April Board Meeting

March 27th, 2018

In the last 30 days we have had eighty-nine help desk tickets opened, and we have closed ninety-six. We still have four help desk tickets open and have solved tickets within about half a day since they are opened on average. The tickets do not include all the student walk ins that happen during the day, or other staff walk ins that may happen.

The State Assessment, eMPowerMEA started for grades 3-8 on March 19th. To date there have been no computer errors with the testing that restarting the laptop has not fixed. With one to one laptops in grades 4-8 this also helps with the testing as students have the laptop that they have used all year for assignments to take the test on. This also means that they can take the assessment in their classrooms and there are less problems coordinating computers for taking the test.

With the State assessments we are now doing weekly updates to the State with our student enrollment. We will need all new students in the system, and we will want to make sure that all students that have moved are not in our count as the students come and go.

On March 23rd the technology team presented at the WMEC staff workshop. There were over 40 staff members in attendance for our workshop where we presented Google Classroom. A tool that Google provides for free for teachers to  have as a digital classroom. Our Synergy Grade Book system can also synchronize with Classroom to help with creating assignments, grading etc.

Things are going well this year, and part of this is due to the excellent technology staff we have this year, and part is also due to the efforts of the rest of the staff who have been embracing new ideas and trying new techniques in the classroom using the technology that we provide to them, while also looking to the future.