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Apple Order Has Been Placed

February 26, 2010 Leave a comment

I am extremely excited.  After years of being in the dark ages, in terms of the technology in my district, things are finally beginning to change.

Today I received confirmation that my order for Macbook Pro laptop computers for every teacher in my district has been received and is being processed.  That is 665 Macbook Pro computers!

In addition, I ordered enough iMac computers to create 12, 30 user labs.

Now it comes down to careful planning for and proper staff training for a successful integration and acceptance of these new Macs in my historically PC/Microsoft-based environment.

Excited, but nervous.  With an anticipated delivery date of mid-April, I have a lot of work to do in a short amount of time to get ready.

Polyvision eno interactive whiteboards…one step closer. Macs are in the works too!

February 5, 2010 2 comments

Though it seems like forever, it has really been 3 years in the making.

My eno bid specification was made available to vendors on 02-Feb-2010.  The voters first approved the initiative at the end of 2007.  Due to a variety of obstacles, including many personnel changes, it has taken far too long to get to this point.  That said, I am once again very excited and optimistic about the project.

While the project is a multi-million dollar technology initiative, one of the largest parts is the addition of the eno boards and projectors.  After much research and leg work, we are finally committing to outfitting 518 classrooms with eno interactive boards, wall mounted projectors and sound systems.

As part of unconnected project, at about the same time, we are also looking to provide every teacher with a Macbook Pro notebook computer to connect to the new boards and projectors.

Full plate!

If all goes well, my teachers will be very happy and their classrooms nicely outfitted by the end of April.

More to come.

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