Samantha Adkins – after finishing with reformatting and reinstalling, I exchanged her old laptop for the replacement I gave her last week in order to make it easier on her routines.
Writing Lab – one computer failed to power up last week. I moved it into the HS lab and tried twice to reset the power management unit. The second time worked and I have now returned this comptuer to the writing lab.
ProPresenters – met with Tom Burgess this morning and we took more measurements in the PAC for a fixed installation projector. The catwalk did not have an access panel for the square ceiling mount visible beneath the ceiling. He plotted wiring rounts for cables and will submit a quotation in the near future.
Marie Prewett – assigned an asset tag for her laptop.
Amanda Maxwell – created a local account for her on the iMac she will be using.
High School – assigned some new students there Google accounts.
Middle School – spent a lot of time trying to get Christy Bell, secretary, a working computer. Her computer, as mentioned previously, began performing very slowly and soon was unusable. Reasonable efforts at fixing the problem did not resolve it, so I located and updated a spare from the counselor’s office. Then there was a problem with credentials for an admin user. After resolving that problem, I installed the Wengage student information application and Google Chrome. The overall problem is now resolved and I will persue efforts to get help with her original computer.
Samantha Adkins – was absent and I got a request to assist with her login credentials so that the sub could follow her lesson plan. The keyboard and trackpad were unresponsive. Restart, resetting PRAM, and disk repair did not work. Reinstalled the OS, but it will not complete startup. Working on preparing her a spare.
Karen Townley – reports fan issue with SmartBoard. Blew dust out of projector, no help (there is no filter on this model). Recommended ordering a replacement projector. All of this model SmartBoard (our major install base) are now past expected useful life. We have already replaced about four or five of these projectors.
District – completed inventory and organization of equipment that I will recommend for declaring as surplus.
District – spent the morning cleaning out the storage space in yearbook lab, inventorying the surplus for this summer and looking for the missing computer.
District – had my students stripping insulation off of scraped network cable to be repurposed by the art class.
District – began distributing ethernet to thumderbolt adapters to those teacher with replacement laptops (Bobby Carnes, Kenny Moore, Sandra Johnson, Jan Mullins). Will finish tomorrow.
District – tried to continue task of importing current student photos to the student information system, but the photography company did not use the CSV files we sent them to name the photos.
Middle School – continuing efforts to rehab the middle school secretary’s computer, but the Windows 7 restore feater was not turned on. Will try an exchange tomorrow.
District – disseminated a “best practices” for the announcement web log.
High School – spent the morning sanatizing the keyboards and mice in high school labs
Library – helped Michelle Yott locate the archive files for circulation software. Advised getting flash drive to do weekly backups.