November & December High School Edition
Starting this week we will be updating our wireless network in all buildings. All work will start at 3:15 and happen through 11:00 in the evening. That means there will be periodic outages in the wifi during those times.
The plan is to replace the high school ceiling access points with new ones. Those access points will then be transferred to Meridian Elementary, Sanford Elementary, and Meridian Junior High. We will be adding additional access points to all of those schools and completely replacing the access points in SES and MES.
If you are here after 3:15, you may find that you need to plug into Ethernet at some times during the week. The outages should be short, but we can't say when they will happen.
It does appear that the high school access points have been completely installed.
The Impact of Technology
1. Here is a website that provides you with many different places to find free books! It is geared towards summer reading and vacations, but free books are available all year long!
2. Digital Citizenship - Here are five videos that you can share with your students to incorporate with a great digital citizen looks like.
3. Google Tips for Busy Teachers
4. Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Slips
Power of Technology
The Vanguard Program
In the Apple Vanguard program, educators participate in extended professional development delivered by an Apple Foundations Trainer (AFT) who also manages the program. The program's purpose is to develop educators who can become additional resources in their organization.
The Apple Vanguard program has two levels: Vanguard Member and Vanguard Coach. Each level reflects an investment in personal professional development time. A Vanguard member completes at least 24 hours of training on either OS X or iOS 7 plus a combination of any of these apps: iLife, iWork, iBooks Author, and iTunes U Course Manager. A Vanguard Coach will take the next step beyond that and spend an additional 12 hours assisting in the delivery of Apple Foundations workshops.
If you should be interested in being a part of the Vanguard Program, please contact me!