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                 Did you know...                                                                                                                           If you decide to opt for the in-school Moodle solution, it is possible to use your Devolved
                 Moodle is translated into 75 different languages                                                                                          Formula Capital (DFC) to purchase Moodle for your school




Contents                                                                                                                                    What is SchoolAnywhere?

                                                                                                                                            Founded in 005, SchoolAnywhere works with over
                                                                                                                                            00 schools in the UK, providing hosting, training,
What is SchoolAnywhere? ............................................................................................3                       branding, support and content for over 80,000
                                                                                                                                            Moodle users.
What is Moodle?              ...........................................................................................................4
                                                                                                                                            We help schools to:
Moodle Services              ...........................................................................................................5
In-school Moodle ...........................................................................................................6               -Raise standards in teaching and learning
                                                                                                                                            -Offer up-to-the minute information for pupils
Moodle & SIMS Integration ..........................................................................................7                       -Extend learning beyond the classroom
                                                                                                                                            -Engage parents in their child’s education
Case study - King Edward VI Grammar School, Lincolnshire ....................................8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Realtime reporting
Case study - Perins School, Hampshire ........................................................................9                             We will work with your school to develop an entirely
                                                                                                                                            personal service and solution for you, ensuring you
Case study - Mount Grace School, Hertfordshire .....................................................10                                      receive unbeatable value for money.
Case study - Lent Rise, Buckinghamshire .................................................................11




                                                                                                                                                Reliable hosting                                                              Friendly technical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   support



                                                                                                                                                                                        The Complete
                                                                                                                                              Creative branding                         Moodle Package                           Export training




                                                                                                                                                                    Practical course                              High quality
                                                                                                                                                                  & user management                                content

                                                                                       www.schoolanywhere.co.uk                                      www.schoolanywhere.co.uk                                                                            
                Did you know...                                                                                                       Did you know...
                Moodle is the most popular VLE for UK secondary schools                                                               Moodle is widely used by businesses, primary schools, secondary schools and universities




What is Moodle?                                                                                                        Moodle Services


                                                                                                                       We can offer the following services to schools:
                 emerged in 1999 from the Australian
higher education community. Moodle is an open
                                                             The government’s target is that all pupils will
source virtual learning environment (VLE), also known                                                                  Branding
as a course management system (CMS). Moodle is
                                                             be able to access a personalised online
                                                                                                                       We design your Moodle with your school colours and logo so that your learning platform is instantly
designed to support social and collaborative learning.       workspace, capable of supporting an                       recognisable to pupils and teachers. Our designers also ensure that your Moodle learning platform is user
Moodle comes with an impressive array of features            e-portfolio, by 010.                                     and child - friendly.
and is highly configurable and extensible.
                                                                                                                       Hosting
Why Choose Moodle?                                                                                                     Our servers are backed up, secure and stable which guarantees that there is no downtime for your Moodle
                                                                                                                       site. This means it can be used  hours a day, 65 days a year.
- Cost effective - Moodle is open source and runs
  on robust, freely-available open source technologies.                                                                Support
 This means that a school which uses Moodle can                                                                        We offer technical support over the phone and via email so that your users and administrators can
  spend more money on content for their VLE and                                                                        successfully maintain the smooth running of your Moodle learning platform.
  training
                                                                                                                       Training
- No vendor lock in unlike commercial learning                                                                         All our training sessions are designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to optimise Moodle for
  platforms                                                                                                            your school. Our training sessions are delivered in two different formats:

- Built for learning and teaching - Moodle is developed                                                                             • On site, hands-on, group teacher training sessions
  by people in the education sector who have direct                                                                                 • One to one remote training sessions
  experience and an understanding of how to apply
  technology to learning and teaching
                                                                                                                       Course Layout Management
                                                                                                                       We work alongside your teaching staff to structure your Moodle according to your needs. We can also add
- Accessible - Moodle have a huge commitment to
                                                                                                                       other interesting elements to your Moodle site such as BBC Newsround RSS feeds, Google search boxes,
  accessibility and have outlined accessibility as a
                                                                                                                       Wikipedia and Clocks.
  priority within their developer guidelines
                                                                                                                       Content
- Extensible - Moodle is the market leader in providing
                                                                                                                       As standard our primary school Moodles come with a number of subject driven PowerPoints to aid in a
  a huge library of quality rd party extensions which
                                                                                                                       teacher’s delivery of the curriculum. All of these curriculum PowerPoints can be downloaded easily and used
  can then be implemented for free, allowing Moodle
                                                                                                                       as a resource in the classroom. We also have strong partnerships with a number of high quality e-learning
  to meet the unique requirements of each educational
                                                                                                                       resource providers, allowing us to offer you a large selection of e-learning titles for your Moodle.
  establishment
                                                                                                                       We also offer you the opportunity to combine any of the e-learning content we sell to create custom,
- Ease of use - Moodle is easy to use and has a proven
                                                       Here is a screenshot of a typical primary school Moodle         discounted e-learning bundles for your school.
  track record of effective use from KS through to
                                                       learning platform. The Moodle is branded with the school
  KS5 and beyond
                                                          colours and logo to clearly mark the school’s ownership of
                                                          the Moodle.
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               Did you know...                                                                        Did you know...
               Moodle is used in 06 different countries                                              Moodle can now be integrated with SIMS, allowing online parental reporting




