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Episode 67 - 9 MAY 2022 - BRONWYN / CATHY

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Episode 66 - 2 MAY 2022 - JOSHUA / ROBERT

What's New with Stu

  • Windows 10 21H2 is now available for F12 build only Recommendation for remaining v1909s at your school:

    • F12-rebuild student devices

    • Allow staff devices to In-Place Upgrade wherever possible - so ALERT YOUR STAFF that have 1909 devices that this will be enabled at the end of May, right after NAPLAN testing window closes.

  • Are you using Apple Macs for NAPLAN testing? There is a new Lock Down Browser app that must be installed!

  • Did your school get any new interactive Main Learning Displays? The T4L team have put together a page full of resources to help teachers get up to speed with their specific model !

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Episode 65 - 4 April 2022 - ALICE / ANDREW

What's New with Stu

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Episode 64 - 28 MARCH 2022 - ALISA / BEN

What's New with Stu

  • NAPLAN trial testing uncovered some issues, mainly with Chromebooks that won't load the LDB

  • What's happening with the old Connected Classrooms in schools? Are the Tandberg/Polycom VCs still used?

  • Serious security issue for Google Chrome browser - Windows and Mac

    • Emergency update to version 99.0.4844.84 - will be automatically pushed out, but for any personal devices, it's worth checking for updates.

    • The update is also needed for Microsoft Edge, so check for updates on that too.

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Alisa Stephens is the ICT Coordinator at Braidwood Central School where she also teaches and manages all things tech. And she's a Yammer regular too!

  • Ben Krisher is a teacher at Terrigal Public School, and for a change away from tech, we'll be chatting about Yammer's Photography community and the amazing shots that Ben has been sharing there lately.

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Episode 63 - 21 MARCH 2022 - AARTI & KaTE / Simon

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Aarti Malik is the Principal Project Manager and Kate Courtney is the Communications Lead for the project that will see Google Chrome become the default browser. But there's more to it than just that. Let's have a chat about it.

  • Simon Gethin is the Principal Business Analyst in the Rural Access Gap program He's been working on various online services and a new one was launched last week - The Universal Resources Hub. Let's take a look at it with Simon.

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Episode 62 - 14 MARCH 2022 - Jodie / Darren

What's New with Stu

  • The Windows 21H2 pilot went live a few days ago in about 20 schools. We are hoping to release 21H2 to all schools during the April school holidays

  • The new Universal Resources Hub was release on Friday! Make sure you share the link with your staff.

  • Microsoft has released Visio for the web and it's now also built into MS Teams!

  • Did you miss the T4L Digital Drive-Thru we held last week? You can watch the recording here.

  • Start next Tuesday morning with a brand new skill! You can now create and edit video with Canva!

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Jodie Hartwig - Teacher, ICT Coordinator at The School of the Air in Broken Hill

  • Darren Hope - ICT Team Leader in the Digital Field Services team at Dubbo office.

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Episode 61 - 7 MARCH 2022 - REBECCA / Yvette & JOACHIM

What's New with Stu

  • T4L Rollout deliveries - the ETA doc has had an update

  • Windows 10 v21H2 is about to be piloted by numerous schools. Following a successful trial, it will be made available as F12 rebuild and in-place upgrades - both for 1909 and 20H2 builds.

  • Photoshop and Premiere Elements are NOT included in the current Adobe enterprise agreement and existing installations must be removed before May.

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Episode 60 - 6 DECEMBer 2021 - GREG / IAN

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Take!

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Episode 59 - 29 NOVEMBer 2021 - Sandy / Yvette - HOUR OF CODE

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Take!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • All about next week's global Hour of Code events!

    • Sandy Phillips - Digital Classroom Adviser in the stem.T4L team

    • Yvette Poshoglian - T4L Utilisation and Innovations team

    • Magazine.T4L is all about supporting you in the classroom with resources to get your students coding, prototyping and designing in no time

    • T4L Kids is about app and game design, from prototyping to production especially for Stages 3-4

    • Check the magazines and join us for one of 9 live T4L webinars and incursions in Weeks 9 and 10 and explore one of 44 dedicated Hour of Code resources (or more)

    • Register your own official school event – there are currently 250+ school events registered!

