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Technology News

February 2020

Staff wifi update: The network team has worked hard to ensure that our staff wifi is more reliable and secure. There were a few changes made to the login process. You are now required to type in your full email address (include @buusd.org) and your email password when accessing the staff wifi. If you already do so, then you are all set. If you logged in earlier without @buusd.org, you would need to "forget the network" on your phone and repeat the login process. Here is the documentation on how to login if you need it. Thank you for your patience with us as we worked to streamline the process.

Microsoft Online available to all staff and students:  BUUSD is a G Suite for Education district, but if you or your students are Microsoft fans and would love to use Microsoft Office products sometimes in the classroom, you are in luck. Office 365 Education is available to all staff and students for free. All you need to do is sign up with your school email address, and you are good to go. You will have online access to the following products, among others: 

  • Word                                                                          
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Forms
  • OneDrive and many others.

If you are interested, click to get started. 

Classroom digital content use survey: As we continue to seek out more ways to support our learning community, we want to hear from you about your classroom digital content usage. This survey allows you to share your viewpoint on the challenges you face with using digital tools in the classrooms. You will be able to share your thoughts on some of the following: how you use technology to facilitate learning, obstacles you face while using technology, challenges you encounter when identifying and requesting digital tools, and so on. By participating today in this 10 minutes survey, you are helping ensure that your voice is heard as we continue to grow and improve the technology available at our schools. Here is the survey link


Technology Workshop offerings: The SHS Tech Integrationist is continuing to offer a series of technology workshops during AM Block in the eClassroom. The February Workshops will take place from Wednesday 2/12 to Friday 2/14 and again from Wednesday 2/19 to Friday 2/21 from 7:40 am - 8: 10 am. Participants will learn how to use Nearpod and PearDeck to increase students' engagement in the classrooms. We are looking to start district free trials to pilot these two programs. If you are interested in signing up for the workshop, please reach out to the Tech Integrationist in your building for more information.