4 year old iPad minis – ideas?

It was announced last week that we would be refreshing the 1:1 grade 6 iPads this summer, see http://www.prn.bc.ca/ts/?p=2502 for more on that. At our last refresh of devices we replaced macbooks with ipads. The macbooks were then repurposed into carts at middle schools, made available to grade 5s in a 5/6 split, and as for the […]

WWP to… CWT!

TL;DR – The extension to the grade 6 1:1 program has been approved! New name and focus. – TL;DR means Too Long; Didn’t Read and you’ll see it on various online forums. It is a very short summary of the text below.  Some History The 1:1 Wireless Writing Program has been a long term innovative […]

Pre-Registered Kindergarten numbers for 2017-2018

  Below is a chart that we are updating several times a week with a few data points about kindergarten registration numbers. The red line is a projected number provided by a third party. The green line is local projections provided by each school. The orange line includes number of students newly pre-registered in the system plus […]

Do what you can

This is a video I refer to occasionally when the fire is burning. <iframe src=”https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16qCmeKdgYyux0hp7IsdSCVHAo-lOhQxJQ41-Ys5Bib0/embed?start=true&loop=true&delayms=3000″ frameborder=”0″ width=”960″ height=”569″ allowfullscreen=”true” mozallowfullscreen=”true” webkitallowfullscreen=”true”></iframe> Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents from Media Smarts and Public Safety Canada – https://t.co/1YHIqwpZpP #sd60 #yxj #fortstjohn #edtechbc — Jarrod Bell (@jbellsd60) March 9, 2017

Planned Outage – Assess – Wednesday, February 15

Our vendor will be doing some work with the Behaviour + module in Assess on February 15, 2017. The work is expected to take 4 hours during a window of 6am-12pm MST. The system may be unavailable during that time.

Ticket Charts

Below are two charts that we keep monthly(ish) stats on our current work orders. The first chart shows Active (all types other than closed), Open, Scheduled/Pending, Waiting for parts. We have a few other ticket types that are traditionally low numbers so they aren’t included on the chart. The Active line is a sum of […]

That doesn’t sound good

Below is a drive that was making some terrible noises. The platter above shows you what a clean platter should look like! SD60 Harddrives are wiped  and/or destroyed before disposal as part of our department policy – http://www.prn.bc.ca/ts/?p=2274 . This one below will be physically destroyed as wiping won’t work.