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Episode 58 - 22 NOVEMBer 2021 - KENT / JOACHIM

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Take!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Kent Hughes - Program Architect - Technology 4 Learning

  • Joachim Cohen - School Technology Innovation Lead, T4L team

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Episode 57 - 15 NOVEMBer 2021 - DAVID / MICHAEL

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Take!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • David Charters - TAS eacher and Computer Coordinator at Parramatta High School

  • Michael Teague - ICT Coordinator and Stage 3 teacher at Grays Point Public School

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Episode 56 - 8 NOVEMBer 2021 - Chris / elizabeth

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Chris Harris - STEAM teacher at Fairfiled Heights Public School

  • Elizabeth Jugovac - ICT Coordinator and RFF teacher at Villawood North Public School

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Episode 55 - 1 NOVEMBer 2021 - ARTHUR / BRETT

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

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Episode 54 - 25 OCTOBer 2021 - Jeffery / larissa

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

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Episode 53 - 18 OCTOBer 2021 - LINDA / ROBYN

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Linda Lazenby - PEO - Digital Support Team and stem.T4L

  • Robyn Veugen - Teacher Librarian and Digital Classroom Officer at Dubbo Public School

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Episode 52 - 11 OCTOBer 2021 - DIGITAL LEARNING ADVISORS SPECIAL

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Craig Merrick and Michael West join us from the Digital Learning Advisors team to discuss

    • Former Yammer Hot Spots guest, Craig Merrick returns together with Michael West - they are two of the eight Digital Learning Advisors (DLAs) that started in their new role in Term 3 and will tell us all about it!

    • A further seven DLAs are being recruited right now to bolster the statewide team.

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Episode 51 - 13 September 2021 - CYBER SECURITY SPECIAL

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

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Episode 50 - 6 September 2021 - JOACHIM / MARK

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Joachim Cohen - Leader of the T4L Utilisation and Innovation team in ITD

  • Mark Greentree - the department's Director of Technology for Learning, who is also the R/Executive Director of Customer Experience and Service Delivery.

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Episode 49 - 30 August 2021 - curtis / NEIL

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Curtis Landesmann is a newer Technology Support Officer, currently working at both Randwick Public School and the Penshurst Girls Campus of Georges River College. Let's have a chat!

  • Neil Lavitt - principal at Cronulla South Public School joins us again to fill us in on how his school has been managing teaching and learning from home.

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Episode 48 - 23 August 2021 - BEN / CHRIS

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

  • YouTube Trimmer is a very handy tool that:

    • Lets you easily share just a section of a YT video with students

    • Present the segment in full screen (no recommended videos or comments)

    • Doesn't include ads.

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Ben Tindale is one of ITD's amazing Service Relationship Managers that lead a local team of ICT Field Operations staff that directly support schools in their area. Ben covers the Macquarie Park operational area.

  • Chris Cividino is a Digital Learning Advisor in the Digital Support Team. What's all that about? Let's have a chat!

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Episode 47 - 16 August 2021 - SARAH / LEO

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Sarah Kennedy is a teacher and School ICT Coordinator at Oatley Public School in southern Sydney. Let's catch up and see what's happening there.

  • Leo Guisti is a relatively new Technology Support Officer at St Clair High School. Let's have a chat!

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Episode 46 - 9 August 2021 - MARLENE / GREG

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

  • Microsoft MakeCode updates!

    • Microsoft MakeCode

    • MakeCode Labs

      • Note: MakeCode Labs are experimental platforms

    • BuildBee | MakeCode - Approved to join the Official MakeCode group soon! (Australian)

      • 3D Printing using Programming - Block, Java and Python languages.

      • Applied understanding of XYZ Coordinates, Shape Formulae, Coding and more

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Marlene Filippi is the Teacher Library and School ICT Coordinator at Newbridge Heights Public School where multiple technology teaching and learning initiatives are in place.

  • Greg Pollard is the Head Teacher Admin and School ICT Coordinator at Kirrawee High School. Let's have a chat!

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Episode 45 - 2 August 2021 - SHEREE / YVETTE

What's New with Stu

  • The fix for the Adobe sign-on on eT4L computers was pushed out to all managed devices at schools and in corporate offices. Devices that are at home and unable to join the DETNSW network will need to continue with the workaround.

  • I produced a couple of Getting Started with Yammer videos that are worth sharing with any staff at your school who are yet to discover what Yammer is and how they are missing out.

  • The TSO's Toolbox is a cool Wiki page put together in Yammer by Ondrej Zima, highlighting the various online tools that TSOs can use. This follows on from the handy pinned posts at the top of the ICT Support and Microsoft Teams groups.

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Sheree Joseph is the Campaign and Strategy Lead in the Content and Digital Transformation team. She is currently leading the daily Education LIVE initiative , producing livestreams for students across NSW

  • Yvette Poshoglian is a Superhero content creator in the T4L Utilisation and Innovations team. She's also an accomplished author and was a presenter on Education LIVE!

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Episode 44 - 26 JuLY 2021 - ANDREW / NGAIRE

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Andrew O'Brien is a STEM Curriculum Adviser for Secondary Schools at Parramatta Office

  • Ngaire Booth is the Teacher Librarian at Nyngan High School who you'll find regularly on Yammer!

