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Fillmore Central School

Technology Plan


July 20
12



June 20
14








Enter to learn; go forth to
serve






Fillmore Central School

104 West Main Street

Fillmore, NY 14735

Office: (585) 567 2289

Fax: (585) 567 2105




Main Contact:

Wendy Butler Ed.D.

Phone: (585)
567
-
4432

wbutler@fillmorecsd.org



FCS Technology Plan Website

http://www.fillmorecsd.org

http://www.fillmorecsd.org/113810817143743607/site/default.asp


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TABLE OF CONTENTS



District Mission Statement

______________________________________________ 3

Introduction

___________________________________________________________ 4


D
escription of District

_____________________________________________
______ 4


Stakeholders

___________________________________________________________ 5


Technology Vision

_____________________________________________________ 6


Goals

___________________________________________________________
_____ 6

Plans of Action

_________________________________________________________ 7

Professional Development Strategies

________________________________________ 10

Technology Delivery _____________
_______________________________________ 19

Communication

_________________________________________________________ 20

Collaboration ____________________________________________________________ 22

Technical Support/Ma
intenance

____________________________________________ 22


Current status of Technology ______________________________________________ 23

Hardware Acquisitions & Needs
______________________________________________ 26

Increase Access _
_________________________________________________________ 27

Budget

________________________________________________________________ 29

Evaluation

______________________________________________________________


30

Communication of Technolo
gy Plan ________________________________________ 30

Internet Safety/ Internet Content Filtering Policy
_____________________________


35





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Long Range

Technology Plan


July 20
12


June 2014




District Mission Statement


Our philosophy is based upon the recognition that education is a life
-
long process and does not
terminate when the student leaves the formal process and does not cease when the student leaves the
formal education provided by our school district.


The Boar
d of Education should provide a comprehensive and academically challenging education for
all students in an atmosphere that will stimulate and develop the student’s intellectual, moral, social
and physical development
--

in order to prepare each student fo
r responsible participation in the
family, workplace and in the American democratic society.


Within the economic means of the District, it is the Board’s responsibility to provide an opportunity
for students to develop a mastery of the basic skills of le
arning, thinking and problem solving in the
various areas of endeavor.


Finally, once given these opportunities for success, it will be up to the students to determine at what
level they will attain their goals.


Introduction




Our goal at Fillmore Central School is to ensure that each child achieve skill levels that will enable
each student to reach his or her full potential. It is our responsibility to empower our students to
become independent learners and responsible, product
ive members of society.


The following Technology Plan is an adaptable and ever evolving document that will be our guide for
the use of current technology to serve as a pathway that will empower our students to become
independent learners and responsible,

productive members of society. This document will be evaluated
and modified yearly.





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Description



Fillmore Central School is a rural school district in Northern Allegany County with a history of
providing a quality education for all students.

The Dis
trict has approximately 7
26

students in grades
PreK through 12. There are currently 65 teaching staff members with
3

administrators. We are
housed in one building which is divided into Elementary, Middle and High School.

Fillmore is a close
-
nit community

with a Pre
-
K
-
12 enrollment, in accordance with the 20
09
-
20
10

school report card, of
7
26

students,
13.18
% of whom are classified as students with disabilities.



Fillmore is classified as a rural school district with high student needs in relation to the district
resource capacity.

The District per pupil expenditure for the
2008
-
09

school year was $
8,354

for
general education students ($
964

less than similar schoo
ls and $
2520

less than all NYS public schools),
and $
16,711

for students with disabilities ($
4,683

less than similar schools and $
9,840

less than all
NYS public sc
hools).

Within the District, 36
% of the student population recei
ves free lunches, 14
%
receiv
e reduced lunches, and 41
-
50% receives public assistance. Fillmore Central relies heavily on state
and federal aid to support education because of the limited resource capacity of the community.
Fillmore receives approximately 65% of its revenue from state

funds, 4% of its revenue from federal
funds, and only 18% of its revenue from local funds.



