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New Staff Induction

  1. 1. School District of Upper Dublin Technology Update 2011-2012
  2. 2. <ul><li>Explore the relationship between cultural proficiency and the digital learner </li></ul><ul><li>Review technology updates for 2010-11 academic school year </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an update regarding the technology implications before, during and after HS construction Phase II move </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>“… is a paradigm shift from viewing cultural differences as problematic to learning how to interact effectively with other cultures” (Lindsey, et.al, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Culture is inclusive representing all shared characteristics of human description, including age, gender, geography, ancestry, language, history, sexual orientation, faith, and physical, sensory and cognitive ability. (Lindsey, et.al, 2009) </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>How aware are we of the digital culture? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we prepared to educate students of the digital culture? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we “tolerate” or “value” the digital culture? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we ready to make systematic changes to support the means of 21 st century learners and challenge current systematic cultural beliefs? </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>What are the impacts of understanding cultural proficiency as it is related to instructional technology? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will benefit in their learning experiences when educated by the culturally proficient whom have an understanding of the cacophony of diverse cultures which exist in their schools settings (Lindsey, et.al, 2009). </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Go to: www.udwikitraining.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click on discussion board and respond to prompt after reading the Marc Prensky article </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to two other teacher posts </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Computer Labs- UDHS 7, SRMS 3, ES 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop Cart/Library Use </li></ul><ul><li>LCD Multimedia Projectors (filters) </li></ul><ul><li>Copier Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless- UDHS Laptops </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Building Hardware/Software Standpoint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st Century fixed classrooms: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FWES- 6 newly outfitted classes, Ladybug document cameras (PTO funded) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>JES- 16 newly outfitted classes (PTO funded) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MGES- currently working with PTO to install 14 classrooms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network infrastructure: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>District MDF upgraded PIX firewall, SAN, Windows server </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SRMS network upgrade of MD/IDF switching 10/100 to 10/100/1000= 1 GIG of speed (recycled to standby ports) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UDHS gaining IDFs to power data, CCTV, PoE for wireless solutions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Building Hardware/Software Standpoint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer replacement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>60-70% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer/Library labs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NComputing/virtual solutions separates desktop PC environment from physical machines to a consolidated client server model resulting in remote hosting via a thin client device </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>Network Hardware/Software Standpoint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgraded Outlook Exchange- esignature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgraded Microsoft Office Suite 2003-2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgraded Windows server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to virtualize servers/SAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanding eSchoolPlus capacities (discipline/progress reports)- Peter Velocci ( [email_address] ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SchoolMessenger </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Available Command Prompts </li></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><li>Contact your building technology representative (see list) </li></ul><ul><li>He/she will assist in troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><li>He/she will place ticket in Track-It </li></ul><ul><li>Do not email TMS directly </li></ul><ul><li>Webpage changes- kbraun@udsd.org </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid technical issues through preventative maintenance </li></ul>

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