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Welcome! / GDPR update
« on: May 23, 2018, 07:57:06 PM »
In order to comply with the new GDPR we emailed all our forum members on Monday 14th. May 2018 giving them details about our Privacy Policy and the action they needed to take if they wished to continue to use this forum and any on line programs on the website for which they had requested access.

We have now had to delete the accounts and data of any forum members that did not respond.

New or old members can still apply for a new forum membership and access here, and this will be on the condition that they agree to our Privacy Policy .

Sorry for any incovenience this may have caused but we are making every effort to comply with the new regulations.

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Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy explains how we collect information from the website http://eptoolkit.org  and forum board  http://eptoolkit.org/forum/ and what we do with it.

Please take time to review this privacy policy carefully, as by continuing to use this website and forum board you agree with this privacy policy.


The information we store:

Emails:
When you contact us by email we may keep your message to help address any problems you might be experiencing, as well as to improve our service.

Cookies
This website and forum board uses cookies, which are pieces of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on your computer's hard disk.

We only use cookies to collect usage statistics for our site and the IP address (the unique address which identifies your computer on the internet) for data security reasons.

We store the following personal information for you on our forum board
your name
your email address
your username and password for the forum board

Accessing my personal information

You can access your personal information, amend and delete it by logging in to the forum webpage http://eptoolkit.org/forum/  with your user name and password.

If you have forgotten your password you can choose a new one here http://eptoolkit.org/forum/index.php?action=reminder

We ONLY use your personal information:

to allow you to access and post on our forum board and also use any online programs on the website for which you have requested access
to send you important messages about any major changes to the forum

Security

We have applied technology and policies to safeguard your privacy from unauthorised access and improper use and will continue to update these as new methodology becomes available.

If you have any queries regarding the personal information we store that is not addressed in the policy please email these to info@eptoolkit.org

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Latest News / New web resource for EPs
« on: March 10, 2016, 05:43:32 PM »
A new online space will be launching for EPs shortly.

The hope is that edpsy.org.uk will be the online space for Educational Psychologists to share, create, engage, debate, enthuse and work together, across boundaries to develop and improve the lives of children and young people - you can sign up for news about this great new resource here: http://www.edpsy.org.uk.

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Welcome! / Beta Testing
« on: February 20, 2015, 02:45:11 PM »
We still have a few opportunities left for people who would like to test out the programs and help to make them as good as they can be  ;D

Our Beta testers get free access to the programs and the private forum board(s) for the program(s) they are testing out.

In return they test the programs out in a variety of settings, post any details of problems in our forum and any suggestions they have for alterations, additions or other improvements.

If you'd like to be considered as one of our select band of beta testers please contact us.

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Latest News / New Lesson Observation App LORA
« on: February 19, 2015, 08:34:09 PM »

Our latest app LORA takes the hassle out of whole lesson observation and recording.
 
Inspired by the OPTIC (Observing Pupils and Teachers In Classrooms) research of Merrett and Wheldall, LORA analyses all the behaviours and compares the results for a focus person,  their group, other groups and the whole class.

LORA is really easy to use - just enter the behaviour(s) you are interested in, then observe each group in turn when prompted and tap the screen to record the behaviour.
 
You can also take notes along the way and LORA automatically adds in the elapsed time and number of the group being observed on each occasion. At the end of your observation, just open the Summary and Notes screens then copy and paste the results into an email, wordprocessor or spreadsheet of your choice!

If you have already signed up to our forum as a *beta tester for CORA then we have already given you access to LORA - this will now appear in your program list when you log in.

 
If you haven't and you'd  like to help us out with *beta testing, please contact us

There are some sample screenshots below to whet your appetite, and we've uploaded a demonstration/instructional video to our YouTube channel.

Screenshots:
1) Main program screen:


2) Summary output (including analysis of data and Classroom Plan):


3) Notes output screen:


and just in case you haven't worked it out yet, it's Lesson Observation and Recording App  ;D

*BETA TESTING - what does that mean?
Our Beta testers get free access to the programs
.

In return they:
  • test the programs out in a variety of settings
  • post any details of problems in our forum
  • post suggestions in our forum for alterations, additions or other improvements to the programs
so that these programs become as good as they can for all of us!