Stakeholders



FCS Board of Education


Thomas Parmenter


Board of Education President

Marcus Dean



Board of Education Vice President

Paul Cronk



Trustee

Judy
Hodnett



Trustee

Faith Roeske



Trustee


FCS Technology Committee


Gina Baker

Chairperson









Wendy Butler



T
echnology Coordinator
/

Director of Curriculum/ Special Education

Tricia Ellsworth

Business Teacher

Molly Heaney


Math Teacher

William Hunter

Science Teacher

Mary Kay Kelley

English Teacher

Bill Brown


Elementary

Teacher

Micah Rust


Social Studies Teacher

Kyle Faulkner



Principal

Stacy James

Parent Representative




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Vision



We envision student
-
citizens who are considerate, thoughtful, cooperative, self
-
reliant, and self
disciplined. With these personal qualities as a foundation, our children w
ill become decision
-
makers,
problem
-
solvers, life
-
long learners, effective communicators, responsible parents, and civic
-
minded
individuals. By striving for excellence in a diversified curriculum our children will be prepared to use
the ever
-
changing techn
ology, become good stewards of the environment, appreciate and respect the
fine arts, and maintain a sense of wellness.


Graduates of Fillmore Central School will be prepared to be responsible American citizens who are
members of the world community.

Exiting Standards

Through successful completion of a rigorous academic curriculum, Fillmore Central School graduates
will:

A.

Demonstrate self
-
discipline by assuming responsibility for personal learning and wellness.

B.

Communicate effectively by using a varie
ty of media and methods for different audiences and
purposes.

C.

Demonstrate responsible citizenship by interacting with society in a cooperative, productive
and informed manner.

D.

Think critically by gathering and processing information through various sources
, strategies
and technologies.



Goals





Provide policy and procedures that are essential to keep the District computer systems
operating effectively and securely and make certain that staff and students are aware of these
policies.


Provide continuing t
raining to administrators, teachers and staff in current technology,
software, and web applications.


Provide continuing integration of technology into the classroom to prepare students for the
workplace of today and the future.


Continue to enhance communic
ation within the District and parents.


Continue to preserve and build partnerships







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Plan of Action


All activities are designed to address the NYS computer Technology Key ideas and *ISTE National
Educational Technology Standards as tools for the
design, modeling, information processing,
communication and system control, and to greatly increase human productivity and knowledge.


*

http://cnets.iste.org/currstands/cstands
-
netst.html
.



Goal 1
:
Provide policy and procedures that are essential to keep the District computer


systems operating effectively and securely and make certain that staff and students

are aware of these policies.









Actions needed to

achieve goal

Staff
Development

Person(s)
Responsible


Indication of Success

ISTE

A new Student Acceptable Use
Policy Agreement needs to be
drafted and presented to the
Board for acceptance.

N/A

FCS
Technology
Committee

June 201
2

June 201
3

June 201
4

New

AUP ready and
placed in the 2011


2012

Student
Handbook.

NETS
-
T

4a,c


NETS
-
S

5a

Publish the new Student AUP
in the Sep
tember 2012


2014
Student Handbook and
presented to students and
parents.

N/A


FCS
Technology
Committee

September 201
2

September
201
3

September 201
4


Document to be
published in the new
student handbook and
presented to parents
and students.


NETS
-
T

4a, c


NETS
-
S

5a

Parents should sign the policy
when enrolling their child in
the district or when their child
enters 5
th

grade. These signed
policies are kept on file until
their child graduates or leaves
the district.

Presentation
and
explanation
of rules are
given to
students (and
parents if
necessary)
when the
policies are
originally
signed.


FCS
Technology
Committee
Me
mber

September 201
2

September 201
3

September 201
4


Presentation and
Signing of Acceptable
Use Policy Agreement


NETS
-
T

4a

3c


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Goal
2
:
Provide continuing training to administrators, teachers and staff in current technology,
software, and web
applications
.



Actions needed to

achieve goal

Staff
Development

Person(s)
Responsible

Date each action will
be Completed

Indication of Success

ISTE

Provide training sessions
during Staff Development
Days.

