ICT Parent Workshops

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Does this cartoon remind you of yourself?

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Time for you to attend one of the parent ICT workshops being held by the Computer Science Department!

Since the introduction of the Bring Your Own Laptop Programme the Computer Science Department, under the leadership of Daniel Auger, have been holding a series of workshops in conjunction with the PTA to better acquaint parents with how the school and the students use the internet and computers. Do you know what a GAFE school is? Well those parents who attended the Google Apps workshop in April found out that this is a ‘Google Apps For Education’ school, and what that means for their children. All this, and much more, in a friendly and relaxed environment. There is no question too stupid for Mr. Auger!

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We have received great feedback from parents who have attended these sessions. ” I was really concerned about privacy issues with Google Drive, but the session on that topic really allayed my concerns , and helped me to understand how the school and my children are , or should be , using this resource ” (Parent Year 7 & 9)

Maybe you think you know how to do research – well think again . After the December session on Better Research and Internet Skills, one parent told us – “An eye-opening insight into the MMC and the sheer scale of resources available to parents and children. It’s not just about books in the library – it’s about tailored educational websites that specifically support the curriculum. Targeted searches help to save time and avoid lengthy Google searches.”

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The final session for this year will take place on Thursday May 19th at 8.30 a.m. in the MMC.

Mr. Auger and his colleagues will address the topic of “Kids @ Home and Better Security and Setup”.

To sign up please use this link: http://goo.gl/forms/IRlU7zGGRy  or just come along on the day. All parents are welcome.  After all you don’t want to be like the parent in this cartoon…….

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For those who missed the previous workshops, here are the links to the presentations:

‘Google Apps’ – https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13BeGjUC6qdA4cEpPegJU8KX8KroZW3jfa-H4WIz-1jI/edit?pref=2&pli=1#slide=id.p

‘Better Research and Internet Skills’ – https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11swnQmUe_Q-MRoRB2qXR6kpnZWpfOksjFOjHXLp2VGs/edit?usp=sharing

Article by Helen Higgins,  Y8 & Y12