Author Archives: J. Krouskoff

Status of Smart Schools Bond Spending

The district has placed its first orders for technology approved in the NYS Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP). Included in this order are Dell Chromebook 11 Touch devices for our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, and all teachers who … Continue reading

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Chromebooks and Chromebases: Innovative Strategy Benefits Students and District

The district’s decision last year to adopt G-Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education) provides many cost effective resources for our students. This move, which allows anytime/anywhere/any device access to digital resources for our learning community, also provides the district the … Continue reading

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Smart Schools Review Board Approves BCSD Smart Schools Investment Plan

Earlier today, the Brewster Central School District’s Smart School Investment Plan (SSIP) was approved by the NYS review committee. The committee, consisting of the NYS Director of the Budget, the NYS Education Commissioner and the SUNY Chancellor approved sixty other … Continue reading

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Where Does My Work Go When I Log-in to G-Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education)?   

As a district, we’ve embraced the G-Suite set of tools as our cornerstone for creating, communicating, and collaborating.  From a user’s experience, it’s simple; log in to the Brewster Schools’ domain and choose which tool to use.  Whether it’s Google … Continue reading

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Alex Capecelatro, 2006 BHS Graduate, to Speak with BHS Students Via Google Hangout

Students from Science Research, Project Lead the Way, Robotics, and AP Physics have been invited to participate in a Google Hangout (video conference) with Alex Capecelatro, BHS Class of 2006.  Topics of the forty minute conversation will include innovation, design … Continue reading

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H.H. Wells Twenty Percent Projects

Students on the H.H. Wells Middle School 7th grade white team are involved in year long 20% projects, and today five groups in Ms. Allen and Ms. Gargano’s collaborative mentor group shared their progress and ideas.  These included what problem … Continue reading

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Coding at Wells Middle School and Beyond

Today I had the opportunity to see some of the various coding that the sixth graders are working on in the library with Ms. DeBellis.  Over the course of the year, all sixth graders have an experience coding and sharing … Continue reading

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Final Steps of Migration from Microsoft Office to Google Apps (G Suite)

Last year the district decided to replace Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office with Gmail and Google Apps for Education, saving tens of thousands of dollars each year and aligning the district to its strategic coherence plan.  Our team has been … Continue reading

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Google update: Google Apps Changes its Name

Google Apps is changing its name to better reflect their mission. G Suite is here!  

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The Basic Google Drive Skills for Students

Google Drive is a cloud-based file storage system that allows you to create, edit, store and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. You can access these items anywhere through the internet. As we move forward with our technology initiative, students need … Continue reading

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