Thursday, June 28, 2007

Summer Technology Update

LCD monitors are on the way to Aylesworth, Central, Crisman, Jones, and Myers elementary schools as well as for Fegely, Willowcreek middle schools, and Portage High School. Bids came in and the lowest bidder, Tri-Electronics, was awarded the job at a special board meeting in early June.

Each classroom in these schools will receive a 42" Westinghouse LCD monitor mounted on the classroom wall with a remote access package for the teacher computer. This package will allow the teacher to display any item be it a website, a document, a video from unitedstreaming, or play a DVD in the DVD drive up on the monitor. In effect, a teacher can create worksheets for students and display them on the screen straight from their computer or flash key.

Television capability will be added to the elementary schools hopefully within the year. It will not be readily available at the beginning of the 2007-08 school year. The secondary schools should be able to continue receiving television broadcasts through the current cabling systems.

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