Category Archives: _GAFE Chronology

This category captures blog posts which illustrate the evolution of Google Apps for Education from my perspective as an administrator who led the changes in more than a dozen school districts.

A Plan for Providing Equitable Anytime/Anywhere/Any Device Internet Access to All Students

School districts wrestle with ways to provide equitable internet access to all students, a challenge magnified for districts with a 1:1 Chromebook or laptop initiative. Using data from local surveys  and determining pockets of limited bandwidth, there are some common actions.  Many … Continue reading

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Student Involvement in the Chromebook Distribution Process

Distributing more than 1,900 Chromebooks in week’s time requires careful planning and plenty of collaboration!  For the majority of the distribution process, students at BHS and CVS have been actively engaged in the assisting in this extensive endeavor. More that … Continue reading

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A Bit About Our District’s 1:1 Chromebook Roll-Out

More than 1,325 teachers and students in the Brewster Central School District have received a Chromebook over the past five days,  fulfilling an integral part of the district’s Strategic Technology Plan.  The district’s vision is quickly becoming a reality, and the … Continue reading

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More Than 190 Chromebooks Distributed; Hundreds More (for students) Next Week!

This week has been an exciting one in the district, as teachers in all schools received their Chromebooks as part of the planned distribution defined in our Instructional Technology Plan.  Over the course of several days, the Department of Technology … Continue reading

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Conversations with Google: Partners in Excellence!

On Wednesday afternoon, Director of Technology and Innovation John Krouskoff and District-wide Instructional Technology Specialist Peter LaMoreaux participated in a Google Hangout with staff from the Google Education team and a several experts from a national research firm.  The hangout … Continue reading

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Our 1:1 Chromebook Initiative is Becoming a Reality!

The ordering, delivery and distribution of Chromebooks purchased through the Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) continues to progress smoothly.  Last week, the Department of Technology and Innovation distributed Chromebooks to teachers at the high school and middle school.  Instructional Technology … Continue reading

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Chromebook Distribution Update

Chromebooks will be available to WMS teachers who requested one, and the distribution will take place today–February 16th–during periods 2-7 in the Library Conference Room. Based on delivery schedules, the district anticipates distributing Chromebooks to students as early as late … Continue reading

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First SSBA Chromebooks Distributed in District!

The first delivery of more than 2,000 Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) funded Chromebooks arrived in the district last week, and the department of Technology and Innovation began the planned distribution on Friday afternoon. By design, teachers are receiving the … 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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