Missing FrontPage, Are You? Well, Don’t Fret! Back to the Future We Go!

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Bummed out about some old Server 2003 servers being unplugged over the summer?  Yes, it was definitely annoying for some, but end of life had been reached and Microsoft would no longer support them. For crying out loud! They were Continue reading Missing FrontPage, Are You? Well, Don’t Fret! Back to the Future We Go!

It’s spring! Time to clean up the garage!

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Those of you who’ve been following TIPS since its inception know that May is “clean out the garage!” time! (The librarians, when looking at their book offerings, call it “weeding.”) Things, of course, are a little different this year, since Continue reading It’s spring! Time to clean up the garage!

Why Faculty Meetings Should Be Flipped

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Texting on smartphones? Chattering at tables? Staring off into the distance? Head bobbing as someone dozes off? Faculty meeting? Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but I bet all of these scenarios sound familiar when it comes to thinking about Continue reading Why Faculty Meetings Should Be Flipped

Retirement Announcements! SharePoint (New Date!), and FrontPage

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Just as a reminder, two services previously supported by in-house district resources are being retired soon. SharePoint 2007 New date! We will be removing public access to our old SharePoint 2007 install June 1, 2015. The data on that system Continue reading Retirement Announcements! SharePoint (New Date!), and FrontPage

From the Editor’s Desk: Get Lucky with Blended Learning

       I’m lucky. This blog does not deliver a sufficient amount of print “real estate” for me to tell you that whole story, but contained herein are a few of the reasons that I say that today. A few weeks Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Get Lucky with Blended Learning

From the Editor’s Desk: Strap in, shut up, and hold on!

The above has always struck me as one of the more offensive of bumper stickers – inevitably it sits on the back of some loud American muscle car or pickup, driven by a guy with an overstated sense of his Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Strap in, shut up, and hold on!

The Present and Future of District Online Learning Tools

Here are some things scheduled to happen in the next month: The Annual Spring Cleaning. Several of the district’s web platforms have great support for new content, and lousy “end of life” support for all those old Word docs, pictures Continue reading The Present and Future of District Online Learning Tools

Quick-Start BYOD

If you’re reading our office’s TIPS blog, chances are thoughts of BYOD have drifted through your mind. The idea is intriguing and you can see the immense impact using personal devices can have on students’ learning. However, the day-to-day aspect of integrating Continue reading Quick-Start BYOD

Pedagogy, Online Learning, and CIITS

                I have now been told several times that the Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS) is slated to take over several other district technology systems, including Fayette’s iSchool. And, of course, there’s been a mad dash to make sure Continue reading Pedagogy, Online Learning, and CIITS

Here to Serve!

Greetings from the Office of Instructional Technology!  I hope that everyone’s year has gotten off to a great start.  It’s hard to believe that school has only been in session for a few weeks.  The school year has certainly been Continue reading Here to Serve!