In
-
service

WNYRIC
staff and/or
CSLO staff

CABOCES

August 31,201
2

August 31,201
3

August 31,201
4

verbal feedback from
learners

NETS
-
T

5a, b, c, d

One on one training and/or
small group training
throughout the school year
during Professional
Development Days.

In
-
service

WNYRIC
staff and/or
CSLO
staff

CABOCES

June 30, 201
2

June 30, 201
3

June 30, 201
4

verbal feedback from
learner

NETS
-
T

5a, b, c, d

Participate in CSLO and
Model Schools service with
the WNYRIC to obtain and
schedule technology training
classes

CLSO &
Model
Schools

WNYRIC
and/or
CSLO
Staff


5Days each year

Verbal feedback from
learners

NETS
-
T

5a, b, c, d

Summer technology
workshops for all teachers

In
-
service

WNYRIC
&/or CSLO
Staff

CABOCES

August 31,201
2

August 31, 201
3

August 31, 201
4

Verbal feedback from
learners

NETS
-
T

5a, b,
c, d



Goal 3
:

Provide continuing integration of technology into the classroom to prepare students for
the workplace of today and the workplace of the future.



Actions needed to

achieve goal

Staff
Development

Person(s)
Responsible

Date each action will
be Completed

Indication of Success

ISTE

NYS TECH

Teachers in grades PreK
-
12
using presentation software;
for example MS PowerPoint,
for instructional purposes.

In
-
service

WNYRIC
&/or CSLO
Staff

year on year

Students are
comfortable and
familiar with
presentation software
and recognize it when
they see it outside of
the school
environment.


NYS Tech 5


NETS
-
T

2a,b,c,d

Some teachers choose to
access the blogging part of the
FCS Web Page to instruct
their students on
current
events and discussion of
topics in the classroom.

In
-
service


WNYRIC
&/or CSLO
Staff

year on year

The teacher is able to
display a successful
outcome of
communication
between the students.

NYS Tech 5


NETS
-
T

2a

3a,d

4b

Teachers choose to take part

in the Podcasting and/or
Vodcasting part on the new
FCS Web Page allowing
students to research and then
publish their learning on the
website.

In
-
classroom

WNYRIC
&/or CSLO
Staff

year on year

Learning is posted on
the teacher’s webpage
for students and
p
arents to see. It can
also be locked so that
it is safe so only the
chosen can see it.


NYS Tech 5


NETS
-
T

2a

3a, d

4b


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Goal 4
:

Continue to enhance communication within the Fillmore Central School District

and parents
.







Goal 5:

Continue to preserve and build partnerships.

The continuing collaboration of the Long
-
distance learning,
BOCES Vocational Programs, technology
training, CSLO Model Schooling, MediaNet Resources, Science Kits, Web resources
(
www.TheSchoolLibrary.com
)

are

all essential elements to empower our students to be
stimulated and develop the
student’s intellectual, moral, social and physical development
--

in order to prepare each student for
responsible participation in the family, workplace and in the American democratic society.


Fillmore will continue to reach ou
t to the surrounding communities for opportunities in building new
partnerships, such as Houghton College, and St. Bonaventure University. The Technology Committee
will meet monthly to review the opportunities.

(ISTE/NETA
-
T 1(a, b, d), 3d, and 5(a, b, c,
d).




Actions
needed to

achieve goal

Staff
Development

Person(s)
Responsible

Date each action will
be Completed

Indication of Success

ISTE

Increased parent
understanding of use and
access to the Power School
website information.

Parent
training

Teachers

On
-
going

Increased student
achievement on NYS
assessment on all
grade levels

NETS
-
T

4b, d

3c

Increased parent access to the
FCS Home Page and the
individual teacher pages that
are located for parent access
to show what is going on in
the classroom and easy access
to the teacher.

