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Technology Update May 8, 2014

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Kristin Smetana

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Transcript of Technology Update May 8, 2014

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE!
Chromebooks
1:1 Pilot
Schoology
Website/Social Media
Presenters:
Mike Connors & Kristin Smetana

Students will have access to Chromebooks in class only
Next year, each certified staff member will have one to achieve the following:
New website went live on June 11
Technology Team
Training was provided on May 28 and additional training will take place before school begins
Access for:

Students
Parents
Teachers
Case Managers
Academic Support
Teachers
A centralized location for students to access information for all of their courses and to organize their assignments and coursework.

Text message
services to contact
students and parents
Teachers
Students
Parents
Reminders
Due Dates
News & Events
38 staff members participated
Activities/PD:

4 1:1 site visits
ICE Conference
Joint Institute Day
Jan. Institute Day
Tech Forum

Piloted two learning management systems
Used Google Apps, Chromebooks, and other Web 2.0 tools
Use it to update grades and plan lessons
Learn how to use the machine that students will recieve when going 1:1.
Increase collaboration and efficiency by having a device in meetings
4 courses were selected in which all teachers agreed to pilot the Chromebooks in their classes
Honors Biology
Economics
AP Statistics
Consumer
Economics
Instructional Technology Coordinator will support these teachers in utilizing the Chromebooks to enhance instructional methods
Design by Dave Fischer &
Gary Pokes
Teachers
Students
Facebook page went live on June 12th


A summary of what has been done THIS year
and where we are headed for NEXT year

Designed and managed by Gary Prokes
Teachers
students

Create Google account and use related "apps" for a variety of purposes
rbhs.schoology.com
Features include:

calendar
turn-in assignments discussion forum
polls
sharing course materials
assessments
Department Chairs and Building Administration all used Chromebooks this year too.
13-14
13-14
14-15
14-15
Upgraded wireless
access points to support more devices atfasterspeeds
14-15
Upgraded Internet Bandwidth to 150Mbs for faster Internet speed and to accommodate more devices
Implemented Internet Bandwidth backup system to prevent Internet outages
14-15
14-15
Addadditional ports to network switched to support additional access points
Add additional
access points to accommodate more wireless devices
Infrastructure
Reconfigured wireless network to better accomodate internally and externally owned devices
Infrastructure
Upgrade Internet Bandwidth to 200Mbs
Will lead Schoology Trainings during the summer and school year.
Google Apps, Web 2.0 and Chromebook integration support
Upgrade Firewall to accommodate Bandwidth Upgrade
1:1 Research
and Development
Organize and provide professional development for staff
14-15
Instructional Technology Coordinator
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