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OCR GCSE A452 Network Requirements

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by hchilton123, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. I have been told by the network manager that we cannot use MySQL or Javascript on the school network and I need to find an online version to complete the controlled assessment. Has anybody got any suggestions? I have spent time searching and tried their options, but none seem to do the job. I am a non-specialist and would be grateful for any advice.
  2. paullong

    paullong New commenter

    Does your network manager not realise they are here to enable education to take place? Raise this with the headteacher.
  3. gigaswitch1

    gigaswitch1 Occasional commenter

    Why can't you do JavaScript? you only need notepad and a browser !! That is why I am doing it
  4. gigaswitch1

    gigaswitch1 Occasional commenter

    Or dreamweaver code editor if you have it
  5. madcat

    madcat Occasional commenter

    Would have to agree with paullong here (may the earth shake etc. ) Go to your HT and line manager and tell them to get the NM to just sort it.

    Say if something isn't done it will have a major impact on the students progress 8 figures - this will put some fire up their collective ****- Appear to be helpful by suggesting that "The NM sets up Virtual Machines for students.as I understand it is fairly easy to do "

    While that is all playing out in the background your students could use one of the many mySQL/Javascript on-line playgrounds to get going

    The Coding Ground provides links for most eventualities But there are others like this and this for mySQL and this for Javascript
  6. Skeoch

    Skeoch Star commenter

    Or take the issue back to the NM. Show the NM the Specification and the requirements. Suggest that this is a problem that you and the NM need to share and to solve together. Ask the NM what ideas he can find - and encourage him to do some networking to find the solution. Meanwhile prepare the nuclear option of HT and SLT but don't threaten, just be ready. Confrontation should be the last approach as there will then be bad blood. paullong is exactly right - you are both there to enable education to take place.
  7. Ephelyon

    Ephelyon New commenter

    The Network Manager is there to enable a lot of things to take place - primary service delivery (i.e. education) is key but there are a host of other concerns in the mix as well (safeguarding, keeping the school running etc).

    That being said, VMs do sound like the right way to go and we've made a success of that over here. It your NM would like any help or advice on how to go about it, Skeoch and I are here, and there are also a lot of resources available on EduGeek these days.
  8. binaryhex

    binaryhex Lead commenter

    There are still incompetent, poorly trained Network Managers in some schools, full of themselves because they think they can bamboozle departments with big words and fine security nonsense ideas as they try to cover up their lack of skills that will enable you to deliver your courses. Yours needs to be sacked. See the Head.
    wanet likes this.
  9. Ephelyon

    Ephelyon New commenter

    I don't tend to find it's because they're "full of themselves" (though I've met a few like that too).

    Ask yourself: if they're poorly-trained, whose fault is that? It's very difficult for non-teaching staff in schools to get proper access to CPD and IT training can be very expensive (to be fair). Until there is broader recognition of CPD requirements for ALL professions across the sector, these issues are likely to continue.

    For a much longer explanation of who these people really are and how some of them end up turning out the way they do, see here: http://www.edugeek.net/forums/vbcms...rnet-safety-talking-point-2-a.html#post865994
  10. sparker07732

    sparker07732 New commenter

    Hi, me and my NM are trying to set up MySQL for our students, we've managed to download the MySQL Workbench v5.7 but can't work out how to get to the command line interface where the students should do the scripting. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
  11. madcat

    madcat Occasional commenter

  12. pags1976

    pags1976 New commenter

    Notepad++ can be used for HTML, Javascript etc,
    border_walker likes this.
  13. adityakin9

    adityakin9 New commenter

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