing Into My Crystal Ball'
An quick update on my last post 'Gazing Into My Crystal Ball' which was about concerns raised by some ICT coordinators regarding the future of the Hwb+/Hwb platform in Wales and what may or may not happen to these platforms. I've been having a look at the N...
An quick update on my last post 'Gazing Into My Crystal Ball' which was about concerns raised by some ICT coordinators regarding the future of the Hwb+/Hwb platform in Wales and what may or may not happen to these platforms. ...
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Yep, that pretty much sums up how I'm seeing things as regards internet connectivity. In fact, I was thinking today about trying to collect some data of the variation in internet speeds in schools by asking teachers and schools I've worked with to run a speed test with speedtest.net and let me know the results.

As for Hwb+ being a closed shop, before I returned to Wales I contacted everyone and anyone I could for access to Hwb+ without success. My favourite bit of advice (which I ignored) was from a Hwb+ twitter account "ask a Head you're friendly with for them to add you to their list"! Surely there's a better way of doing things! (As I now work two days teaching and running tech in a school I finally have access!)
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First Time for Everything
There's a first time for everything. Today I bought myself my first ever Windows laptop. Obviously I've been provided with them in my role in previous jobs, but I've never had to actually buy one myself. I basically wanted a relatively cheap laptop that I c...
There's a first time for everything. Today I bought myself my first ever Windows laptop. Obviously I've been provided with them in my role in previous jobs, but I've never had to actually buy one myself. I basically wanted a ...
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I already have a Mac, but finding time on there limited by my children making use of its creative functionality ;-)

Previously would use my work PC, but changing jobs which won't involve me having a computer at home, so need something for browsing & docs. Chromebook definitely favourite so far.
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Draft Digital Competence Framework Out For Consultation
Don't know how I missed this but the draft digital competence framework is now available via the Learning Wales website . An opportunity for most schools to look at the framework in detail for the first time and to provide feedback to the Welsh Government v...
Don't know how I missed this but the draft digital competence framework is now available via the Learning Wales website. An opportunity for most schools to look at the framework in detail for the first time and to provide fee...
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Hi. I wonder if someone out there can help me with this? I'd like to be able to output responses from a Google Form to a Google Doc template for each individual. I'm currently using the Form Publisher add on to Google Form and it's working extremely well. However, I'd like to be able to take this a step further and output to the Google Doc a specific answer based on a response they have given in the Google Form. For example, someone responds to a question in Google Forms with answer "a", that answer is recorded on the template (this I can do). But I would like to output a unique response alongside it to that answer "a" in the Google Doc. If they answered "b" then that's recorded along with a unique response to that. Basically, based on your answer here's the appropriate response or way forward for you.  Any ideas how I should go about creating this? Any advice much appreciated
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Autocrat has conditional formatting. And I think formMule is designed to do exactly what you are looking for, but I have not used it myself.
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A school has just been in touch with me. Yesterday they signed themselves up for a GAFE account for their school. They received two emails from Google. Basically the emails say two things.
1. verify your domain. - I know they don't have to do anything with this as they purchased the domain when they set up.
2. complete your upgrade to the Education edition of Google Apps - My question is, does the school need to fill this form in? Just seems like a strange question to me when a school is applying for a GAFE account. https://support.google.com/a/answer/4601351?hl=en&rd=1
Any advice much appreciated.
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This was the school's first domain. The problem was that the school's website was old, unused and on a county domain not it's own one. Therefore the new domain we purchased as part of the Google application did not in any way match the website. Since the website had fallen out of use years ago, we had no way of linking the two. It ended up in a bizzare conversation where the Google for Business rep insisted the only way to get verified was to provide them with "a legal document used in the school that has the domain on it". He could not give me any example of what such a document would be.

Thankfully I managed to make contact with a different rep who verified us with a simple e-mail from our official County school e-nail address!
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Gazing Into My Crystal Ball
Recently, an interesting question has been raised separately by two ICT co-ordinators. The question they both asked me was, "Will Hwb+ still be here in three years time?" Not being privy to the discussions that could be going on in Welsh Government, I was u...
Recently, an interesting question has been raised separately by two ICT co-ordinators. The question they both asked me was, "Will Hwb+ still be here in three years time?" Not being privy to the discussions that could be going...
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3D Computer Modelling Apps
I've always had quite a soft spot for digital 3D computer modelling. In a previous post I talked about the work I used to do with schools in using the Bamzooki software. This Windows software allowed pupils to create 3D creatures or ‘zooks’ to their own des...
I've always had quite a soft spot for digital 3D computer modelling. In a previous post I talked about the work I used to do with schools in using the Bamzooki software. This Windows software allowed pupils to create 3D creat...
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In my spare time I playing the guitar, enjoy taking photographs and travelling. Love technology, science and rational thinking. Enjoy keeping fit and a bit of a 'fair weather' cyclist :-)
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Once appeared in the BBC TV programme "We Are The Champions!"
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