Category Archives: Problems Resolved

Google Changes YouTube; Schools Benefit!

“YouTube settings in Google Apps allow you to restrict which YouTube videos are viewable, which videos might show up as recommendations, and which videos are returned in YouTube Search results for signed-in Apps users in your organization.” –  Google Google’s … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Secondary Teachers to Choose Between a Netbook and a Laptop!

In response to teacher feedback, the Department of Instructional Technology would like to offer any teacher at the secondary schools who prefers a laptop to his/her current Netbook the opportunity to switch devices.  The netbook is small and extremely portable.  The laptop … Continue reading

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A Bit About Netbooks for Teachers (including FAQs)

In late December, many secondary teachers received netbook computers to replace classroom desktops.  This idea was supported by principals, the technology committee, and teachers who were consulted prior to its implementation.  Some teacher users are not as satisfied as we … Continue reading

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CCSD Saves Thousands of Dollars via Persuasive Writing (Essay)

Today I was informed that our district was ranked 5th in the School Web Lockers (SWL) national essay contest, resulting in a 50% savings in upcoming subscription fees.  School Web Lockers is one of the “cloud based” services used by the district … Continue reading

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FAQ’s Regarding SPAM in Our District

To many users, it may seem that the amount of SPAM that is in our Quarantine has increased, and in some cases it has.  However, SPAM that is in your Quarantine (log in at https://login.postini.com/) is email that has been … Continue reading

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Serving Our Students and Staff by Keeping Our Networks Secure

As the district nears its final cutover to the Lightpath Network, we have been working behind the scenes to ensure our users have a seamless transition.  One of the tools we are using is Postini, a best in breed SPAM … Continue reading

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Email Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions for Using Our Updated Software

We have had a lot of very positive feedback regarding the updated email software, as well as several questions.  Below are some tips, tricks and suggestions you may find useful.  Question:  How do I change the default appearance (i.e. default … Continue reading

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Year End Technology Procedures at CCSD

As the Department of Instructional Technology begins the end of year network processes, I would like to remind you of the steps that will be taken over the summer.  Our team is available to provide support and answer any questions … Continue reading

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Standardizing district usernames (network, email, and multiple systems) for consistency

This week we will begin the process of standardizing district usernames (network, email, and multiple systems) for consistency.  Usernames will reflect each user’s first initial and last name (i.e. jkrouskoff).  This change WILL NOT impact anyone’s email, as mail from the … Continue reading

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Resolving Technical Difficulties that Impact Instruction

The department of instuctional technology is committed to minimizing instances in which technical difficulties impact student learning and engagement.  It’s tough to be engaged while waiting indefinitely for a website or blog to load.  Part of ensuring we have robust resources for our students … Continue reading

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