ICT Educational R+D Meeting Time


No minutes will be taken as this time is for discussion, guidance, feedback as well as strategic or tactical planning. However a list of items to be addressed then comments made by the person who has brought the item to the group would seem to be necessary as a log of our discussions.

Item for discussion

Date
Addressed
Comment
Feedback for AB Tutor needs to be given to Aaron / Guy
Shane
29/4/2010
Needs further R+D. We will buy one license so we are not restricted in terms of timelinesfor decisions etc.
iTouch research and experimenting. When do we start and how do "share" the research?
Shane
29/4/2010
Ed is still working through some issues with the Mac and iTunes. Both he and Aaron are on top of this but still need a little time. Term 3 seems to be a better option for starting "real" research and experimenting.
Inviting the school's Educational Leaders to observe progress on our wiki?
Shane
29/4/2010
This is OK with the ICT Edn R+D Group.
Accessing CNA / Scootle demo
Shane
29/4/2010
Demo went well due to the slick presentation and skilled presenter :-). Team will get on and have a good gander at what CNA / Scootle can offer us.
The Horizon Report
Shane
29/4/2010
We all agreed Executive Summary was more of an intro than anything else ... we now have to read rest of the report. DOH!
Kindle vs iPad vs Kobo e-Reader and others?
Shane
27/05/2010
Perhaps we can come to some decision? 11/6/2010 - Decision to aquire one of each and look at, first hand, the functionality offered in light of educational outcomes. Also we need to ask Special needs and target particular teachers for their feedbaack after use.
Animation Station
Ed
27/05/2010
Set up and discussion of animation station. Should we buy more? Shane says YES :-). Ed will take to AV for assess registering and will take to Arts Dept for their feedback. ICT R&D will not acquire more but Domains or DER could acquire more. Ed has found it to be easy to use, has a definite functionality that is not already offered in the school and is reasonably priced.
Mirosoft Office 10 vs Open Office 3


Intranet Situation - must have MS Office 2007+ for editable forms.
Shane
11/06/2010


7/8/2010
An interest in making comparison anad further discussion. The group said that they would begin to work with Open Office when creating some documentation, spreadsheeting and digital presentations.

Due to Intranet constraints (MS 2007 at least) this may have to wait for another time. The big question now is how and who to train? Research alternative ... see agenda item based on Digital Skills Survey, below.
Kindle DX
Shane
24/06/2010

Kobo play session
Jade & Ed
22/7/2010
As we both had not yet had a chance to play with the Kobo, we dedicated some time to this so we could make some comparisons with the Kindle DX
Integrated Catholic Online Network (ICON)
Shane

Access and View via CEVN
MacKillop Digital Skills Survey. What does this mean for us? Atomic Learning?
Shane
9/8/2010

We will be sibscribing to Atomic Learning to assist the staff in continual ICT PD with 24/7 access. This also is an advantage as our parents and students can access the support as well.
Passing on the iPad/ Kindle DX / Kobo
Shane
9/8/2010
Pass onto Barb then Jane/Julie
Visiting other industries / educational institutions for Research
Jade / Shane
9/8/2010
Jade and Ed to organise a 1/2 day each based on their contacts and interest.
Shane to organise a school visit to Bethany and maybe Melbourne Grammar. Have made contact with MGS ... OK with them just have to get a date.
ICT Domain SupportStaff: MS Office 2010
Shane

Have spoken to Systems. We now have ten copies of MS Office Professional of our R&D team as well as ICT Domain Support people. Jade and Ed can access via Aaron when they can. It takes about an hour for changover.
Atomic Learning
Shane
16/9/2010
In contact with Julie Rayhorn about webcast PD for administrators. Will make a time when all can be available (maybe :-))
Melbourne Grammar School: Alberto Rizzo
Shane
16/9/2010
Will contact Alberto Rizzo to confirm 10/11/2010 as date of visit
DSi XL + Software
Ed
16/9/2010
Ed to pass My Coach Japanese to Satoko/Ai after which Sophie will look at French coach. Ed will also contact Jane Wenlock as to the possibilities of Scibblenauts as a educational tool to assist language acquisition for special needs.
Geometer SketchPad
Shane
16/9/2010
School (DER oncostings) will by 330 copies of GSP to support the geometric numeracy issues facing our Yr7/8 students
iPad > Jane Wenlock
Shane
16/9/2010
Have acquired Paul Jennings and Morris Glitzman'sbooks for reading with the iPad. Had to download Kobo Reader app because Kindle and Apple do not have Australian young children authors. Will pass onto Jane to get feedback from her and students
Formalised documentation for research and reporting
Shane
28/10/2010

Formative feedback of ICT Edn R+D Leadership for 2010?
Shane
28/10/2010