In-School Moodle                                                                      Moodle & SIMS integration

We have two different Moodle solutions available; the                                 “Online reporting means parents have secure online     Moodle and SIMS integration provides a solution to
‘hosted’ and the ‘in-school’ Moodle. The hosted                                       access to information on their child’s progress,       these targets. By having your Moodle VLE and SIMS
Moodle is the entry-level option and involves                                         achievement, attendance, behaviour and special         integrated you can allow:
SchoolAnywhere managing the hosting of your                                           educational needs, when and where they please.This
school’s Moodle.                                                                      means an improvement to the way you communicate        • Parents to view useful information on their
                                                                                      with parents.”                                           children such as attendance data
The in-School Moodle allows your VLE (Virtual                                                                                                • Teachers to take advantage of SIMS data in the
Learning Environment) to be hosted on a dedicated                                     Definition of “online reporting” by Becta                classroom and at home
server at your school.                                                                                                                       • Students to see a selection of relevant SIMS data
                                                                                      What targets have Becta defined?                         within the VLE
From our experience the in-school Moodle has been
shown to give a number of notable advantages,                                         • Secondary schools will provide parents with online
significantly:                                                                          reports by September 010
                                                                                      • Primary schools will provide parents with online
• Lower costs for ongoing web hosting and                                               reports by September 01
  subscriptions

• Pages generally load - times quicker

• Reduced load on your internet connection

• Should your internet connection fail, Moodle will
  still be accessible

• Moodle integrates with internal services,
  such as Active Directory for single sign on

• The entire system is backed up and remotely
  managed by experts

You can use your Devolved Capital to pay for your
In-School Moodle as it is a valuable school hardware
asset.




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                 Did you know...                                                                                           Did you know...
                 Moodle is more actively developed than any other virtual learning environment available                   Moodle has a large collection of installations, currently totalling somewhere between 1.5 and
                                                                                                                            million unique modules




Case Study - King Edward VI Grammar School, Lincolnshire                                                   Case Study - Perins School A Community Sports College, Hampshire


King Edward VI Grammar School had set long term                                                            Perins School in Hampshire initially chose Moodle as       SchoolAnywhere have provided Perins with training,
goals in mind when they decided Moodle was the                                                             their school’s virtual learning environment after seeing   course management, user management, branding, an
most suitable learning platform for their school.                                                          it in action at an ICT conference. They had considered     in-school server and technical support for their
They wanted their Moodle to be fully resourced,                                                            other learning platforms before making their decision,     Moodle. The school have developed their Moodle into
reviewed regularly, to contain effective links between                                                     but the flexibility Moodle offered coupled with the        an excellent example of a content rich learning
assessment material and extension/support work and                                                         intuitive usability and the fact that the application is   environment for their pupils.
effectively used for access to Wikis and glossaries.                                                       open source, sealed the deal.
They are now well on their way to achieving all their
goals with the help of Moodle.                                                                             Users logging onto Perins School Moodle can instantly         “The Moodle site looks fantastic and really very
                                                                                                           view subject resources, the latest news feeds from the         professional.We have had lots of very positive
When their Moodle was first delivered they also                                                            BBC, and have access to their personal learning plans          comments from staff, parents and kids.
decided to get the maximum amount of support                                                               and e-portfolios. Students, staff and parents all have        This is exactly the sort of support that we have
available, tapering this off as their expertise grew.                                                      access to the learning platform and are often surveyed        hoped for from WebAnywhere and I am glad
                                                                                                           on its content, layout and ease of navigation.                it has come at such a crucial time.”
This high level of support has enabled them to
become skilled at populating their Moodle. They                                                            Perins chose to opt for a dedicated server to host            Gideon Williams
have now added lesson plans, homework, web links,                                                          their Moodle. This ensures that their Moodle can              Director of e-learning
worksheets, audio visual and admin resources to their                                                      support regular access by users numbering in the              Perins School – A Community Sports College
Moodle.                                                                                                    thousands, and the choice of 800GB of storage
                                                                                                           adequately meets the needs of large secondary
King Edward VI Grammar School wished to host their                                                         schools and colleges, allowing them to host large
own Moodle so if the internet connection was slow                                                          amounts of curricular content on their Moodle.
or non-existent they could still have access to their
virtual learning environment.                                                                              One of the features of Moodle is the assignment
                                                                                                           module, which allows students to upload work to the
This was achieved with the in-school Moodle solution,                                                      server. Staff are then able to mark their work, grade it
where their Moodle was hosted on a dedicated server                                                        and make relevant comments. Work can be returned
on their premises.                                                                                         to students to make changes and resubmit. Grades are
                                                                                                           then stored in a student’s own ‘mark-book’.
                                                                                                           Another Moodle feature is ‘self-marking’ quizzes
                                                                                                           which are used as revision activities and again scores
                                   In-School Server                                                        can be retained in the students’ mark-books.