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Episode 43 - 19 JuLY 2021 - BRENDAN / NICK

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Brendan Jones is a long time Yammer user and Teacher Quality Advisor in the Adamstown Office

  • Nick Patsianas is back for a second chat to discuss his new role in NSW DoE as a Publications Officer in the Digital Solutions team

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Episode 42 - 21 June 2021 - Greg sharkey retirement special

What's New with Stu

    • With one week of school left, we only have limited time to identify all remaining "out-of-support" Windows devices at schools:

    • Known issues with the IPU for Windows 10 v1809 devices:

      • Microsoft Surface Pro 7 - dock and webcam may not work. To fix, install the "17763" driver from here

      • Acer TravelMate x514 (advanced notebook) - Wireless driver missing. To fix install the Intel 9560 driver from here

      • HP EliteDesk 800 G2 (advanced desktop) - nVidia graphics driver missing. Still being confirmed.

Greig's Hot Tip!

Today's Yammer Hot Spot!

  • We'll have an extended chat with Greg Sharkey who is the ICT Service Relationship Manager for the Ultimo operational area, and who is also about to retire from the NSW DoE after 37 years in teaching and IT support.

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Episode 41 - 7 June 2021 - FIONA / JOE

What's New with Stu

    • The old script that was paused in April 2020 was resumed on Friday - Any managed Windows device that has not been used for more than six months had its DETNSW computer record disabled.

    • YouTube Restricted Mode - a pilot was run in 2020 with 24 schools to trial this across Kindergarten through Year 10. Following discussions with the Secondary Principals Council, it's been decided that YouTube will be opened to ALL high school students from the middle of Term 3. Years 7-10 will get Restricted mode, while Years 11-12 and staff will continue with their current access level.

    • Java SE and Flash Player are expected to be remotely removed from eT4L devices from 18 June 2021

    • Apple Caching Server - new Mac Mini M1 model now on EdBuy!

      • NOTE: While you can buy these now, it is essential that when purchasing, the Apple Caching Server is the ONLY item on your purchase order with Apple

      • It's recommended that you don't connect and turn on before the start of Term 3, while final configurations on the central JAMF Pro service are completed.

Greig's Hot Tip!

  • Getting your head around native screen sharing in Windows 10

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Fiona Gawne is the Technology Support Officer at Narrandera High School in the Riverina area

  • Joe Knagge is the ICT Service Relationship Manager for the Dubbo operational area, which takes in Narrandera and far beyond!

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Episode 40 - 31 MAY 2021 - DEB / MARY

What's New with Stu

    • Since the new lock screen appeared last Thursday, 20H2 builds have sped up. We now have almost 90,000 complete!

      • It was at 65,000 last Monday

    • UDM update to allow for a 20 character alphanumeric Comment to be added to each device is scheduled for 10 June (assuming it's approved by the change management committee)

      • This will help with identifying each device either by age and/or owner

    • Connecting Metro Schools? When is it happening?

      • What options do metropolitan schools have for getting their network infrastructure upgraded?

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  • Watch the recording here! - NOTE: something happened and Teams only recorded audio. We're trying to recover the video, but no guarantees. Sorry!

Episode 39 - 24 MAY 2021 - Jacob / ANDREW

What's New with Stu

Greig's Hot Tips

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Jacob Druce is a Film and Video Graphics Designer in the T4L team.

  • Andrew Balzer returns to YHS, but this time representing Microsoft!

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Episode 38 - 17 MAY 2021 - YASMIN

What's New with Stu

    • Primary Principals Association Technology Reference Group meetings are held each term and I provide them with an update. Here is the latest.

Today's Yammer Hot Spot

  • Yasmin Narielvala is the acting Executive Director of Infrastructure Services at ITD. As one of the members of ITD's executive Leadership team, she manages a wide variety of teams that provide the nuts and bolts of the department's technology infrastructure.

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Episode 37 - 10 MAY 2021 - Merryn / nick

What's New with Stu

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Merryn Whitfield is the Instructional Leader Literacy at Peakhurst Public School. I'm not sure what that is exactly, but she has been doing great things with technology in the classroom for many years, so let's find out!

  • Nick Biddle works at Newcastle High School as the Head Teacher of Computing Studies. As well as a regular on Yammer, he's been doing amazing transformational work at the school.

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Episode 36 - 3 MAY 2021 - ERIC / JOANNE

What's New with Stu

    • The latest news.T4L is causing a bit of a stir with some of the articles it included. Let's go through them.

Hot product of the Week with Greig

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Eric McCarron is a stem.T4L Community Leader. He's been doing amazing work, particularly in promoting creativity in the classroom.

  • Joanne Sheppard works at Fairvale Public School and as well as being a classroom teacher, she's the school's ICT Coordinator and a regular on Yammer.

