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#16 DAJ Belshaw

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 05:20 PM

Yep - you can be Chief Administrator of the Calendar :)

Excellent, that will go nicely with the other titles I've picked up this week - 'Gifted and Talented co-ordinator for History', 'Chief washer-upper', 'Under-gardener' and 'Opener of the biscuit tin'! :P

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 07:16 PM

Congratulations, Doug!

It'll all look great on your CV. :lol:

I'll do a stint on the Calendar if you like; just let me know when my 'tour of duty' is to be.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 08:27 PM

I'll do a stint on the Calendar if you like; just let me know when my 'tour of duty' is to be.

As I've posted on another thread***, if we can get at least another couple of people, we'll only have to do it once per month. So, come on people - pull your weight! :teacher:

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 09:27 PM

on another "niggle"... I was about to go into Chat to hang about and see if I could have a moan to someone, and it's not there... or I might just be being dim and not seeing it. :withstupid:

Is Chat still about? And if so - where?

I need to moan for the sake of sanity. :)

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 09:33 PM

on another "niggle"... I was about to go into Chat to hang about and see if I could have a moan to someone, and it's not there... or I might just be being dim and not seeing it. :withstupid:

Is Chat still about? And if so - where?

I need to moan for the sake of sanity. :)

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#21 Rachel Jones

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 09:45 PM

WAARGH!!! :shrug:

Uh oh... I feel a change coming on...

Yibble, yibble, wabba, wabba, wabba... :P

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 04:39 AM

Gosh! Chief administrator for the calendar [bowing deeply from waist]... Congratulations, Doug... Seriously, thank you for taking this on as busy as you are with all that bottlewashing and so on. I do find the calendar useful. I'm afraid I can't offer to help since I'm rather cut off from the necessary information sources over here. However, in recompense, I am prepared to offer a totally free Spanish meal to any calendar writers who happen to be passing through Madrid...
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Posted 20 September 2005 - 06:16 AM

However, in recompense, I am prepared to offer a totally free Spanish meal to any calendar writers who happen to be passing through Madrid...

Ahh... be careful what you say in these days of cheap flights... ;)

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 12:23 PM

..... I'm afraid I can't offer to help since I'm rather cut off from the necessary information sources over here. .....


Ermmm .... can't you access the websites I linked to in this message Mike? They are what Lesley Ann and I used to use to glean all the necessary info. for the Calendar.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 12:33 PM

Checked the sites. Great! Yes, I can do it. Sign me up, Doug. The free meal offer still stands, though...
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Posted 20 September 2005 - 02:20 PM

Right then, we need one more person and then I'll draw up a rota. It's a bit of a select club, so be quick! ;)

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 02:47 PM

I'm not wriggling out... I'll do it, but you'll all have to understand that I don't teach in England and have no idea whatever what you all study over there, so I might miss something you trhink absolutely vital to your course... I had a look at the schedules, and we'll have to be a bit selective. On some days, there asre 7 or 8 programs that might interest someone, somewhere...
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Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:37 PM

If Doug doesn't mind me butting in here .....

The Calendar can cope with multiple entries for each day so from that point of view things aren't a problem and you don't need to worry about listing things on at the same time because people have their own preferences/priorities. Some can, others can't, access satellite programmes but you need to cater for both so BBC3 &4 as well as 1&2.

As for what to choose ..... this will have to be the ' selection' of the person on duty. However when LA and I did it before we focused on the following:
  • All BBC channels
  • Channel 4 (rarely does ITV have anything useful)
  • History Channel - you do need to be a bit selective here
  • UK History - as above
  • BBC Schools TV (though most of those are done in overnight 'blocks' and you need to use the BBC Schools site for that)
If the spirit moved me and I had time I'd look at the Biography Channel too.

We'd look for anything on:
  • Romans
  • Normans/Middle Ages
  • Tudors
  • Stuarts - especially the Civil War
  • Industrial Revolution & related social topics
  • French Revolution
  • Women's Suffrage
  • First World War
  • Holocaust
  • Second World War - but not all those specialised weapons type progs on the History Channel
Anything related to GCSE syllabi:
  • Modern World History topics (eg Russian Revolution/Lenin/Stalin/World Wars/Cold War/Weimar and Nazi Germany - but be a bit careful here cos lots on History Channel that's not all that relevant/Vietman War/Great Depression
  • Medicine Topics - right across time
  • Crime and Punishment topics incl Jack the Ripper
  • USA Civil Rights topics
A Level topics (that may well be covered in all the above) but watch out for the questions people ask on the Forum, so .... eg:
  • French Revolution and Napoleon
I'm sure I've left things out so may be others can add to this list.

Keep an eye out for new series (eg upcoming one on Elizabeth I on Channel 4) and also for 'quirky' things not obvious such as 'The Worst Jobs in History'- which we would often flag up in the Curriculum Resources section of the main Forum too.

I do have to say that having one person each week doing all of that could be a bit of a burden, though I suppose if the job only comes round once a month it's not so bad. Lesley Ann and I split the Channels between us, so it might be a good idea to have two people each week? We used to enter the (copied and pasted) description of the programme as well as the Channel, date and time. You'll find that eg on UK History and The History Channel the same programmes are repeated either on the same day or in the same week - in which case we'd just choose the one that seemed a 'sensible' time and/or day.

In the end though, I guess people will just be grateful for what 'the Team' are able to find the time to do. :teacher:

#29 DAJ Belshaw

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:43 PM

Thanks for that Carole. It would seem that because I'm not an Administrator anything I add is placed in a moderation queue. This is rather infuriating, especially when I realise that I've accidentally put a programme on the wrong day... :crazy:

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#30 Carole Faithorn

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:46 PM

I think this must be a 'quirk' connected with the recent upgrade. It never used to be the case - any member could have added to the Calendar if they wished.

I suggest you send a PM to Andrew pointing this out; only he has the necessary rights to alter that sort of thing.




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