With over 90 schools using DayMap Australia-wide we have initiated the DayMap Quality Improvement Community, a forum for schools to meet and share their experience using DayMap.
Through the DayMap Quality Improvement Community we seek to understand:
What is going well
What needs improving and how?
Users’ ideas, comments and questions
We aim to provide a forum for educational professionals to:
Identify and benefit from good practice
Identify shared PD opportunities
Make suggestions for improvement
Co-constructed with Educators
Recent Examples of DayMap development based on feedback:
Student Notes View
Reminders and Alerts
Linking of Class Notes and Homework
End of Term Reports
Electronic Student Diary
Stay tuned for a DayMap Quality Improvement Community Event in your area or attend one of the many meetings being organized by clusters of schools.
Daymap has been nominated as a preferred supplier of attendance software for the Yarra Valley eLearning Community, a cluster-based e-rich learning and teaching environment. Daymap will integrate with Studywiz, the secure online virtual learning environment which was chosen by the YVeLC.
Mooroolbark College, the first school in this cluster to adopt Daymap, has had a smooth and successful implementation and have commented on the positive effect Daymap’s use has had on the uptake of their digital learning environment.
We are busy installing at quite a few new schools for the start of 2006 and have expanded our library of import packages for timetable systems, we now have imports for Timetabler,Â First Class, Timechart, Synergy and CASES 21.
Lauriston Girls School are installing Daymap as a component of the Microsoft Learning Gateway and on top of that are moving to Tablet PCs. A lot for the school to digest but once they do I think the combination of Daymap, Sharepoint and Tablet PCs will be aÂ powerful tool for them.
We recently installed Daymap at Ballarat High School and Mt Eliza Secondary College, these are our first two schools using the Timechart timetabling package so the installs required a bit of tweaking to get the text based import configured and automated. They are now both in and running Daymap. Ballarat very enthusiastically with the Year 12 studentsÂ requesting forÂ the class notes and assessments to be used across the school within a few weeks of installing it.
We attended Computelec’s ELH Conference at Lorne where Wendy Keen from Dromana Secondary College gave a great presentation on using Daymap at Dromana, highlighting how well the teachers had taken it up and the benefits of providing parents access to Daymap