Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving Break is Coming!

I know with all the preparations for the holidays and the weather changing that we are extremely excited about the upcoming break.  Here are things that you need to do TODAY!

1:   LAPTOPS should be fully charged, shut down, unplugged and locked securely in the safe or the cart. The laptop cart should be locked up in the computer lab or library (or other designated storage room that has the deadbolt lock.)

2: iPADS should be fully charged, turned off, unplugged and securely locked in the safe or the iPad cart. If you are in a portable and you have a rolling iPad cart, please move it into the building and store it in the library, lab or the designated storage room. It is not to be plugged in.SAFES should be unplugged from the wall, locked up and the key taken with you.

3: SAFES should be unplugged from the wall, locked up and the key taken with you.

4: TEACHER iPADS: If you do NOT plan on taking yours home over the holidays, please make sure that it is fully charged, turned off, unplugged and locked securely in the safe, cabinet, or turned in to the office where it can be securely locked for the duration of the break.

5:  DESKTOP COMPUTERS:  If you are in a portable, you may want to bring your teacher computer in to the library or computer lab.  Please check with your PRINCIPAL to see if this is a necessity for your campus.  (Some campuses have theft problems)

6: Please follow any specific rules that your campus issues.  Please do not take these electronic rules for granted. There are many devices stolen in the district annually.  We do not want to increase this number  by being careless with these items.

Most of all, RELAX and ENJOY your spring break! I look forward to working with you after the break.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

iStation and AirServer Issues!

Many of the lab computers and now the teacher computers are starting to be re-imaged.  If  you have encountered this, you know how frustrating it can be to find everything that you want and need. One of the first things that everyone looks for is iStation.

iStation: 1st-5th grade teachers: Log onto the computer and click on Self Service.

 Login with your credentials. This login is now in small print on the right-hand sidebar. 

  On the right-hand side under "Categories," click on Applications. Now click on the word INSTALL under the iStation icon. This will install it on the computers. Turn on iStation and choose your school's domain from the pull down menu. It will automatically update and restart. Now it is ready for the next use. Allow the computers to stay on for a while so that Adobe Flash Player update can be downloaded. Now your laptops will be ready for use! 

AirServer:  Your re-imaged computer will need to have the activation code put in. Your tech facilitator (ME) will have to come and do this, but in the meantime, please download the free app, AirServer Connect, from the App store.  

You will need this to run the latest version.