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k-Anonymity and database encryption

In ADAM, we have a parent portal which allows parents to see some of the academic information we store about their children. This information needs to be secure but allow untrained individuals easy access to their portal. We want to have minimal interaction with the school to lower their support burden. The task is made […]

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Using Google Docs as a Web Publishing Platform

When a system becomes complex enough, documentation is unavoidable. I used to believe that our product was simple enough for anyone to understand, but with continued development comes complexity. To start with, I created a MS Word document that would serve as the manual, but this suffered problems of compatibility and even saving in PDF […]

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Are you a teacher registered on the SACE CPTD website?

UPDATE: The SACE website has undergone some changes which include having the site under HTTPS. There is no indication that the password and username situation on the site has improved. Please use a random password generated by a password manager. Yesterday, I logged in to the South African Council of Educators (SACE) Continuous Professional Training […]

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Distance Learning in the Classroom

I went Matric marking earlier this month and used the time to speak to some very forward thinking teachers.¬†One such discussion linked closely with the idea of a “cyber school” day that we began talking about at Beaulieu College. The idea was that¬†teachers would post work online for pupils who would stay home to complete […]

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An Ode to Google Drive

The last two weeks have been quite an interesting two weeks in the world of Google Apps for Education with the release of their newest product, Google Classroom. That there is a very tight integration with Google Drive that I love. And so, in spite of Classroom being the flavour of the month, it is […]