Happy Birthday! Today the PM Technology Blog is officially 5 years old. Over the past several years, blog readership has grown at a steady clip–we are just shy of 28,000 visits. During this time, technology has transformed at a mind-melting pace. Consider that in July 2007: MySpace was the king of social media with 70 [...]
I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone in the Penn Manor community the best for 2011. We’ve had an extraordinary number of student and staff accomplishments over the past 12 months. I look forward to new innovations, ideas and successes in the coming year and wish you all a very happy 2011.
Penn Manor students and staff were prominently featured at the PA Educational Technology Conference (PETE&C) this past week. On Sunday, Shelby Foster conduced a pre-conference workshop on Moodle basics. Monday featured two poster sessions from Pequea staff: Kevin Bower and Carin Leisure. Kevin demoed the Tech-it-Out parent tech showcase initiative while Carin showed off her [...]
Microsoft Office has long been the de-facto program for word processing, spreadsheets and presentation creation. That standard comes with a price. Even with educational discounts, MS Office can be a costly program to license, upgrade and maintain. Over the past few years, independent open-source software developers have created several free alternatives to Word, Excel and [...]
James, Shawn and I spent the morning transferring approximately 4000 pounds of obsolete and dead computer equipment from a storage area under the high school gym into a large box truck provided by EZ PC Recycling. As you might have thought, the process wasn’t much fun. We had to lift all sorts of heavy PC [...]