Smithville ISD Technology

A review of Technology in SISD

SISD Technology Team

The technology team supports over 250 employees, 2,000 devices, infrastructure, and technology projects annually.
  • Denis McGinness: Network Technician
  • Belinda Waters: Computer Technician
  • Ana Murray: District Information Officer

Network Infrastructure, Support, and Projects

Network Infrastructure: connectivity, data back-up, firewalls, filtering

Tech Support: configuration, installation, hardware, software, telephones, copiers, TELPAS, STAAR, livestreaming

Projects: infrastructure upgrade, security cameras, eRate: WiFi & Apple TV wiring, Photo ID badges

Instructional Support, Communications, and Projects

Instructional Support: apps, distance learning, interactive learning, software, JH coding club

Communications: District website, Facebook, Twitter, Phone App, BlackBoard Connect5

Projects: Hardware replacement, Booster Club purchases, SEF purchases, livestreaming

Professional Development: iPads, required trainings, GAFE, TxEIS, Eduphoria, etc.

Hardware by the numbers:

800+ desktops, 31 interactive whiteboards, 91 document cameras, 135 Apple TV's, 135 overhead projectors, 306 Apple iPads, 90 laptops, 80 Samsung tablets, 40 Chromebooks, 4 Kindles, 18 copiers, 225 telephones, printers, etc.