Technology Planning Meetings

stop-signDuring the past month, we’ve had several rounds of technology planning meetings – each focusing on how we can provide more resources directly into the hands of students.  Although our school district has no current plan to provide a device for all students (known as 1:1), we are looking at how we can make changes to our current expenditures to provide more resources directly to students.
 
Much of the discussion was about the elimination or changing of existing resources –  hence, the picture of the stop sign, a we are talking about what things we can stop doing in order to afford desired changes.  Among the discussions:  elimination of Microsoft SharePoint, moving from Microsoft Exchange to Google for email, and moving to on-line storage through Google Drive. 
 
The feedback from the meetings is being reviewed now and within the next week we’ll be publishing the list of upcoming changes for technology services.

Last call for the new staff laptops!

laptopDo you have the older model staff laptop?

For those of you who have the old laptop, those days are numbered for your HP Probook 6455b!

If you are one of the remaining staff members out there who has the previous version of the teacher laptop, you need to know that by January 15, you will be required to turn in your old laptop (even if you don’t have a new one).

If you want to exchange your old laptop for a new one, you have one opportunity left.

(BTW – If you’re done with the old laptop, don’t want the new one and you just want to turn the old one in, please submit a Help Desk ticket to have it picked up.)

I never had a laptop, now what?
If you don’t have a laptop and want one, you have one opportunity left to receive one.

 

Here’s the next opportunity:

Saturday, December 13

9:00 a.m. start time

Learning Resource Center, Computer Lab

 

To sign up, just fill out the following Google form at http://goo.gl/forms/l4q7k47lv5.

Don’t delay . . . sign-up today!