Due to a forthcoming departure from my IT team, I’m in search of a full-time, technology support hero. The position’s primary duties include the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of IT hardware and software and desk-side tech support for teachers, staff and students in a complex, multi-platform, mixed-vendor academic setting. Excellent customer service skills, superior interpersonal [...]
As of Sunday evening, we are experiencing technical issues with our district email server. IT engineers are working to resolve the problems as quickly as possible. At this time, no other district servers or systems are impacted. Update: As of Monday morning, all issues have been resolved and webmail is once again functioning normally.
Penn Manor’s libraries are benefiting from a major upgrade to their online catalogs and circulation software. This August, all 10 district libraries will begin using a new library management system titled: Koha. Following the open source model, Koha is a free, community-driven library management system developed by worldwide teams of programmers and librarians. Koha is [...]
I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the new Penn Manor School District official website. Our new design has been in development for the past 4 months and represents a significant modernization of our primary community site. The new site is build on the outstanding WordPress content management engine and features a host of new [...]
For the past several years, Apple has run a summer educational promo offering a free iPod touch with the purchase of a Mac laptop or desktop. The offer is again open to college students and educational staff at both schools and colleges. This year, Apple is offering a free 8GB, 2nd generation iPod touch. Check [...]
The following district technology status report was originally published in the Above and Beyond Summer 2010 community newsletter. While the rate of progress and innovation in communications, engineering, medicine, science, and technology continues to accelerate, the need for professionals with innovative new skills becomes critical. As an educational community, we are challenged to prepare students [...]
We are pleased to be offering Penn Manor teachers and staff a menu of 20 individual technology workshops this summer. Sessions range from old favorites such as Blogging, Podcasting, Moodle, iWork and Online Safety to new workshops on Mimio Interactive tools, Glogster, GoogleDocs and other popular instructional technology resources. The PM IT Team would like [...]
A reminder that Penn Manor will host a free workshop on “Blogging Basics” at 6PM, Wednesday April 14th. Have you considered creating a easy-to-manage website for your small business? If so, blogs are ideal communication tools for small businesses and self-employed entrepreneurs. This session will cover the basics of creating a free blog for business, [...]