SOC Technology Update

Information on all the technology updates from the summer

New Technology Facilitator for 2013-2014

Good afternoon!

My name is Jeff Wiseman and I will serving as the Technology Integration Facilitator the SOC this year. (I’m the “new Sharon Eckert” for those of you who were here last year.) I am very excited to get to know each of you and work together to integrate technology into your teaching and instruction. I met with Mrs. Kirk this morning and am so impressed by the level of technology use that is already taking place! I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do together this year!

Just so you know, I also serve as the Technology Facilitator for Lone Star HS and Acker Special Programs. In order to provide support to each campus, my schedule is a little unusual. I will be on campus at the SOC for a half-day every Wednesday, and at Acker Special Programs for the other half of the day. The rest of the week I will be at Lone Star. But remember: I’m only ever an email or phone call away! We can always plan together and share instructional ideas through email or phone!


Also, I wanted to go ahead and let you know that I will be taking a few weeks off in the middle of September to be with my baby as my wife transitions back into her classroom teaching job. Let me know if you have any lessons you'd like to collaborate on before then!


Who is this Jeff guy?

This is my ninth year in education, having taught middle school Social Studies for the first seven years (three in Oklahoma, four in Frisco) before becoming a Tech Facilitator last year. I earned my bachelor of Education degree from the University of Oklahoma and my Masters of Education degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology from SMU last December. My wife, Sarah, is a GT ELA teacher at Cobb Middle School here in Frisco, and our first child was born this summer! Little Warren is almost 6 weeks old and he’s growing fast!

Below you will find some information to help you get the year started right! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Set-up Your New Outlook Email

Remember that we updated our email system over the summer. You can access your email through your desktop Outlook Client or through http://webmail.friscoisd.org/.


Be sure to do this before opening the Outlook Client on your classroom / workroom computer:


**You will need to install 3 quick patches / files on your classroom computer & workroom computer in order to get your Outlook Client to work!


Instructions and information for updating your Outlook info can be found at this website -- https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/outlook365/home


You may also watch the videos below for a demonstration and help.

Office 365 Set up

Where do I get the new desktop icon for Eduphoria?

Follow this path: W:\DWApps\EduphoriaIcon\Eduphoria

Copy the icon then paste it to your desktop.


You will no longer be able to use Internet Explorer so the old icon won't work anymore.


New Printers and Copiers

New printers / copiers were installed on campus late this summer. They are still installing and activating the machines, so please wait until you hear from myself or David Bark before trying to use them!


You will get more information later, but here are some handouts about the MFPs to help you become familiar with them:

**Click here to review the training slides

**Click here for detailed How To instruction sheets

**Click here for Frequently Asked Question about the MFPs

*Remember: BIG, multi-page print jobs MUST go to the FISD Print Shop!

This includes whole class handouts, packets, etc.


Please give the Print Shop at least 3 weeks to complete orders.


Visit the FISD Print Shop website -- http://printshop.friscoisd.org/

*Click here for instructions for sending documents to the Print Shop

New Teachers

I know there are many new teachers on campus this year. Welcome to FISD!

As you begin the school year, you’re going to hear about A LOT of different computer software and websites that we use in FISD. Yes, it can get confusing after a while! To help you make sense of all the names you’re hearing tossed around, we have created a New Teacher Technology website. This website can help define the program you’re curious about, and provide some basic tutorials for how to use the software.

Website -- http://bit.ly/FISDNewTeacher

Save this website as a bookmark so you can refer to it often!

Teacher Technology Help Website

I have a website that I maintain for the teachers at Lone Star that I would invite you to check out as well! On this website are "how to" instructional handouts (click sheets) for many of the software programs that we use in FISD. There is also a lot of information on Moodle, Flipped Classrooms, iPads & apps, and general technology integration ideas! Check it out!



https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/rangertech/

Need a course in Moodle?

Many of us are wanting to begin new courses in the Student Learning Hub ("Moodle"). I would be glad to create those courses for you!


**Please go to this Google Form [click here] and fill in all the needed information. I will email you ASAP after I create the course for you.


(If you've already emailed me about a course, please re-submit through this form just so I make sure I've got you covered! Thanks!)

Please let me know how I can help!


I’ll be sending out more tips, tricks and information about the technology we have on campus throughout the year. Feel free to make a folder in your Outlook email system where you can save my emails and refer back to them later.

I am available to visit during your conference period and discuss your upcoming lessons and activities to see how we can utilize technology tools to enhance student learning. As a former classroom teacher, I also love to come and help you and your students when you’re doing these lessons during your class periods!



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Jeff Wiseman - Technology Integration Facilitator