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1  Technology Department Year in Review

2 Tonight’s Topics  Infrastructure  Hardware and Software  Budget and Purchasing  Training and Certification  Information Services

3 Tonight’s Topics  Infrastructure  Hardware and Software  Budget and Purchasing  Training and Certification  Information Services

4 Infrastructure  Move to VoIP phones (2 nd year) continues to be a success  flexibility when staff change or move  no longer reliant on vendor support  Wireless capacity increase at the middle school for use with college and career ready software, exploring more robust AP’s  Flex space wired and wireless, audio, video: used for multiple staff and student purposes including the latest Skype with an author  Buckley Way building set up as a temporary location for Early Childhood, somewhat of a struggle as it uses a different Internet/network access from outside resource

5 Infrastructure   Move Extreme wireless AP’s to elementary to provide capacity  Add more robust wireless AP’s to secondary to provide capacity  Continue migration

6 Tonight’s Topics  Infrastructure  Hardware and Software  Budget and Purchasing  Training and Certification  Information Services

7 Hardware & Software  The district continues on its replacement cycle. This year we replaced most secondary labs and have repurposed those iMacs to the elementary labs.  Most productivity applications are licensed for maintenance upgrades which will allow for more flexible upgrade timing.  Network migration and lab installs were slowed due to AIR not allowing testing on the new version of Apple OS X.

8 Hardware and Software  AIR reversed decision end of January and we were able to put out the new labs and begin migration tasks  Grade 5 at Pine Bend & MS social studies piloting digital curriculum with classroom sets of tablets.  Moving to the web-based version of MAP which allows for testing on tablets – will reduce some of the load on labs.

9 Hardware Inventory SMARTDocumentStaffStudentStaffStudentStaffStudent ProjectorsBoardsCamerasDesktops Laptops iPads Hilltop Pine Bend Salem Hills IGHMS Simley Comm Ed DO Total

10 Hardware Inventory – Student Only Student TotalStudentStudent/Device DesktopsLaptopsiPadsDevicesPopulationRatio Hilltop to 1 Pine Bend to 1 Salem Hills to 1 IGHMS to 1 Simley to 1 Comm Ed 70 DO 190 Total to 1

11 Hardware and Software   Replace staff workstations at secondary levels  Repurpose staff workstations for other needs, staff and student  Add technology to new Salem Hills Media Center  Add technology to new Early Learning Center at Hilltop

12 Tonight’s Topics  Infrastructure  Hardware and Software  Budget and Purchasing  Training and Certification  Information Services

13 Budget and Purchasing  E-rate continues to reimburse connectivity costs for voice and Internet at a rate of about 57% - $47,613 for  Equity Aid from the state continues to reimburse a portion of the remaining costs.  We have found alternate fiber connectivity for Internet as our lease with Comcast is up in Since Comcast franchise agreements are in question, this would have been a necessity.

14 Areas of Concentration  Infrastructure  Hardware and Software  Budget and Purchasing  Training and Certification  Information Services

15 Training and Certification  Staff continue to be trained on new features of network enterprise management software including FileWave, Microsoft and Extreme.  Asst. workstation technician added one certification in spring.  Lead and asst. workstation technicians each expect to add one certification this year.

16 Tonight’s Topics  Infrastructure  Hardware and Software  Budget and Purchasing  Training and Certification  Information Services

17 Information Services  Continue to add additional data to iCue Tests and Assessments and make available to classroom teachers  Reading levels at elementary grades  OLPA math scores, MCA preliminary scores  Adding MAP scores continually instead of waiting for window to close  Populated Naviance with current students, alumni and ACT, Plan and Explore scores

18 Upcoming  Recruiting volunteers to evaluated Learning Management Systems (LMS) including Moodle, Schoology and others.  Subgroup of a larger group forming as an advisory group for:  Create the next 3-year Tech Plan (not due until next year)  Create a strategic tech plan  Review and choose a learning management  Create a digital learning plan  Review district tech policies to keep current

19 Questions on Any of the Areas?  Infrastructure  Hardware and Software  Budget and Purchasing  Training and Certification  Information Services


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