Parent
training

Teachers

On
-
going

Increased student
achievement on NYS
assessment on all
grade levels

NETS
-
T

4b, d

3c


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Professional Development Strategies


The District will provide staff training that will empower teachers and administrators with the
necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to create and implement projects using technology as a
tool to increas
e and enhance student learning.


Annual Goal:


K
-
12 teachers and administrators will actively participate in a minimum of 35 hours of professional
development activities to increase student success and encourage professional growth.




Every K
-
12 teacher
and administrator will attend and/or actively participate in professional
development activities an average of 35 hours per school year (175 hours over 5 years) to
address identified District, standard team and/or grade level goals.



Every K
-
12 teacher and
administrator will write at least two annual, self
-
directed goals that
will focus on the areas of professional competency outlined by New York State and the
District Annual Professional Performance Review plan.



All personnel will receive training in school

violence prevention and intervention training
annually, as per Commissioner’s Regulation (100.2dd).



All teachers new to the district will be assigned a mentor for a minimum of one school year.


Professional Development Activities

The professional developm
ent committee has determined that professional development activities will encompass,
but will not be limited to the following types of activities to fulfill the 35
-
hour requirement of professional
development. Professional development activities should b
e connected to each individual’s goals to fulfill the
professional development requirement. Professional development activities may include:



Workshops/ conferences


Curriculum development/ alignment

o

Peer review activities

o

Mentoring activities

o

Superintende
nt’s day in
-
service training

o

Standard team meetings

o

Parallel assessment development

o

Graduate course work


Original research work

o

Grant writing


Training in the use of educational technology and technology integration


Self
-
tutorial programs


Applying for and
obtaining National Board Certification


Creating and developing classroom teaching materials for publication


Peer coaching


Working with a consultant in a classroom to introduce new initiative


Professional book study





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Specific professional development
programs to be implemented will include:

1.

Differentiated instruction

2.

Instructional strategies

3.

Direct Reading Instruction


Starting Over


Orton
-
Gillingham method of reading instruction


Waterford Early Reading

4.

Technology Integration


Microsoft office
technology integration


Smart board instructional integration


Virtual field trips


iPads


AV Rovers

5.

Step
-
Up to Writing

6.

N
YS Assessments and Requirements

7.

Common Core Curriculum


Each teacher and administrator to show evidence of professional development parti
cipation will keep
documentation of Professional Development activities. Documentation shall include:


Certificates of workshop completion


Standard team meeting minutes, indicating participants present


Meeting attendance/ documentation form


Publicized work


Complete research work/ grants


Parallel assessments


Written curriculum


Professional Staff development is the key for successful integration of technology into the curriculum.
Fillmore has based its professional development strategy to align with the ISTE National Educational
Technology Standards plan for teachers and student, and may be viewed online at:
http://cnets.iste.org/currstands/cstands
-
netst.html
.


Teachers will have
the opportunity for professional development days throughout the year in
technology from the following resources:


CSLO Model School
COSER 529


Cattaraugus
-
Allegany BOCES
COSER 517

Cattaraugus
-
Allegany Teacher Center






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Technology Benchmarks


Identify and

describe the function of the major components of a computer system.


Grades K
-
4 each stress components of a computer system so that students will be
familiar with the parts of a computer system.


Use the computer as a tool for generating and drawing ideas.


Grades 1
-
6 use Fast

ForWord and Waterford to expand learning abilities


Use a computer system to connect to and access needed information from various
Internet sites.


All of our teachers are using the Internet to access information and asking students
to fi
nd information on various topics to fulfill various course requirements.


Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.

Our school has made a commitment to increase the number of computers students can ac
cess. We have
in the two past years added 6
-
7 computers to each of the Elementary classrooms. We are showing
them on a continual basis how to search and retrieve information on various topics so that they can
become more productive in the classroom and in
life.



Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, and experts.


Students utilize distance learning to take part in learning that would not be reachable without this
form of telecommunications. Many of our

students also use email to send messages to instructors and
receive messages back


Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. Students
use technology tools to process data and report results. Students e
valuate and select new information
resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.

