Technology Update #14

In this Issue

In this, the last technology update email of the semester, we cover just 1 topic: the 2017 refresh! Throughout the past couple of weeks we’ve sent out MANY emails pertaining to specific parts of the technology refresh. With the amount of email’s that teachers have to deal with this time of year, I thought it would be nice to have everything in one spot!

Your One Stop Source

TL;DR: Click on the link below to get taken to Area 66 where all of our communication has been posted. All information on Area 66 is public and can be shared with interested parties.
Link to ALL 2017 Refresh communication (current and future):

Direct Links to Specific Communication

Technology Refresh Timeline and Procedures for Certified Staff and Administrators
We are at the point where we are able to publicize the procedures and timeline for the 2017 Technology Refresh. Please read the below carefully and complete the required steps.

End of Year Elementary Technology Procedures
As we conclude the 2016-17 school year there are a few housekeeping items that need to be completed on both your student’s iPads and your own. Please complete the steps (In order) before the end of the year.

Pre-Flight Procedures for Laptop Data Transfer
With the 2017 technology refresh, the new teacher MacBook Air’s will have a 128GB drive, compared to the 256GB drive that the current devices have. What does this mean for you? If you have a very full drive you will not be able to simply copy everything over. Click to learn more!

iPad Backup Procedures
Data backup is extremely important when using any device. This guide is designed to provide instructions on how to backup school files to Google Drive (teachers + students) and iCloud (teachers).

Staff Technology Sale Information
If you are interested in the laptops and iPads that we will soon be making available for purchase, please read the information below carefully.

Public Sale Information
Westside Community Schools will be offering iPad 4’s with Retina Display, 11″ MacBook Air laptops, and 3rd Generation Apple TV’s for sale to the public at Westside High School (8701 Pacific) from 9AM to 4PM on June 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. This does not happen every year, only when new devices will be purchased and brought in for use in the upcoming school year.


As always, if you ever have any technology integration related questions, please let us know. We are happy to work with you to design lessons, develop workflows and even come into your classes and work with you and your students.