Category Archives: Technology Committee

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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Should Our Students Consume Textbooks or Create Them?

As our technology committee explores eTextbooks as a replacement/supplement to traditional textbooks, we will examine a variety of options and the corresponding pros and cons.  Our goal is to increase student engagement and learning, and perhaps the most valuable textbooks for … Continue reading

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Technology Committee Update

On September 18, 2013 the CCSD Technology Committee held its first meeting for the year (click here to see minutes).  With more than twenty committee members attending, the team addressed a number of items and identified a series of action … Continue reading

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Summertime is Perfect for Becoming Familiar with Google+

The power of the Internet to connect people is one its greatest advantages.  Many professionals create Personal Learning Communities (PLNs) in which they interact with others in their field or areas of interest, and Google+ is a powerful tool for … Continue reading

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Using Google Hangouts to Collaborate (and save time)

This afternoon a half dozen Clarkstown Google Educators participated in an online Google Hangout to discuss the guidelines regarding professional development workshops as well as to explore some of the capabilities of Hangouts.  One person was on a wireless Nexus … Continue reading

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Our First District Technology Committee Meeting of the Year!

Yesterday afternoon the district’s technology committee held its first meeting of 2012-13.   It was well attended, and the conversations were engaging and purposeful.  This is a team dedicated to actively advocating for their schools and for district resources.  The … Continue reading

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Moving on…

Change is a familiar partner to any technology director, and it’s something we learn to embrace and harness for the good of those we serve.  Today marks a day of significant change for the Department of Instructional Technology.  John Calvert, … Continue reading

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South High School Students Skype with Author

On Friday, May 4, 2012 a large group of students filled Ms. DiSavino’s classroom at South High School to participate in a Skype videoconference with Hanah Tinti.  Ms. Tinti is the author of The Good Thief, a novel the students read … Continue reading

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Bring Your Own Technology Debuts at Clarkstown’s High Schools

As part of our ongoing efforts to increase the use of technology as a learning tool, teachers and students in both of our high schools now have the opportunity to bring their own technology devices to school and have access to our … 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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