SCHOOL ICT NEWS BULLETIN No 157 - 29/01/2010

Published by Children’s Services


Network Manager’s Workshop – 4th February 2010

Invitations to the Network Managers’ Workshop due to be held on Thursday 4th February 2010 from 12.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m at the Barnham Broom Hotel have been distributed to Headteachers and Network Managers week commencing 11th January 2010.

For full details and a fax back form please see the Network Managers’ Forum. Alternatively the form can be downloaded here: Network Managers’ Workshop Invite.

Author: Shirley Fuller

ICT in Schools Conference 2010 – World Class ICT for Norfolk Learners – 24th or 25th March 2010 – Bookings now being taken.

We are now taking bookings for this popular annual conference which this year will explore the opportunities and benefits arising from Norfolk's ICT and e–strategy 2010–2014 which sets the priorities to ensure schools use ICT to enhance learning.

National keynote speakers and breakout sessions speakers will give presentations relating to:–

  • Robust industry strength ICT operations
  • Flexible different learning spaces
  • ICT rich learning experiences
  • Blending of small devices with existing learning platforms
  • Games based learning
  • Parental engagement
  • Sustaining ICT within the community

There will also be a supplier exhibition where delegates will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of curriculum software products for themselves.

The conference will be of interest to all schools primary and secondary Head Teachers, Governors, ICT Co–Ordinators, Network Managers, Teachers and Children's Services Colleagues. The programme of events is the same on both days and it is free to attend. To view more information or access the online booking form visit the Conference website at http://www.eficts.norfolk.gov.uk/conferences/conference2010/html/default.aspx or visit out home page http://www.eficts.norfolk.gov.uk and select the conference link on the left of page or contact Judy Houghton by emailing judy.houghton@norfolk.gov.uk

Author: Judy Houghton

Failures when importing CTFs into e1

A number of schools have reported failures when importing CTF files into e1 giving a 'UPN already exists' error. Our initial investigation into these issues would indicate the problem is related to where schools are adding records manually rather than importing CTF files for new pupils.

Where possible, please can schools avoid creating new records when receiving pupils from within Norfolk. If you attempt to manually add a new pupil, e1 will normally warn you if the pupil is on the system. At that point, a CTF should be requested from the school the pupil has left or is about to leave.

Information on exporting CTF files to an e1 schools can be found at http://www.eficts.norfolk.gov.uk/schoolmanagement/e1/pupil_export/ctf_creating_e1.aspx and to see how to import from an e1 school go to http://www.eficts.norfolk.gov.uk/schoolmanagement/e1/pupil_import/ctf_importing_e1.aspx

Information on sending a CTF file to a non–e1 school can be found at http://www.eficts.norfolk.gov.uk/schoolmanagement/e1/pupil_export/ctf_creating.aspx and for how to import a CTF files from a non-e1 can be found at http://www.eficts.norfolk.gov.uk/schoolmanagement/e1/pupil_import/ctf_importing.aspx

Author: Mark Carway

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