Category Archives: Strategic Plan

Significant Upgrades to Our Digital Learning Infrastructure

The Brewster Central School District is in the process of completing significant technology upgrades designed to provide our students and staff with a variety of enhanced and reliable digital learning opportunities.  Many professional learning opportunities have also been scheduled, with more workshops added … Continue reading

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Smart Schools Bond Investment Planning: Avoiding the Marketing Trap

Developers of technology devices and services for students and teachers are becoming increasingly aggressive with their marketing to schools. Many promise unique selling points which promise to make their product more desirable than that of competitors, but some of what they say may … Continue reading

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Emerging Technologies: Avoiding the Marketing Trap

Cross posted at http://www.emergingedtech.org/penn-teller-water-bottle-survey/  Developers of technology devices and services for students and teachers are becoming increasingly aggressive with their marketing to schools.  Many promise unique selling points which promise to make their product  more desirable than that of competitors, but some of … Continue reading

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The “Future Ready Pledge” and Emerging Technologies

Today the president will host an event at the White House with school district leaders and other educational leaders.  Though full details about today’s event have not yet been released, the message is clear; emerging technology is a key part … Continue reading

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Google Apps for Education Is Indeed Part of the Fabric of Student Learning at CCSD

In late 2008, the Clarkstown Central School District technology committee selected Google Apps for Education as the primary portal for its students and staff.  Six years later, these free resources are used extensively throughout the district, and students now benefit from … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the 2012-13 School Year!

Upon returning to work in September, all staff will immediately notice the district’s new email system.  After a year of preparation, we will move from Outlook to Gmail, which allows us to chat, video chat, and eliminates the need to … Continue reading

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There will be No H:/ Drive After July 1, 2012 for Students in Grades 6-12

At the last the technology committee meeting, members agreed that it is important to begin (now) informing grade 6-12 teachers that student work will be saved “in the cloud” next year as opposed to local servers. Specifically, students will be … Continue reading

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Installation of New Computers Begins Today!

It is with great pride that we have begun the installation of the new Dell computers in our district.  The first schools scheduled are (in order) Link, Woodglen, Bardonia, and Lakewood.  Richard Hernandez is serving as project manager, and will … Continue reading

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New Elementary School Software Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

 As our students settle in to the new school year, our teachers are becoming familiar with a new breed of software.  Selected by a representative group of teachers last year, the new software aligns with the Common Core State Standards.  … Continue reading

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District Technology Committee Explores Redefining Technology Access and Focus

On May 3, 2011, the district’s technology committee met and held focused conversations on strategic planning to support the district’s five year technology integration vision, including: Expanding district’s utilization of Google Applications to support student engagement, learning, and achievement Increasing … Continue reading

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