TECH TALK

December 11, 2015

UPCOMING DATES

12/1 - MAP Winter test begins, test window closes 3/4

12/17 - IT Holiday Lunch @ Hamburger Factory, 12:30 p.m.

12/18 - IT Holiday Party, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

12/21/15-01/01/16 Winter Recess

01/15 - Pro Grow; Non-student day

1/16-1/17 Server update

01/18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Non student day

PUSD APP RELEASED IN APP STORES TODAY

The PUSD app was released in the iTunes and Google play store today. Search for Poway Unified Schools District. Please download it and try it out. The logo is currently the PUSD Foundation logo but it will change the PUSD logo in the next few days,

SERVER UPDATE - ACCESS TO SYNERGY

As you know, on January 16 and 17 we will be updating the servers. That is the weekend that several high schools will be finalizing grades. Synergy will not be impacted. Therefore, there should be no interruption in posting grades.

TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING PLAN

As we have shared previously, LSS and I are implementing a significant revision to our technology planning and technology goals. We will be embedding the results of this work in our district Local Control Accountability Plan and budget proposals this spring.


A Technology and Learning Steering Committee will oversee the process of developing the new plan. This committee will consist of PSEA, SEIU, APSM, and PFT staff, as well as parents, students, and community members. This committee will meet monthly to guide the process for completing the plan.


We will be reaching out to each Association in the near future.

CLOUD BASED VIDEO TOOLS

We are looking into piloting WeVideo, a cloud based collaborative video creation toll that can be used on Chromebooks. We will keep you posted on potential next steps.

WAN and LAN UPGRADE

Dawn and Rich presented a proposal to upgrade the WAN and LAN to Malliga, The goal is to upgrade both over the summer. We will be presenting a more detailed plan in the near future. Stay tuned for more details.

EDIVATE FORMALLY KNOWN AS PD360

Edivate, formally known as PD 360, is an online video professional development site LSS is using to provide professional development to teachers and administrators. Edivate is sending out username and passwords to teachers and administrators. We just wanted you to be aware of these emails.


Personalized for Teachers
Edivate is designed around the needs of every teacher to help them be more effective

For professional learning to be truly effective, it needs to meet a teacher’s daily needs—and that’s exactly what Edivate does. It offers a personalized experience for every teacher; it delivers thousands of the best resources that can be tailored to your teachers’ interests and needs; and it’s easy to use.