The following themes have been removed from the sites at blogs.ccps.us:
- Twenty Ten
- Twenty Eleven
- Twenty Twelve
- Twenty Thirteen
Summer break is the busiest time for Technology Services. We have been busy finishing all outstanding helpdesk tickets, installing ~150 new wireless access points at CMS/BES/LCES, setting up new computers, and dealing with demolition at the high school.
We are short on space and are preparing to auction surplus (old, unusable) technology equipment on GovDeals.com and then recycle the rest. Our space should be clear before the end of July.
30 Epson Brightlink interactive projectors have been ordered and will be distributed soon. 6 will be installed in each school before teachers return.
Our division website is being redesigned during July. School websites will each receive a minor redesign that improves accessibility and is “mobile responsive.”
The division and school website addresses have changed. Please update your information as necessary.
www.ccps.us has not changed
chs.ccps.us has changed to www.ccps.us/chs
cms.ccps.us has changed to www.ccps.us/cms
bes.ccps.us has changed to www.ccps.us/bes
lces.ccps.us has changed to www.ccps.us/lces
mes.ccps.us has changed to www.ccps.us/mes
The old division and school website addresses will continue to work until 12/31/2016.
New network equipment at CHS/CMS/LCES/MES performed well during May’s online testing. There were no major network/IT related disruptions.
The Technology Services Department is excited to recognize the following teachers whose classroom websites were selected for their school’s Teacher Website of the Year award. These websites demonstrate excellent design, quality of content, and/or timeliness of updates. Winners were awarded Certificates of Recognition and gift bags of gourmet chocolates. The gift bags were donated to the division by a local business.
Update on Unspent Reversion Funds: $23,400 of $88,000 have been spent replacing inoperable and dated classroom technology. $72,717 of $79,531 have been spent on inoperable and dated teacher/admin computers/equipment. $30,022 of $29,597 have been spent on an identified capital improvement need for the FY17 CIP (phones/server/support for CHS/MES). 100% of these funds will be spent before June.
Our recent E-Rate application for FY2016/17 includes:
I have negotiated a change that will increase our $92,200 Internet request to $96,528, but will increase our connection speed from 200 Mbps to 5000 Mbps (a 25x increase!).
The Technology Services Department is excited to recognize the following teachers whose classroom websites were selected for their school’s Teacher Website of the Year award.
These websites demonstrate excellent design, quality of content, and/or timeliness of updates.
Theresa Duggan at CHS – http://tduggan.blogs.ccps.us/
Jennifer Fehn at CMS – http://jfehn.blogs.ccps.us/
Tamara Feggans at BES – http://tfeggans.blogs.ccps.us/
Courtney Lander at LCES – http://clander.blogs.ccps.us
Lori Thomas at MES – http://lkthomas.blogs.ccps.us/
Overall Winner – Jennifer Fehn
Winners were awarded Certificates of Recognition and gift bags of gourmet chocolates. The gift bags were donated to the division by a local business.