Backing up your files to OneDrive

As of September, your school laptop will no longer be backed up to our servers. Therefore, you need to make sure that your work documents are all stored somewhere safely. We are recommending that your store everything in your OneDrive – this is part of your Office 365 account, which is provided through the school,…

Plickers

Plickers is an assessment tool for the classroom that lets teachers ask questions and poll their class using a collection of visual code cards. So, how does it work? Well, each student is given a card with a unique visual code on it. There are four sides to the code, labelled A, B, C and…

Reports – hurrah!

Yes, it is that time in the term. The time when reports are being feverishly written in all corners of the school. If you need a bit of a reminder of how and where to write your reports, look no further. There is a very helpful video on the Intranet which will answer all your…

Finding SEN Information

The SEN information for your students is all on iSAMS. The video below will show you how to easily find which students in your sets have a SEN status, and then how to find the SEN notes and exam concession information. If you have any questions, please contact the Learning Support Department.

Keeping your Laptop Happy!

Everyone’s laptop can have a bit of a funny five minutes, and the easiest way to fix this is with a simple restart. Yes, the classic IT response of “turn it off and turn it on again” actually does work! As an IT Department, we send round lots of updates to your laptops, and mostly…

All about iSAMS

Lots of people ask me about iSAMS, and how they can use it. iSAMS is a really useful tool for finding sets, photos of students, information about students, emailing whole teaching sets, finding student timetables etc…however, it can look rather daunting when you first log into it. There is a series of videos in the…

The iSAMS Teacher App

The lovely chaps at iSAMS have just released their teacher app – it has the essential functions of iSAMS, but conveniently packaged up in an iPad-sized app. Hurrah! The video below shows you how to use the app to email your teaching sets, find pupil information, and access internal exam results. As always, if you…

What are these messages on my laptop?

    Do you ever see messages like these appearing on your laptop screen? Do you ignore them? Well stop it!! These updates are sent through from the IT Department to keep your laptop updated and running smoothly, so when you see them please don’t ignore them…

Office 365

Office 365 is the name for the online features of Office. There is a web-based version of the Office programs – Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and also cloud-based storage for your files, so you can access them from anywhere with an internet connection. Office 365 also gives you ability to share documents with others, and…

Quizlet – What is it?

A lot of staff are using Quizlet at the moment, so what is it? Quizlet is a website that teachers and students can use to create study sets – these are excellent for personal revision. Once you have added terms and definitions, you can use Quizlet to create flashcards, tests and games to help learning….

New Staff!!

Calling all new Bryanston staff! This post contains (hopefully!) all the information you’ll need to negotiate the first few weeks of the term as a technological aficionado…more or less! You will hopefully have all attended the IT Induction and will have had a brief introduction to the Bryanston IT systems. However, there is a lot…

Backing up your iPad

iCloud automatically backs up your iOS device information daily over Wi-Fi when your device is turned on, locked, and connected to a power source. Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup, then make sure iCloud Backup is turned on. To force a backup, tap on Back Up Now.  If you need more iCloud storage to back up, a message…