C’est la guerre

Well, it’s crunch time. We in a battle to “fire up” for the new year and implement both new and existing systems and programs.

EdLine is moving along fine– we’ve done focus group meetings with faculty and successfully done our first trial uploads of data (that creates sites and users). We think she’ll roll.

GradeQuick plans are not running as smoothly– we were told our Web version may not be active until the end of September, which would pretty much be a disaster. They’re fedex-ing us the Network Version, but it’s going to be a bear to hit all the US faculty laptops again to install and configure clients. We’d like to use GradeQuick to do private missing assignments reports to students on EdLine.

We’re finalizing a custom-made web database for parents to record volunteer hours, and sign-ups for comittees, etc. We upgraded to Lasso 8.5 to help us customize the online database to our FileMaker Pro information system.

I’m meeting with most off the Lower School teachers for technology plans for this year. I think we’ll have our first poetry and reading group discussions podcasts created by the fourth grade students.

PaperCut is coming online, but causing some tricks for OS X users.

Our two new Xservers are almost working within planned parameters (serving home folders and doing Workgroup Manager, for clients that use AD authentication).

We’re adding a second Zoomerang account, because we use it so much for online surveys. Our revised parent email lists are almost complete. I had a serious meeting about how to revise our curriculum map yesterday as well.

Anyway, it’s a blitz. I think I want to go sailing…

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