Category Archives: Updates

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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Internet Interruption: Explanation and Resolutions

Yesterday was a challenge for instructional and non-instructional users of our network, and it’s one we’re working to prevent in the future. A failure in our firewall–the device that fights internet intrusions, provides internet filtering, and allows us to manage … Continue reading

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Google Announces “Classroom” Service–With Input from Local Students and Educators

Today–teacher appreciation day–Google announced a new service for students and teachers.  Google Classroom.   I was fortunate to be involved with this project from its alpha stage and learned such a great deal in the process.  What’s most impressive is that … 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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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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BYOT and Cloud Drives (In Plain English)

A recent note home to parents explained several technology changes in our district.  I had written much of it, and was caught off guard when a parent and member of the technology committee mentioned she did not understand some of … Continue reading

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Three Minute Update: April 25, 2012

Removal of surplus computers and monitors – This is being scheduled by Richard Hernandez and should take place in the not too distant future.  Richard is collaborating with principals and the vendor to schedule the removal of this equipment. UPDATE:  … Continue reading

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Three Minute Update: March 15, 2012

Below is an excerpt of a note I sent to the district’s technology communication facilitators.  It provides updates to recent activities related to technology. Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative update – In both high schools, students are allowed to … Continue reading

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Google’s Changes Will Impact Individual User Accounts

Recent articles in trade magazines and blogs point out several important things to consider and actions which need to be taken prior to March 1, 2012.  This does not impact the district’s core Google Apps services.  However, if you have a … 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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