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Student Linux Laptops Presentation

At our March IU13 Technology Directors meeting, I joined several district colleagues for a sharing session on student 1:1 programs. The discussion was titled: “1:1 Implementation: Choosing the Right Device”. I spoke about our Penn Manor’s guiding principles, open source philosophy, student apprenticeship help desk program, and how Linux offers unique learning options for students and teachers. Slides from my potion […]

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Amazing August Tech Updates

The summer months are always a time of intense activity for district staff. Penn Manor’s IT Team has worked ardently to prepare for the 2014-2015 school year. Here are a few project highlights from a summer that felt entirely too short! Centralized Online Student Registration After a successful spring trial of online Kindergarten registration, we implemented centralized online registration for all new […]

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The Laptops Have Landed!

After a year of planning, Penn Manor High School has officially launched a 1:1 computing program. Laptops are in the hands of approximately 1700 students! Here are a few fast facts and notes about the unique program: Each student received an Acer TravelMate TMB113 laptop, mouse, flash disk and case. Kits were distributed, by grade […]