Not much time to post lately– too many simultaneous projects underway:
- Migration work to Veracross
- Recent completion of Open Air lab
- Soon-to-launch Chronos Blog System built on Drupal
- 48 more wireless access points to be installed
- Projector and Document Camera Research
- Sudden loss of School Internet Connection for nine hours
- New 100 mbit Internet connection coming in June
- Purchase planning for May/June, next year’s computers
- Moodle development plans and integration
- Hosting visiting teams (fun!) looking at tech
There’s more, of course. A few notes on the above:
- We’re leaning toward NEC NP510W EDU projectors for high resolution and 3000 lumens. We have two, but one had reliability issues, so we have ordered a third for testing. Excellent image quality at HD.
- We should have a redundant ADSL connection on the new 100 mbit Fiber that will even carry over the public IP range to the ADSL if the fiber is down.
- I’ll report soon on our hopefully unified G/N single cell, load balancing wireless network.
- Drupal is fun, but it’s like creating a statue out of big block of marble, which sometimes cracks. I’ll post some screen shots of our blog/portfolio system once it has student users starting this week.
- I want others of you to buy a bunch of iPads and give clear and informative reports about them, so I don’t have to worry about them for awhile…
- Spent all day at work yesterday trying to get our Internet service provider to restore service.
- I really like the sleek Lenovo X200S laptop I just bought for my own use, but I’m still not certain that Lenovo could provide custom builds in adequate time for us, as Dell does.
- The three Eno boards we installed last summer (with ultra short throw Hitachi projectors) are being used, loved by one, mixed reviews from others.
- I ordered a Lumens DC265 Document Camera to compare/contrast with our aging Avervisions. I like the idea of two real lamps for light, higher rez, HDMI to the new projectors. I don’t like the poor lighting of the Avervisions.
Okay, that’s enough for now. I promise images of the Open Air lab and the Chronos system later this week.
Right now, I must do my Yachtmaster homework (mostly chart navigation) if I’m going to pass the test in 10 days…