All of our teachers are using the Internet to access information and asking students to find information
on various topics to fulfil
l various course requirements.





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Integration Benchmarks

First Grade

Terminology and Computer Care

Computer Skills

Keyboarding



Identifies touchable terminology
including: monitor, computer,
mouse, keyboard, printer, disk, and
disk drives.



Points to operational terminology
including: menu and cursor.



Shows proper care of computer
equipment especially the keyboard.



Understands when a problem
occurs, you ask an adult for help.



Demonstrates the ability to click
an
d double click the mouse.



Opens own programs.



Corrects own work with the help of
an adult.



Identifies and uses alphabet and
number keys.



Makes capital letters using two
hands and the shift key.



Uses caps lock key onl
y when
typing several words and only when
it is appropriate to do so.



Knows the difference between the
letter “O” and zero “0”.



Leaves one space between words
and at the end of a sentence.



Uses function keys such as: enter,
tab, the

space bar, and the
backspace key when they are
needed.

Projects

Programs

Learning Behaviors



Types sentences from hard copy



Types spelling works



Open Office, Scholastic, Starfall,
Accelerated Reader, PBS,
Nickelodeon,
Yahooligans
,



Water Early Literacy



Student Writing Center




Demonstrates the ability to stay at
their computers on
task.



Practices responsible use of
technology systems and software.



Follows visual prompts when the
projector is used.






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Second Grade

Fillmore Central School

Technology Skills


Terminology and Computer Care

Computer Skills

Keyboarding



Identifies touchable terminology
including: monitor, computer, mouse,
keyboard, printer, disk, and disk drives.



Uses the proper operational
terminology including: icon, menu bar,
and cursor



Shows proper care of computer
equipment
especially the keyboard.



Understands when a problem occurs,
you ask an adult for help.



Demonstrates the ability to
click and double click the
mouse.



Opens own programs.



Demonstrates the ability to
scroll.



Prints work

with the help of an
adult.



Discovers the drop down
menus.

Makes capital letters using two hands
and the shift key.



Uses caps lock key only when typing
several words and only when it is
appropriate to do so.



Knows the difference
between the
letter “O” and zero “0”.



Leaves one space between words and
at the end of a sentence.



Uses function keys such as: enter, tab,
the space bar, and the backspace key
when they are needed.


Projects

Programs

Writing/Editing Skills



Types sentences from hard copy



Types spelling works



Begins some creative writing using the
computer.



Open Office, Scholastic,
Starfall, Accelerated Reader,
PBS, Nickelodeon,
Yahooligans
,



Water Early Literacy



Student Writing Center




Corrects own work.



Attempts to do creative thin
gs with
the programs that are provided.


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Third Grade

Fillmore Central School

Technology Skills


Terminology and Computer Care

Computer Skills

Keyboarding



Identifies touchable
terminology including:
monitor, computer, mouse,
keyboard,
printer, disk, and
disk drives.



Uses the proper operational
terminology including: icon,
menu bar, and cursor



Shows proper care of
computer equipment especially
the keyboard.



Understands when a problem
occurs, you ask an adult for
h
elp.



Sits properly for typing.



Fingers stay on home row.



Demonstrates proper key strokes.



Uses two hands for capital letters.



Keeps eye on screen.



Saves and opens won work on a file server.



Saves and
opens their own saved work.



Changes the size, style and color of text.



Inserts illustrations into work processing
projects.



Uses icons on the menu bar to copy/cut and
paste.

Makes capital letters using two
hands and the shift key.



Uses caps lock key only when
typing several words and only
when it is appropriate to do so.



Leaves one space between
words and at the end of a
sentence.



Types 15 wpm at the end of
the school year.



Uses function keys such as:
enter, tab, the space bar, and
the backspace key when they
are needed.


Projects

Programs

Writing/Editing Skills



Begins to use word processing
programs on the computer.



Letter typing using OpenOffice
and Apple Works



Creative
writing.