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IPad - Apps and Tips / Using Testwise BAS III SRS with Ipad
« on: December 13, 2014, 07:06:23 PM »
Just setting up a new Ipad for our team and found that it wouldn't download any of the reports. It seems that this is an issue is with Safari browser needing to have access to a zip file reader.

Simple solution was to download Izip free from the Itunes store- once installed Safari gives you the option of opening it in this package.

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Android Tablet - Apps and Tips / Re: Best Android Apps
« on: July 10, 2014, 11:30:29 AM »
To get the ball rolling here are some of the must have Apps we use a lot:
  • Dropbox free app which allows you to store your files and pictures etc on the cloud and transfer them between any desktop/laptop/tablet/smartphone
  • Airdroid free app which allows you to transfer your files, contacts, messages etc. between desktop/laptop/tablet/smartphone and also edit and send them - I love entering and adding contacts and writing texts on a proper keyboard and screen:)

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IPad - Apps and Tips / Re: Best IPad Apps
« on: July 10, 2014, 11:22:10 AM »
To get the ball rolling here are some of the must have Apps we use a lot:
  • Dropbox free app which allows you to store your files and pictures etc on the cloud and transfer them between any desktop/laptop/tablet/smartphone
  • Airdroid free app which allows you to transfer your files, contacts, messages etc. between desktop/laptop/tablet/smartphone and also edit and send them - I love entering and adding contacts and writing texts on a proper keyboard and screen:)

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Android Tablet - Apps and Tips / Best Android Apps
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:12:31 AM »
If you have found a killer Android app that EPs can't do without - please let us know!

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Android Tablet - Apps and Tips / Help with Android Tablets
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:11:29 AM »
Android tablets are catching up fast with - and some would say overtaking  ;D -their fruity cousins here's the chance to make sure that continues :)

If you need any help with using your Android Tablet in the technology minefield out there or have any ideas for others please post below!

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IPad - Apps and Tips / Best IPad Apps
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:05:47 AM »
If you have found a killer IPad app that EPs can't do without - please let us know!

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IPad - Apps and Tips / Help with using your IPad
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:04:12 AM »
Lots of individual EPs and services are starting to use IPads in their day to day work, but may be struggling with how best to use them in the corporate and school technology minefields!

If you need any help with this or have any ideas for others please post below!

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Latest News / New Online and Offline scoring system for CCC (2)
« on: May 22, 2014, 01:31:15 PM »
We are very pleased to announce that Pearson Assessment have kindly given us permission to include the data tables from their Children's Communication Checklist (CCC-2) in the new platform independent on and off line scoring system we are developing for the EP Toolkit.

This licence is limited to EPs who are members of the forum and work in Swansea or Neath/Port Talbot - if that's you and you'd like to help test it out please contact us and we'll let you know how to access it!

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CORA / Using CORA OFF LINE
« on: April 18, 2014, 08:21:42 PM »
As people may not always have access to a wireless or 3G connection when carrying out an observation, here are some new, simpler instructions for using CORA off line on your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone:

  • Connect to the page via this forum as usual in a tab on your web browser when you are on line and leave it open.
  • When you go off line you should still be able to use the page in that tab and all the buttons in the page will work as usual, as long as you
    • DON'T try to refresh the window e.g. by pressing F5
    • DON'T use the back button
We've tried this on a range of browsers and hardware and no problems so far, but please post below if you have any!


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CORA / Re: What can CORA do for me?
« on: November 02, 2013, 11:44:24 AM »
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Yes CORA is very useful and interesting. I assume you will add other observations? At the moment it seems to be behaviour heavy. However a lot of our work as EP might involve other observational issues (i.e. social communication, purely learning behaviours in various classes etc).


As you say Maj - what I've tried to do with this (and the other programs) at this stage of development is offer a 'shell' with sample content for feedback on the 'shell' itself and also contributions people would like to add to the content (which will be given full acknowledgement of course!).

It is possible to have these in a database for on line use, at the moment I'm trying to make CORA usable both on line and offline from the same web page - not as straightforward as it may sound, as a web 'standard' on different hardware, operating systems and browsers are still some way off being that believe me :)

As a result I want to try and build a good basic set of comments into the page at this point for everyone to use.

If you've got any you'd like me to add it's really easy, just see  this topic.

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