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Conroe ISD Technology Terry McClaugherty Director of Network Services Teri Ross Director of Information Services Jarod Lambert Coordinator of Instructional Technology

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Conroe ISD Technology. Terry McClaugherty Director of Network Services Teri Ross Director of Information Services Jarod Lambert Coordinator of Instructional Technology. Goal 6. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Page 1: Conroe ISD Technology

Conroe ISD Technology

Terry McClaugherty

Director of Network Services

Teri Ross

Director of Information Services

Jarod Lambert

Coordinator of Instructional Technology

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Goal 6 CISD will provide technology infrastructure,

tools, and solutions to meet the administrative requirements of the District and to maximize learning for all students.

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Technology Upgrades 3 year plan recently approved funding these

projects:

Campus computing needs,

Ongoing district maintenance,

Bandwidth upgrade,

Infrastructure upgrade.

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Campus Computing Needs Replacing old student hardware with faster

and newer devices.

Reduces repair cost on older hardware / devices. Purchasing refurbished computers to reduce

acquisition costs. Refurbished has the same warranty as a new

device.

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Campus Computing Needs Web PC Carts and iPad Carts

347 WebPC laptop carts

120 iPad carts

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Ongoing District Maintenance Wireless Saturation (Completed Feb 2014)

Wall to wall wireless coverage in buildings

Next phase is density upgrade for high traffic wireless areas

BYOD, iPads, WebPC carts continue to support the need for increased wireless at campuses. Many people have 2 connected devices

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Ongoing District Maintenance System upgrades

Servers, storage and Internet filter Phone system Core networking equipment, routers and switches Security system servers, panels and camera

replacements IP broadcast devices (TV over IP) Onsite data backup system Student & Finance servers

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Bandwidth upgrade Current internet bandwidth is 700mb

(upgrading to 800mb in 2014-2015 school year)

More video, cloud computing, hosted programs (iLearn, Gradpoint, LMS, etc) requires additional bandwidth

Re-cabling schools for increased internal bandwidth

Replacing switches with faster/newer devices

Changing internal connection to our own fiber (from leased connections) for reliability and scaling.

Increase available bandwidth between campuses and admin

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Infrastructure Upgrades Replacing older hardware that is used for

emergency communication in power failure

Generators at hub campuses

Replace old IP Phones

UPS data center upgrade / replacement

Student system / network storage

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Technology Support Windows XP end of life

Implementing Windows 7 this summer

Certain models in our district that can handle and are licensed for Windows 7 will have a district image soon

Major system change was required for our internal imaging system to work with Windows 7

6 District network technicians travel to assigned campuses for work order and technology issues.

2 District security technicians for security cameras, servers, projectors and other video related issues.

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Future Mobile computing continues to be the future

for anytime, anywhere learning

Multiple types of computing deviceclassrooms

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Questions?

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

Research & Information Fluency

Technology Applications TEKS

http://goo.gl/faMR0W

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

Sites to Validate

All About Explorers

http://www.allaboutexplorers.com

The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus.html

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

The "link:" command searches for sites that link to the site of interest. In this case, the search results list web pages that have a link to www.allaboutexplorers.com.

By including additional information, you can keep the search results from returning pages from the site itself in the results. For this search, the additional information would be: -*.allaboutexplorers.com.

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

All About Explorers

Using the Google Link Command

• link: www.allaboutexplorers.com

• link: www.allaboutexplorers.com -*.allaboutexplorers.com

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

link: www.allaboutexplorers.com

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

link: www.allaboutexplorers.com -*.allaboutexplorers.com

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

Back-tracking the Domain

• http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus

• http://zapatopi.net

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

http://zapatopi.net

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

Advanced Google Search

Take some time to build a search using Google's Advanced Search tool.

• http://www.google.com/advanced_search

Using operators within the Google Search Box

• Click here for more information.

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

Common Web Extensions• .k12 - Schools in the U.S.

• .edu - Educational Organization

• .ac - Academic Institution (not in the U.S.)

• .com - Commercial

• .org - Any Organization

• .gov - Government Agency

• .net – Network

• .mil - Military Institution (U.S.)

November, A. (2008). Web literacy for educators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, p. 33.

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

Going Wayback!

Archive.org's Wayback Machine

• http://www.archive.org

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Instructional Technology, Conroe ISD | http://technology.conroeisd.net/instructional

Closing Thoughts

• Validating information is a valuable skill regardless of the format of that information.

• We are past the point where we can tell people to use just books to find information.

• Knowing how to validate information is a vital skill for both academic and workforce development.