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Technology Staff

about 1 month ago

Michael Garofano, Director of Technology

Debra Conroy, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology

Laura Howard, Technology Integration Specialist

Jeffrey Maxwell, Senior IT Specialist

Paul Peluso, PC/LAN Technician

Jayson Sargent, PC/LAN Technican

Owen Bartlett, Student Intern

Bradley Comolli, Student Intern

Instructional Technology Group

Instructor-led training

about 1 month ago

After School Google Sessions


They will be held every Monday from 3:15-4:15 and Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 at the High School in C119.  Please bring your own device.  If interested, please click on this form and submit

BPS After School Google Training Schedule
We will hold two after-school sessions every week. They will be held on Mondays from 3:15-4:15 and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30. All sessions will take place at BHS in Room C119. Please bring your own device. See schedule below and fill out the form for all sessions you plan on attending so we may plan for the correct number of attendees.

Week 1 - April 22 and April 24 - Docs/Drive/Team Drive - How do I stay organized?

Week 2 - April 29 and May 1 - Basic Classroom - How to create a Google Classroom, add students, post an announcement and an assignment

Week 3 - May 6 and May 8 - Classroom - Organizing and posting assignments, grading, returning student work

Week 4 - May 13 and May 15 - Gmail and Calendar - What is the difference between labels and folders in Gmail to keep your inbox organized? Basic Calendar

Week 5 - May 20 and May 22 - Forms - Create a basic form.

Week 6 - May 29 - Forms as quizzes - How to create a quiz using Google Forms in Google Classroom

Week 7 - June 3 and June 5 - Hyperdocs in Docs and Slides

BPSD Chromebook Package

6 days ago

Chromebook

The Bellingham Public School District is currently rolling out a plan to enable various students and grades to use Chromebooks and Google Classroom.  The school has a long term plan to roll out Chromebooks, but in the short term if you would like to purchase a device for your child, please see the following pricing.  Please keep in mind this is a voluntary option and is not a requirement.

As a service by the BPSD IT Department, our vendor is extending the school's pricing to you as a parent/guardian.


How do I order?

 

If you are interested in ordering please go to the following website by clicking here

 

NOTE: Once you have made a purchase,  your order will be shipped to your home.  Before your child can use the Chromebook on the School network, the IT Department must configure it with the license you have purchased (see below).  The IT Department will be contacted by the vendor that you have made a purchase and will be available to configure the new Chromebook at school as soon as possible.

 

1. Acer Chromebook (Optional) - $248.00 (click here for current quote)

The Chromebook carries a 1-year Manufacturer's defect warranty.  Should you encounter an issue with the device, please contact Acer Customer Support


2. Belkin Protective Sleeve (Optional) - $13.30

More information regarding the sleeve   Ignore the price on the manufacturer's page, we get a discount as you can see

 

3. Insurance (Optional) - $25-$30 depending on the deductible chosen - this is an annual expense.  BPSD has been using the Worth Ave Group for many years.  Here is a link that describes the coverage and provides information for you to obtain the insurance directly.  https://www.worthavegroup.com/portal/bellinghamma


4. Spare AC adapter - if you lose the AC adapter for a school-owned Acer Chromebook, you are required to replace it.  It is the Acer 45W AC Adapter and the cost is $42.02

 

Note: If the Chromebook is purchased through this specific package, the student will receive basic support from the IT Department while in school only*.  Any variations of the above Chromebook standard will not be supported.

 

*The District will not provide any after hours or home support.  IT Department support is defined as helping to connect to School Internet resources, basic Chrome Operating System issues and supporting apps that are required by the District.  All other support matters, including breakage will be the sole responsibility of the user/family.

 

Any questions about the information on this page, please feel free to contact Michael Garofano, District Director of Technology at mgarofano@bellinghamk12.org