Research projects using
Internet



Writes children's book using
OpenOffice and AppleWorks



Develops Internet research
strategies.



AppleWorks,OpenOffice, Accelerated Reader,
FireFox, IE, Safari, Millikin Math program,
MicroType, Water Early Literacy




Corrects own work.



Attempts to do creative things
with the programs that are
provided.



Inserts illustrations into word
processing projects.



Uses spell check











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Fourth Grade

Fillmore

Central School

Technology Skills


Terminology and Computer Care

Computer Skills

Keyboarding



Identifies touchable terminology
including: monitor, computer,
mouse, keyboard, printer, disk,
and disk drives.



Uses the proper operational
terminology including: icon, menu
bar, and cursor



Shows proper care of computer
equipment especially the
keyboard.



Understands when a problem
occurs, you ask an adult for help.



Demonstrates the ability to
click and double click the
mouse.



Saves and opens their own
saved work from their
folders.



Proficiently uses the test
menu of the word processing
program.



Demonstrates the ability to
scroll.



Checks page layout before
printing (Is it pleasing to the
eye).



Prints independently.



Inserts picture.



Uses proper keyboarding skills for all
assignments.



Leaves one space between words and at the
end of a sentence.



Types 15 wpm when typing.

Internet/Projects

Programs

Writing/Editing Skills



Understands the terminology
needed to use the Internet.



Locates a website when the
address is provided.



Bookmarks websites that will be
used at a later time.



Copies materials from the web to
insert in
to AppleWorks/

OpenOffice



Takes notes from a website.



Types assignments using
AppleWorks/

OpenOffice word
processing.



Develops Internet research
strategies.



AppleWorks,OpenOffice,
Accelerated Reader, FireFox,
IE, Safari, Math program,
MicroType,




Appropriately indents paragraphs.



Proof reads and makes own corrections.



Uses spell check.



Uses the computer for creative writing.




Applies grammar skills that are age
appropriate.


Fifth Grade

Fillmore Central School

Technology Skills



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Fourth Grade

Terminology and Computer Care

Computer Skills

Keyboarding



Identifies touchable terminology
including: monitor, computer, mouse,
keyboard, printer, disk, and disk
drives.



Uses the proper operational
terminology including: icon, menu
bar, and cursor



Shows proper care of computer
equipment especially the keyboard.



Understands when a problem occurs,
you ask an a
dult for help.



Demonstrates the ability to click
and double click the mouse.



Saves and opens their own saved
work from their folders.



Proficiently uses the test menu of
the word processing program.



Demonstrates the ability t
o scroll.



Checks page layout before printing
(Is it pleasing to the eye).



Prints independently.



Inserts picture to project



Uses proper keyboarding skills for
all assignments.



Leaves one space between words
and at the

end of a sentence.



Types 20wpm when typing.

Internet/Projects

Programs

Writing/Editing Skills



Understands the terminology needed
to use the Internet.



Locates a website when the address is
provided.



Bookmarks websites that

will be used
at a later time.



Copies materials from the web to
insert into AppleWorks.



Takes notes from a website.



Types assignments using
AppleWorks word processing.



Develops Internet research strategies.



OpenOffice.
AppleWorks, various
Linux early learning programs,
TuxPaint, KidBiz, Accelerated
Reader, FireFox, IE, Safari, Math
programs



Using Windows, Mac, Linux
platforms,OPAC



Appropriately indents paragraphs.



Proof reads and makes own
corrections.




Uses spell check.



Uses the computer for creative
writing.



Applies grammar skills that are age
appropriate.







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Grades
7
-
12



Works cooperatively and collaboratively with peers using technology.


Demonstrates positive social behaviors when using technology.


Practices responsible use of technology systems and software.


Listens and follows oral directions
when they are provided.


Appropriate classroom presentations integrating technology


Follows visual prompts when the projector is being used.


Uses time wisely.


Recognizes similarities in programs and is able to adapt them to previously learned skills.


