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Technology Department News
(The Coronavirus Edition)
Student Chromebooks-Members of the Technology Department spent the last several days handing out Chromebooks to those students who do not have access to a computer at home. Over 300 Chromebooks along with power supplies were given to elementary, middle, and high school students. We also gave out roughly 100 mobile hotspots to those households without Internet access. The purpose of this program is to facilitate homebound on-line learning while Pennsylvania schools are closed due to the Cononavirus outbreak.
To facilitate the “delivery” of these Chromebooks, multiple drive up stations were setup in the parking lot of the Kennett High School. One station was used to verify the student’s ID number, and a second station was used to hand out the laptops, power supplies, and hot spots. Members of the Technology Department were gloved and masked and maintained “social distancing” during the handout.
Our Delivery Station Members of the Tech Department Ready to Hand Out Laptops (or rob a bank!)
Another round of Chromebook delivery to students was held (again at the KHS parking lot) on April 15. Over 400 Chromebooks and 200 mobile hotspots were given out to students during a very hectic day.
This was the fourth round of student Chromebook handouts since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. To date, the Technology Department has given out over 1200 Chromebooks to Kennett students.
For Teachers and Staff
*Mike Donovan from our Tech Department has discovered the The Digital Resource Jackpot!
(this is a must see for both students and teachers!)
*This is a great resource for teachers using Zoom sessions with students:
Note: We are transitioning staff and administrative email services from Microsoft Outlook to Microsoft Office 365. Once your account has been transitioned, you will notice that visually Office 365 is much smoother than Outlook. We will also be transitioning from Zoom teleconferencing to Microsoft Teams.
*To find out what else is going on in the Technology Department, check out the Kennection Newsletter.
*Please refer to KCSD Services and Programs for a comprehensive list of all technology systems/programs and the staff member(s) that provide support for these program.
*Here are some helpful tips for New Staff
*See What Other School Districts are Doing… Check Out Technology in the Classroom
*One of Our Own is an Aspiring Best-Sellling Author. Joy Rosser (KMS Sixth Grade Science) and co-author Anthony Barber have written Sharing Mindsets: Where Classrooms and Businesses Meet.
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