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#113828 29-Jan-2013 13:07
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I've been asked to set up an class project for a school I work at - we are going digital - and we want to remove paper from 1 aspect of the class program. I've been searching for software but none seem to really do what I'm after...

Each student normally has  a folder (paper version) - where they record their goals at the start of the year, and as the year goes by they record their achievements.... And the school wants to be able to do this digitally - which is via Tablets and PC - and achievements are done by Photographing/scanning their documents and also videoing their work in action, and they can share their work interactively with their parents when they come for teacher/student interviews.

I thought of  diary software - as you can make usernames for each child and password = security sorted.

But another problem is - Interaction between Android and Windows isnt as great as I thought..... as I thought there could be an diary app that i can install on both systems and have the diarys saved on the network - so no matter what computer or tablet they use, they can access and update their diaries... 

I may be thinking too big too the trial is only for 45 students at the moment and if successful it'd be full school which is 250+ students...

Can I have some ideas on what we could use or how to approach this idea?

The systems in place are - All Computers run either Win Vista Basic or Win 7 (Win Vista is being phrased out at the moment) and all tablets are Android - there might be a stray Ipad when the teacher brings their one in to the classroom but i wont worry about ipads at the moment)

I have also put this in the windows forum as it involves windows too :)

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  #752803 29-Jan-2013 17:38
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Have you had a look at Evernote? It has a web interface, apps on the main smartphone/tablet platforms, and you can upload audio notes, photos and files. The only thing I'm not sure about is collaborative access, e.g. teachers accessing what their students have done.

If it sounds pretty close to what you want, contact them and they should be able to give you a much better idea of whether it meets all your needs.

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  #752823 29-Jan-2013 18:03
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No - I will go and have a look - it sounds like it could do the job if it also does accept video...

Thanks :)


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  #752861 29-Jan-2013 19:20
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How about Google Drive. Schools have access to this at no cost. Students get 5GB of storage and can create docs as well as upload images and videos. We use this with a mixture of iPads, android tablets and pc's.

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  #752869 29-Jan-2013 19:48
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Google Drive & Google Docs

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  #752910 29-Jan-2013 20:57
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teachnz: How about Google Drive. Schools have access to this at no cost. Students get 5GB of storage and can create docs as well as upload images and videos. We use this with a mixture of iPads, android tablets and pc's.

have been told no on this - as this was my first suggestion - something to do with google drive and security - but will be investigating this more

Evernote seems to be quite good - will talk to IT team tommorrow then go from there - but will be trying to push google docs/drive again.

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  #752970 29-Jan-2013 23:01
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Another +1 for Google drive

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