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1 Portland Public Schools Student Information System and Other Technology Tools for Learning

2 Infinite Campus New Student Information System (SIS)‏ Transition from PowerSchool Affects every user in our district New navigational interface New methods for enrollment, attendance New Gradebook and Standards entry for teachers New interface and reports for student data

3 Infinite Campus Why? State-recommended system License fees and maintenance payed by the state Central Database and linked to the State State reporting Data tracking Incorporates changes in State data requirements

4 Infinite Campus Benefits Data Warehouse Tableau: data-analysis tool to improve instruction Improved Data Collection and Accuracy $$$ Longitudinal Data One System: many modules incorporated

5 Infinite Campus Benefits Alert System Improved Security Ad-hoc Reporting Tool Server Updates Performed by State Single Sign on for Parents and Teachers

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7 Infinite Campus Challenges Data Conversion – 30,000 manual edits for one school Training, Training, Training Requires New Policies and Processes: Student Registrations, Enrollment Forms, HR Processing Tie in to all PPS Systems Security Readiness Replacement for Existing Reports: transcripts, report cards, attendance, etc. Standards and Grading Require Work-Arounds

8 Infinite Campus Resources Portland Resource site: Transition Updates Introductory Videos Student Information Tour Parent Portal Peek

9 Online Classrooms Teacher/Staff Websites New District and School Websites In-house Google Apps High School Netbooks Middle School MLTI MacBooks PPS Technology Tools Video Conferencing Many Software Titles

10 Online Classrooms (Powered by Moodle)‏ Dynamic Digital Online Classrooms Year One Implementation Results in ~ 3000 Users New server memory upgraded because of heavy usage Digital Submission and Completely Online Saves on Printing Costs Instant Teacher Feedback to Students Online Student Access to Teacher- Provided Resources Documents, Rubrics, Websites, Pictures, Video

11 Online Classrooms (Powered by Moodle)‏ Number of “hits”by day May and June, 2010

12 Staff Websites Year Three of Staff Websites (blogs)‏ Public Access to Classroom Activity Used by Teachers, Students, Administrators, C.O. 1,885 sites and 1,808 users signed on since inception

13 New District Website

14 In-House Google Apps Portland Schools version of Google Apps Allows For Web-based Collaboration on Documents Facilitates Communication for Projects Tools for Creative Expression Uses District Security Protocols Advertisement Free

15 For More Information... See the Instructional Technology section of our new website by clicking on “Departments” then “Instructional Technology”


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