Monday, July 25, 2011


HSC will be purchasing Acer Aspire 1830T.

Edustar image will be including tutorials on how to use applications.
It will also include Premiere.

It might be a good idea to run a boot camp with the groups of students when the net books are being deployed.

Once school created a tech squad to help out with some of the technical demands.

Parents and students are not allowed to pay for the cost of using the net book.
However principals can charge for misuse of broken / misused net books.

What may constitute misuse?
- Not taking a netback home in case
- Leaving a net book unattended / locked away

Things To Research
Jacaranda Ebooks - digital copies
From the website, "A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge."

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Interactive Digital Media Scored Assessment Workshop

VIT Code 156N19193

Attended the VCAA Interactive Digital Media Scored Assessment Workshop to brush up on producing effective and proper assessment tools for Unit 3 / 4.

The VCE VET Task Types - Glance at guides document was quite useful at breaking down of how a task can be produced. It clearly states what can put into each task, ie length of project, word count for written parts etc. I'll take this information and reassess where I can change the current task. This in turn should make it easy for students to understand what is expected of them.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Deploy Studio

Deploy Studio is a program that allows you to clone your current hard drive image and deploy it onto other computers. This has been useful in keeping our Mac computers up to date for the students to use. I took myself through about a days worth of self guided learning through the help pages and pdf's of the Deploy Studio website. I was able to copy the current images and put in on another computer. Not without hiccups before understanding clearly what I need to do. The major step need for me to use this application was creating a new os on a portable hard drive in order to run Deploy Studio off. Also setting up the program in relation to creating a server took me a few goes. Overall it was a good experience in which I will be able to take these skills and utilised them in the future to make out workflow smoother.