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Episode 35 - 26 ApRIL 2021 - CATHIE / DAVID & JAMES

What's New with Stu

    • The Rural Access Gap Program - It's starting to roll out, and with it are some new standards

      • New Windows devices will be "Ready for T4L" and don't require an F12 build

    • Windows 20H2 was released, and schools are already updating in big numbers. But what will happen to old 1607, 1709 and shortly 1809 that are all end-of-support as far as Microsoft is concerned?

Tip of the Week with Greig

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Cathie Circosta is a Teacher at Hoxton Park Public School in Sydney's south-west. She's a long time Yammer user at a school that's been doing amazing things with technology and kicking goals for many years.

  • David Isaacs is the Systems Administrator and James Rudd is the Network Administrator at one of the department's premier selective high schools, Sydney Boys. It's one of only a few non-eT4L schools in the state, so let's find out what that's all about.

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Episode 34 - 29 MARCH 2021 - DAVID / JO

What's New with Stu

Tip of the Week with Greig

    • Remote Desktop Manager - David Summerville's discovery

      • You can install and run this for free and it will let you RDP to multiple devices in a room at the same time - great for remotely kicking on a rebuild via Software Center!

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • David Summerville is the Head Teacher of Technology at the Wallsend Campus of Callaghan College in Newcastle. A long time Yammer user and a longer time school computer coordinator. We'll be chatting about the past and the future and they amazing things happening with tech at his school.

  • Jo Horne is another long term Yammer user. As the TSO (Technology Support Officer) and Science Lab Technician at Wee Waa High School, she'll be sharing stories about her school's recent changes, the Rural Access Gap and how everybody has coped with it.

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Episode 33 - 22 MARCH 2021 - LAURA / WAYNE

What's New with Stu

Tip of the Week with Greig

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Laura Chaffey is the new relieving Principal at Stroud Road Public School, but for many years she's been a Yammer devotee and an amazing teacher at The Junction Public School in Newcastle. Let's catch up on her really big change!

  • Wayne Forbes is one of a team of Digital Classroom Officers directly supporting new build schools and also now Rural Access Gap schools with taking control of their big influx of technologies

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Episode 32 - 15 MARCH 2021 - Craig / sung

What's New with Stu

    • Edge Chromium browser is coming to eT4L Tier 1 apps! Pilot is about to start.

    • Minecraft Education Edition - From 1 April, it is expected that individual licences will again be required for all students and staff

    • Adobe Creative Cloud - older devices still using CC 2018 with an enterprise activation may stop working

Find of the Week with Greig

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Episode 31 - 8 MARCH 2021 - SIMON MAIZELS

What's New with Stu

Tip of the Week with Greig

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Our extra special guest today is Simon Maizels - Group Director, Teaching and Learning Experience in ITD

    • It's not often we get to speak with senior executives, so this should be good.

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Episode 30 - 1 MARCH 2021 - Neil / Mona

What's New with Stu

Tip of the Week with Greig

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

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Episode 29 - 22 february 2021 - DaNIEL / SANDY

What's New?

Tip of the Week

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Episode 28 - 15 february 2021 - MARK / JAMES & JONO

What's New?

Tip of the Week

    • Have you had a play with Experiments with Google?

      • It's Google's ever-growing showcase of amazing experiments using Chrome, Android, AI, Web VR, AR and more.

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Mark Greentree Director T4L and R/ Executive Director, Customer Experience and Service Delivery

    • Updating us on the two T4L Rollouts scheduled during 2021

  • James Quiring & Jono Phillip ICT Service Relationship Managers at Tamworth Operational area

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Episode 27 - 8 february 2021 - JO / stephen

What's New?

Tip of the Week

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Jo Sayers Principal at Rainbow Street Public School in Sydney's east

  • Stephen Turner Technology Support Officer at Coonabarabran High School

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Episode 26 - 7 DECember 2020 - MARK / GILLIAN

What's New?

Tip of the Week

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Mark Hailston ICT Senior Support Officer and Apple Champion from our Goulburn office

  • Gillian Maugle Teacher Librarian at Wiley Park Public School in Sydney's south-west

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Episode 25 - 30 November 2020 - NATHAN / JOSHUA & MITCH

What's New?

Tip of the Week

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

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Episode 24 - 23 November 2020 - AISLING/OLIVER & MARTIN/ROSEMARIE

What's New?

Tip of the Week

Today's Yammer Hot Spots

  • Aisling McKillop & Oliver Best Strategic Communications team & NSW DoE Yammer owners

  • Martin Lee & Rosemarie Sirol Bribbaree Public School

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Episode 23 - 16 NOVEMBER 2020 - "THE RAG" WITH MARK & MICHELLE

What's New?

Tip of the Week

Today's Yammer Hot Spots - The Rural Access Gap Special

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Episode 22 - 9 NOVEMBER 2020 - THE EDUTECH SPECIAL WITH LYNDA & JOE