Judson ISD's Technology Services & Instructional Technology News and Information

 

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What is a Portal Power User Tip?

We are starting a program this year to spread the word about really helpful items in your MyJISD Portal – “Portal Power User Tips”! The goal is to help you get the most out of our Portal. We will be focusing on a new topic each month.

August

Reset a Lost District Password

To reset your district password you must first configure your security questions so that the portal can verify your identity.

Get instructions and details in the TechHelpDesk Wiki

September

Password Management

MyJISD automatically logs our users in to most of the applications we use. But, for some applications it needs some help! Password Management allows you to enter your Username and/or Password for these – the portal can log you in automatically after that!

Get instructions and details in the TechHelpDesk Wiki

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by G. Landes

Summer 2010 JISD Kids' Computer Camp

This June, Instructional Technology held JISD’s first annual technology camp for elementary students, instructed by JISD’s Campus Instructional Technologists. Students from across the district participated in several-hands on activities at Coronado Village and Paschall Elementary. These camps were a fun way to develop student understanding of the Technology Application TEKS, so they can perform well on the state-mandated 8th grade technology skills assessment. Campers enhanced their science, reading, and research skills as they learned about special adaptations ocean animals need to survive.

Kids' Computer Camp Web Conference with Texas State AquariumCampers participated in a web conference with the Texas State Aquarium where they got to discuss and feel the special features like their skulls, pelts, and whiskers. Students had the opportunity to use Pixie, a wonderful elementary program JISD recently purchased, to create their own movie on their favorite ocean animal. Dive World, a SCUBA supply store, offered students the unique opportunity to dress in real SCUBA gear. Campers dressed up in the SCUBA gear and had their pictures taken. After campers were photographed in their SCUBA gear, each then added themselves as a swimmer in their own student-created digital ocean! This graphic was printed and ironed on to a tote bag for the students to keep.

The weeklong camp finished with students creating word clouds and participating in a game show about ocean life using the CPS system. On the last day parents were invited to share in all of their child’s creations.

Instructional Technology plans to expand the camp next summer to include more locations! Keep your eyes peeled for more information on how your students can “Be a Star at Summer Technology Camp”!

by S. Fisher, M. Martinez, and J. Suarez

Printing Cost-Effectively

Since 2008, Technology Services has encouraged printing to Ricoh copiers as the most cost effective printing method for Judson ISD users. The number of desktop printers have been reduced and shared network laser printers have been implemented District-wide. As a major cost reduction initiative, inkjet printers are no longer supported. Printing is one area you can pitch in to help reduce wasteful costs. For example, a regular black and white laser printer can cost us much as .05 cents per page to print. Printing to copiers is on the average .01 cent per page. Your computers should be configured to print to certain copiers based on their location. If you do not have a Ricoh copier available on your computers' Print menu, please submit a work order in Eduphoria helpdesk to have a copier installed, so you can join the team effort to reduce the cost of printing at Judson ISD.

If you have a Ricoh print menu option, but are unable to print to the copier, please follow the instructions on the Ricoh copier JumpStart: https://share.judsonisd.org/groups/technologysupport/wiki/5501a/copiers.html

by J. Orona