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Kevin McLaughlin
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Looking for advice concerning email migration in Google Apps for Education

If you have a good knowledge of Google Apps for Education maybe you can help. I've recently setup GAfE for my school domain. The domain was released from current registrar and I have control over dns. Our email is still wrapped up with another provider.

Questions
1. Will GAfE Email migration migrate all users and their emails into our new GAfE platform without requiring me to download local copies of every user's email onto a pc before hand? (I need to use IMAP)

2. Staff are still using the current Email platform (RM Easymail) until the end of term (Friday 10th July) should I wait until then or start now?

3. Is there a better, foolproof way of ensuring all current email does not suffer some sort of lost in the wilderness experience when migrating over to a GAfE domain?

Many thanks for your help with this.

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The UK has a fool as its Prime Minister. He's trying to ban encryption in Britain.
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+Kevin McLaughlin​ only taxing the poor and stigmatising immigrants? :)
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Graffiti artist taunts local council for a year. A wonderful set of images demonstrate the battle that took place.
A graffiti artist's year-long battle with a local council has been recorded in a brilliant photo series.
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Very pleased to announce that my application to attend the #Google     #Moonshotsummit   has been successful :-)
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Apple's cumbersome iTunesU finally catches up with Google Apps and Google Classroom
Apple is getting serious about education, launching new features for iTunes U that will allow teachers and students to work together digitally. With the new-look iTunes U, students ...
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I can't see it working on non Apple devices like Classroom any time soon though.
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Would I buy an Apple Watch for my child? No.
 
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Yesterday, it was the hottest day in July ever recorded in the UK - hitting a sweltering 37 celcius in some spots. It was also the day that I got locked out of my new apartment in London. The ...
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10 years old and #GoogleEarth keeps getting better. Voyager view is an easy way to jump straight into Google Earth's views around the world.
 
It's Google Earth's 10th birthday! To celebrate, we're introducing a new feature, Voyager—try it now in desktop Earth #Earth10 http://goo.gl/viGlz2
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How do search engines work? A fantastic resource from the BBC
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*Will this be the one? A real life hover board? *
A rideable hoverboard is being developed by car manufacturer Lexus.
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Scary when you think about it!
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Unleashing greatness in teachers. +David Weston​ explains the ingredients that go to make great teachers.
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  • University of Ulster
    BA Hons Primary Education, 1992 - 1996
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Teacher - Artist - Musician
Introduction

I was born in Derry, Northern Ireland.

I am a

Teacher - Artist - Musician

Artist? Musician?

In my spare time I play guitar and have performed in many pubs in the places I have lived. I am also a drummer and I have played in 4 bands over the years - Down to Victoria, EQ, The Wedding Band and Lepanto Sessions. I started drumming when sitting in a pub one night, I was tapping along to 'Double Trouble', a blues band. My mate asked if I could drum, I nodded yes even though I had never ever played on a drum kit before and next thing I knew, I was in my first band, Down to Victoria. 

Teacher? 

I got into teaching quite by accident. I only ever wanted to paint and draw and had even got my own art studio in Derry. After another year 'on the dole' (unemployed) and making not much selling my paintings, I started voluntary work at my old primary school teaching kids art. I was supposed to stay 1 week and ended up there for 4 months, not just giving Art lessons but then 'teaching' other subjects. I graduated with a BA hons in Primary Education in 1996 and the rest is history.

I am also a Google Certified Teacher and an Apple Distinguished Educator.

Circles I'm interested in.

  • Education 
  • Teaching
  • Technology
  • EdTech
  • Learning
  • Music
  • Art

What do I use G+ for?
I use it just in the same way as I use Twitter - to share ideas, stories, tips and resources for teaching and learning. I also post about my interests so no cats here. I find Twitter to be very limiting for discussions, debates and extended conversations, it ends up usually like a bar brawl with everyone shouting to be heard and the original topic of conversation is lost. G+ holds conversations together and with embedded media that brings it alive. G+ is a much better social experience.
Bragging rights
Jumped out of a plane at 12,000ft. I was the Association of Learning Technology's Learning Technologist of the Year 2010
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Teaching and Learning, Personalised Learning, Curriculum Design, E-Learning, Google Apps for Education, artist, musician
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Derry - Manchester, UK - Portrush, Northern Ireland - Letchworth, UK - Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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A fantastic 'shop' that provides you the pots to paint to your liking. Be as creative as you like and within a few days your pot will be fired and ready to be picked up. You get to make perfectly unique presents and everyone is welcome to have a go.
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The best restaurant in Derry - fact. If you want top quality food cooked by one of the best chefs in Ireland then look no further than Browns. It is stunning. Prices range from reasonable for set a menu to slightly more expensive for a la carte.
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A superb Indian restaurant with very good service service - on very busy nights they can be caught out but it shows just how popular this place is even mid week. The Thursday night deal is excellent value for money.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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