TECHNOLOGY PLANNING WORKSHEET
LIST OF ITEMS DISCUSSED/PLANNED FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR
CURRICULUM AND SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
All Staff 6 hours tech training prior to 10-11 school year to be developed by McNamara and Boyle
Calculator Workshop – one staff member
Ongoing teacher work time for tech topics
DVD/VCR combos for 6 classrooms
2 wireless access points
Docking Station and big screen for 1 staff member
12 desktop computers for K through 6 classrooms – likely a combination of 1PC and 2 to 4 thin client workstations per classroom.
12 Mini notebooks for grades 7-12 use in classrooms to access network via VPN…maybe more by second semester.
1 digital video camera
Updated licenses as needed.
Upgrade to Windows 7 operating system and Office 2010 Applications package on all existing desktops and laptops
VPN is essential – allows virtual access to network
Personal Finance Software
Use Gen-Net and PowerSpeak for online coursework
Firefox for office computers
Ensure working version of Adobe
Ensure PolyCam is operational
Modify contract with Frontier Computer Corp. for
Teacher Dan Martell – one hour per day for tech support
Char-Em ISD tech person to provide more support for PowerSchool student recordkeeping software and SDS financial software applications – have onsite twice per month for other tech maintenance issues.
Monthly conference call between all parties plus superintendent
COMMUNICATIONS AND DATA
Figure out best way to use existing products (Schoolwires, PowerSchool, SharePoint) to provide up to date information and data to all constituent groups: teachers, parents, students, board, community, press.
Items in this plan discussed at June 24, and July 7, 2010 Tech Planning Meetings