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Technology News

May 2019

Online student portfolios are a great way to showcase student work and show growth over time. Google Sites could be a perfect tool for you and your students to create digital portfolios. It integrates with all of your favorite G Suite tools, easy to use and a natural go-to for publishing student work. Portfolios are a great way for students to demonstrate learning and reflect on their growth and progress over time. Talk to a Technology Integration Specialist in your building if you need help getting started with Google Sites.

Infinite Campus is making significant changes to its mobile app. Campus Portal (Apple, Android) will be replaced with Campus Student (Apple, Android) and Campus Parent (Apple, Android). These changes will affect students and parents who use mobile app to access Infinite Campus. Read more about these important changes to Campus Portal.

On Tuesday, April 16th we successfully upgraded all of the Barre Schools phone systems to the same software version. We have five phone systems - ACT, BSU, BCEMS, BTMES, SHS/CVCC. It took about an hour to upgrade each phone software to the latest stable version. The phones were unavailable during the upgrade process, but services were restored as soon as we completed the process.

Dynamic Landscapes 2019: Some of our teachers will attend this annual conference held at Champlain College on May 20 and 21, 2019. Dynamic Landscapes is a technology conference for K-12 educators from across the state of Vermont. Attendees include administrators, classroom teachers, librarians, and tech integration specialists (among others). This year's theme is Empowered Learning for All. Highlights of the event include thought-provoking sessions, hands-on learning opportunities, presentations by students, keynote speakers, social and networking events, and more!

Thank you to all those who participated and gave us feedback to help determine whether or not we should change the staff email format as we transition from Barre Supervisory Union to Barre Unified Union School District. We received almost 300 responses. The largest number of respondents voted to keep the format the way it currently is.