Use
art software/technology to create projects


Fifth/
Sixth

Grade

Fillmore Central School

Technology Skills


Terminology and Computer Care

Computer Skills

Keyboarding



Identifies touchable terminology
including: monitor, computer,
mouse, keyboard, printer, disk, and
disk drives.



Uses the proper operational
terminology including: icon, menu
bar, and cursor



Shows proper care of computer

equipment especially the keyboard.



Understands when a problem
occurs, you ask an adult for help.



Demonstrates the ability to click and
double click the mouse.



Saves and opens their own saved work
from their folders.



Profici
ently uses the test menu of the
word processing program.



Demonstrates the ability to scroll.



Checks page layout before printing (Is it
pleasing to the eye).



Prints independently.



Inserts picture.



Uses proper keyboard
ing
skills for all assignments.



Leaves one space between
words and at the end of a
sentence.



Types 15 wpm when typing.

Internet/Projects

Programs

Writing/Editing Skills



Understands the terminology needed
to use the Internet.



Locates a website when the address
is provided.



Bookmarks websites that will be
used at a later time.



Copies materials from the web to
insert into AppleWorks.



Takes notes from a website.



Types assignments using
AppleW
orks word processing.



Develops Internet research
strategies.

OpenOffice. AppleWorks, various Linux early
learning programs, TuxPaint, KidBiz, Bernie's
Typing Travels, Accelerated Reader, FireFox,
IE, Safari, Math programs, OPAC



Appropriatel
y indents
paragraphs.



Proof reads and makes own
corrections.



Uses spell check.



Uses the computer for
creative writing.



Applies grammar skills that
are age appropriate.



Knows letter format.



Knows bibliography
format.


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Technology Delivery


Fillmore has a dedicated room that accommodates distance learning and four mobile polycom units.
Through Cattaraugus
-
Allegany BOCES consortium, courses may be either sent or received by
Fil
lmore. Students also have the opportunity to attend virtual field trips using the distance learning
room or mobile polycom units in their classroom.


Teachers also have the opportunity to use Smart board’s technology to further aide and enhance
learning w
ithin the classroom.




Communication


The key to a successful educational environment is open communication between all parties involved.
Here at Fillmore Central School we make this an important

part of our District Mission.
This is
employed by using
the various policies listed below:


Every August before school starts the District Calendar is mailed to all residents. The calendar
includes the district directory and phone numbers, school board member information, staff names and
subjects taught, schoo
l policy information, event information, and sporting event schedule.


In September 2008 Fillmore Central School moved their school website hosting to
http://www.fillmorecsd.org

Our website is an important means
of communication within the school and
within the community. The school calendar has been uploaded into the website an
d is listed as
upcoming events.

Not only is it listed on the home page, it is also listed on

individual teacher
calendars.
The FCS Home pa
ge not only lists upcoming school and community events but also lists
district information, teacher and staff

directory, site shortcuts to Power School, Lotus Notes email
softwar
e; and many other useful sites.

The majority of teachers here at Fillmore in b
oth the elementary
and high school have classroom web pages. This enables them to publish assignments and further
communicate with students and parents.


At Fillmore Central School each teac
her is given an email account.
Parents are able to communicate
wit
h teachers
by using these email addresses.

This allows prompt replies under most circumstances.
Students are also provided email address when they are s
eniors or upon teacher request.

This allows
them to communicate with colleges and communicate with thei
r teachers and professors on projects.


Teachers at Fillmore Central School are required to use Power School software to take attendance and
create and keep up their gradebook. Power School is a web
-
based software that can be used on any
computer
that h
as internet capabilities.

This makes it very user friendly for their teachers because they
can do their gradin
g either in school or at home.
Power School also has a parent component for

any
student in grades 5
-

12.
The parent component gives the parents o
f any student in grades 5
-

12 an
opportunity to sign up f
or an account for their child.
Once an account has been created the parents can
track the progress of their child’s at
tendance and academic progress.

They can also see teacher
comments and then emai
l or call the teacher any time they feel the desire.



