Wireless Upgrade for Our Schools

The bids are in and the contract signed for a wireless upgrade for the District. And none too soon. As the 2013-2014 school year has progressed increasing numbers of teachers and students access the wireless for instruction and learning. The growth in the number of laptops, tablets, and phones being used for learning means that…

An Hour of Code

Nearly a hundred students and parents attended An Hour of Code at Blue Heron Middle School on the evening of December 12th. Students from PT  High School, Blue Heron and Grant Street schools tried out several coding programs made available through Code.org to celebrate Computer Science Education Week. Diane Lashinsky, Blue Heron principal, along with Jed…

Outlook 2010 Shared Calendars: Here’s How

Have you used the shared calendar features on Outlook? With a click of a button, you can  share a calendar with others to add to or simply view a calender. By using shared calendars, staff can create a calendar for scheduling the use of a shared room, for example, or reserving shared technology.  Staff can sign up…

November 2013

It has been a very busy fall quarter in terms of technology initiatives within the district. Certainly, there have been many challenges moving from our old First Class email program to MS Outlook; but it looks like we’ve crossed that bridge safely. Noanet has connected us to a whole new broadband service level, at long…

October 25, 2013

Hello PT Staff; I’ve meant to publish a technology newsletter for some time now. Each time I’ve sat down to take care of this task, I’ve been foiled. But today, I’m bound and determined to dodge any distraction that comes my way. It’s certainly time to bring you up to date technology-wise; insofar as that’s…