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This newsletter contains information about the technology operations at ARC. Read at your leisure and enjoy.
(The ARC Media Center Handbook can be found on the ARC Media Center Webpage.)
Your feedback is always welcome.
Equipment and Technology Maintenance
- (Large) equipment is checked out through the media center annually. These items include your Promethean board, projector, computer(s), Activslate, and Activotes.
- Other equipment can be checked out on an as needed basis:
digital camera, video camera, flip camera, voice recorder, dvd player, vcr, netbook, laptop
Every teacher should have at least 2 computers in their classroom. One designated for the teacher and one for the student. If you have trouble with any equipment in your classroom complete the ARC Technical Assistance form. This form can be found on the ARC Media Center Website and also on the ARC Webpage under Teacher Resources. Please do not email your issue to Ms. West. Emails get lost, the ARC Technical Request form compiles everything I need to know to help you.
BYOT - Bring Your Own Technology
Students should connect to the BYOT network - there is no password.
Teachers may connect to RCSSAir - the username and password is the same as your email username and password. This allows teachers to access the county's Intranet thereby accessing their Outlook email.
**Students are responsible for his/her own technology. Teachers should not try to repair student equipment.
A BYOT station is available to students in the media center in order to use/charge their device (No Cell Phones).
1. Monitor students closely. All should be working on educational sites.
2. No food or drinks in the labs.
3. If you teach the last class of the day, please power off all computers.
4. Make sure the lab is locked when you leave the room.
207 and 307 are Math labs. The media center computer lab is available. You can sign up for lab space up to 2 weeks in advance.
A clipboard has been provided for the teacher of each class to initial when they have verified everything is in place prior to leaving the lab.
Netbook Carts - Laptop Carts
1. The cart must be checked out through the room the cart is housed in (the lock code is 0910. This is NOT TO BE SHARED WITH STUDENTS)
2. Check out is by class period and the cart must be returned to its location.
Online Databases and Online Software Available at ARC
My Big Campus
Deep Freeze and Impero
If you need a change made to your computer that is permanent, let me know and I can THAW the computer, either from my office using the Deep Freeze console or Impero.
Impero is software that allows the administrator (in this case administrator is anyone who has administrative rights) to view all computers. This software is used mostly for repairing computers and monitoring computer labs. All administrators can see ALL computers in the building. Math teachers can see Math labs, if they are logged into a computer with their email username and password. All lab teachers have access to see their lab only.
If you would like a video uploaded to Mediacast please see Ms. West. Allow 5 days for the upload process.
To access MediaCast go to http://mediacast.richmond.k12.ga.us/
Your login is the same as your email username and password. MediaCast is only available to teachers.
"Edmodo helps connect all learners with the people and resources needed to reach their full potential." School Code - vhfxiv
To join, visit the Edmodo site, Join as a Teacher. The school code can be found in Dropbox - ARC Lesson Plans - ARC Codes and Passwords.. This code is NOT for students. You can join other groups who provide you with their code and you can create groups and share your code.
Your email username and password are your access to this online software. MIT will be uploading student data which will allow you to create classes and share videos. The PASSCODE you will need to use is: 6B29-6B19
Email - Office 365/ Outlook
Students will have email through Office 365 this year. More info to come.
Your username and password are the same as your MS Outlook username and password. If you have trouble please let Ms. West know.
This is to be replaced with Infinite Campus this year...
Other Tech Info
2. All teachers receiving a laptop this year.
3. All orders go through book keeper.
Library Media Staff