Black River Local Schools
April 24, 2007
Ryan O’Cull-Technology Coordinator
Tammy Starkey-Curriculum Coordinator
Clayton Van Doren
Approval of the AUP in building handbooks has been postponed until the next
Technology Survey-Kim Clendaniel
Survey results should teacher like integration however basic skills are still
needed at the lower level. Teachers seem to be able to find lesson with
integration and said there is adequate help with integration. The biggest
concern is scheduling at the BREC and computers available at the high
school. There are not enough computers available to meet the needs of
Potential summer class to offer projectors
Tammy said the class is a go. I just need to get dates to her. Chad
Lemon will also be running an integration class.
This is a program that can be used for online classes. It will be used at
first to provide PD for teachers. It will be introduced as soon as the server
Purchase of a Mimio-HS
Money was donated to purchase the Mimio that was being demoed at the
high school. However, there was low interest so it was brought over to the
elementary for several teachers to demo. It will be returned back to the
high school. The cost of the Mimio is half of what a SmartBoard can be
purchased for. Projectors are still needed-especially at the high school.
Replacement computers for elementary
Ryan got older G3 that are newer than our machines. These computers
will replace some of those older computers in the elementary rooms that
won’t run the need software for Everyday Math and Study Island. The
only problem is the computers will not run OS 10.4.
The teacher computers lease is up this year. We will begin to replace
those with new computers for the teachers and use the white laptops in a
The high school is getting a computer lab in the home ec. room. A
teacher will be hired to teach a graphic arts type class to offer a fine arts
credit for the high school students.
Backing up Macs to Mac Server (user accounts)
An mini in-service is needed to get teachers to start backing up their
information onto the Mac server.
Transitioning to TCCSA
The data seems to be transferring well. The high school information is in.
Ryan & I were at TCCSA to get training on progress book and were able
to see the data being used.
Labs & Study Island-need to look at scheduling for next year
Memory Stick (Distributed grades 5-12)
Potential Rotation Plan-How are we going to get new equipment into
Interwrite Slates-can be used with projectors
Next meeting: May 29th, 3:30
Discuss tracking of AUPs next year-who & how
Set up meeting dates
Potential purchases being checked by committee before purchased
Incentive for committee members