This arrangement has a number of significant advantages for schools including lower                        These are designed using a number of quiz creators,
ongoing hosting/subscription costs, faster page loading and internal integration possibilities.            many of them open-source. The Moodle community
                                                                                                           which totals over 0 million different users, makes
This latter advantage also means that schools can get an active directory so only one sign                 Moodle the most actively developed learning platform
on is required for all integrated applications.                                                            available.


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                Did you know...                                                                                                Did you know...
                Different schools’ Moodles can be connected together through Moodle networking, allowing                       Moodle is enjoyed by over  million users
                the schools to share their resources and double the amount of learning material their pupils
                can access




Case Study - Mount Grace School, Hertfordshire                                                                 Case Study - Lent Rise School, Buckinghamshire


At Mount Grace School there are in excess of one                                                               Lent Rise School has been a WebAnywhere customer
thousand registered Moodle users amongst the staff                                                             for the last  years. The school is at the cutting edge
and students.                                                                                                                                                               “WebAnywhere Moodle platform is a versatile and flexible
                                                                                                               of ICT, with pupils using their ICT skills in all areas of
                                                                                                                                                                            way of providing home access to pupil, parents and the
                                                                                                               their work. ICT has even been used to establish links
They have uploaded a large amount of third-party                                                                                                                            school community.
                                                                                                               with schools across Europe, Africa and Asia,
curricular content to their Moodle, which allows                                                               contributing to the pupils’ cultural awareness.
students across Key Stages  and 5 to access this                                                                                                                           WebAnywhere are approachable and take into
content both at home and in school.                                                                                                                                         consideration the needs of the individual school when
                                                                                                               Lent Rise’s Moodle (Lent Rise Learning World) is
                                                                                                                                                                            planned and setting up Moodle systems.
                                                                                                               widely used by pupils, teachers, parents and governors.
Through Moodle networking, Mount Grace have                                                                    Parents can raise concerns via the VLE and support
connected their Moodle to that of another local                                                                                                                             Pupils, parents and Governors all find Lent Rise Learning
                                                                                                               their child’s learning through regularly checking their
school, Hertswood. The two schools are thus able                                                                                                                            World a valuable online resource.”
                                                                                                               child’s targets. Community cohesion is an integral and
to share online materials and resources, effectively                                                           fundamental part of the school’s vision, when Lent
doubling the usefulness of their virtual learning                                                                                                                           Mrs J Watson
                                                                                                               Rise came to choose the school’s VLE it was
platforms.                                                                                                                                                                  Assistant Head
                                                                                                               imperative it provided the necessary tools to enable
                                                                                                                                                                            Lent Rise School
                                                                                                               parental engagement.
Having online resources across subjects gives students
something to refer to when completing homework                                                                 Lent Rise is now determined to ensure these tools
assignments or writing coursework.                                                                             are used, once a place has been allocated to a pupil, all
                                                                                                               parents meet the headteacher before their child starts
Students can also leave feedback for staff- perhaps to                                                         school to discuss how the school and home can work
request the type of content they’d like to see added                                                           together to support learning.
or to suggest ways in which the Moodle experience
could be improved.                                                                                             During this meeting, parents are shown how the
                                                                                                               school uses ICT and how it can be used within the
Teachers can use the Moodle to set homework                                                                    home or after school to support pupil and family
tasks which can then be completed by the students,                                                             learning. When the school first started to use
allowing the teacher to review at a glance all the work                                                        Moodle only 0% of parents had broadband access to
completed online.                                                                                              the internet at home. Now, only 6% do not.

Staff from Mount Grace school received in-                                                                     Recently Lent Rise School has decided to opt for
school training on using Moodle from one of                                                                    Moodle and SIMS integration to enhance their VLE.
SchoolAnywhere’s expert trainers.                                                                              Integrating the two systems together will enable Lent
                                                                                                               Rise to present parents with up-to-date attendance
Two of their staff also joined up with a member of                                                             data on their children and will significantly reduce the
staff from Hertswood to visit our offices for an                                                               administrative duties of the staff.
in-depth day’s training on the administration of
Moodle.


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