SCHOOL ICT NEWS BULLETIN No 99 - 07/07/2006

Published by Children’s Services


Warning - Hoax e-mails regarding Bank Account details.

The CO-OP bank have received a number of calls from customers advising that they have received an e-mail claiming to originate from the Bank. The e-mail contains a link to a Bank Logon page where the customer is prompted to enter all their security information for confirmation purposes.

THIS E-MAIL DOES NOT ORIGINATE FROM THE BANK AND SHOULD NOT BE ACTED UPON. If you have already followed the link please call their Customer Services on 08457 213213 for advice.

Author: Mark Carway

Anycomms Secure Data Software.

Please be aware that other Children’s Service’s Departments are now using the Anycomms software to send documents to schools. We would therefore advise that all schools run the Anycomms client at least twice a day to take full advantage of this facility.

Author: Mark Carway

Phoenix Gold: KS2 & KS3 updated resources.

KS2 & KS3 updated resources. The QCA has released the updated thresholds for KS2 and KS3. These can be downloaded from our website by selecting "Updated level thresholds" from U in the A–Z, or directly by selecting Updated level thresholds link.

Author: Amanda Carr

RM EasyMail Plus Questionnaire

A Questionnaire has been created to determine who does, and who does not, use their email accounts and the reasons why, to better understand what schools require from their email system.

Becta (www.becta.org.uk) have stated that "Email can be an extremely valuable tool in an educational context, encouraging the development of communication skills, and transforming the learning process by opening up possibilities that, conventionally, would be impossible to achieve." (View this statement on the Becta website)

We would like to provide staff at schools the opportunity to provide comments about RM EasyMail and would appreciate if you are able to find time to complete the online questionnaire. The questionnaire will be available from the Friday 7th July to Monday 17th July (inclusive).

All fully completed questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw to win a digital camera!

I would like to complete the Questionnaire (If this link does not work please try going to http://www.eficts.norfolk.gov.uk/Email/Questionnaire/default.asp).

Author: Amanda Carr

Early Years – ICT Conference

14th September 2006 – John Innes Centre, Norwich.

This conference is aimed at all practitioners working with children in foundation stage and looks at ways that ICT can be used to support children’s learning. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the latest information on using ICT and best practice.

The format for the day includes primary strategy keynote speaker, supplier exhibition and workshops on:

  • Using Digital Cameras
  • ICT and the Outdoor Environment
  • Using Interactive Whiteboards In Early Years
  • Gadgets and Gizmos
  • Using ICT to Support Development In Early Years
  • ICT and Creativity

Further details and booking form will be in schools next week, however, for any further information please contact The Training Team, Early Years & Childcare on Norwich 01603 622292 and follow the options for Training Team or alternatively email Judy Houghton at ICT Solutions on judy.houghton@norfolk.gov.uk

Author: Amanda Carr

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