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Fillmore Central School has gone through a large building progress in the past year. At the point in
time it
is still not done; however, almo
st every classroom has a telephone. Each classroom that has
a
teleph
one is equipped with voicemail.

This voicemail system causes a light to glow on the telephone in
the classroom

when a message has been sent.
This is a very nice feature when a parent calls and a
teacher is out of the classroom or not abl
e to get to

the phone in time.
The teacher can then return the
call as soon as possible.


Each month Fillmore Central School also sends out a monthly newsletter to all in the community.
This newsletter includes various articles from faculty and staf
f.
There are arti
cles from the
administration about what is new in the school and articles from the teachers about what has
been
going on in the classroom.

If there is something new going on in the community this is also included
in the newsletter along with important name
s, dates and phone numbers.


In the near future our school is looking into ne
wer global communication ideas.

One idea we are
looking to impl
ement is a Broadcasting System.

This would allow automatic messages to be sent to
parents of students when there is

a problem in school or absent.

Another idea that is in the works is
Voiceover IP.


Seniors are also given an email account to be able to communicate wit
h

colleges.




Collaboration


The technology committee is made up of grade level representatives, department representatives,
administrators, Library Media Specialists, and the Technology Coordinator. All technology requests
and concerns are introduced to the technology committee on
a

monthly

basis. This information is then
coordinated by the Technology Coordinator and Curriculum Director. Matters of interest are then
brought to the District Technology Committee
.




Technical Support/Maintenance


Technical support is critical in order to be successful in
the maintaining of our current and future
technology needs.


Erie1 BOCES and Cattaraugus
-
Allegany BOCES provide us with many of our essential technical
support services. We currently have a Microc
omputer Technical Support Specialist for hardware
(Servers/workstation) and software support. In addition Erie 1 provides four days a week of Computer
Support Technician Support and 0.5 day a week Senior Microcomputer Technical Support Specialist.


Cattara
ugus
-
Allegany BOCES provides technical support for our Distance Learning classroom.






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Current status of Technology



Currently we have 5 wire closets located throughout the school connected by a fiber optic backbone
allowing data between the closets to
be transmitted at gigahertz speed, with the combination of CAT 5
and CAT 6 wiring to workstations. We have a total of 29 hubs/switch, 9 which have been upgraded to
Nortel 5510
-
48T (1 gigabyte).


Dell Servers:


E026DC2

File Server

E026DC3



File
Server/Domain Controller

EO26DC4



File Server/Domain Controller

Linux




File Server

Power School



Apps Server/Student Management

WinCap



Apps Server/Financial Management

Waterford



Apps Server/Waterford

Lotus Notes



A
pps Server/E
-
mail



Telecom Services:




Every classroom is equipped with a telephone line with internal and external capability
(access code), Nortel PBX system.



Long distance phone service is available in the either school office.



An E
-
mail server operates

district
-
wide using Lotus Notes e
-
mail package.



1 fiber distance learning classroom



Gig
-
E telecommunications line connecting to the Western New York Regional Information
Center



4

mobile polycom units



6 polycom units directly connected to teacher’s workst
ation


Work Stations and
P
ERIPHERALS
:


We are a district of diverse computers systems consisting of PC , Mac, and Linux. All computers used
by administrators, guidance, teachers, students and support staffs are connected to the school’s
broadband
network

a
nd the Internet. The internet connection for the district is provided by Erie1
BOCES, using a gigabit fiber optic wide area network. Fillmore has 15 wireless access airports
throughout the school.


Teachers at Fillmore have been given the choice of a Dell
/Mac laptop to be used in or out of school
for school related work, or Dell/Mac desktop to be used in school.




Each classroom has a minimum of 6 network drops.



Each Elementary classroom have 6
-
7 desktops Dell OptiPlex 745 and/or Certera



Each (
3
)computer l
ab has
30

network drops



Each classroom has TV/VCRs/Laser Disk Player



Each classroom has a deskjet ink color printer


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Each Elementary classroom has a projector (
36
)



Each Middle School and High School classroom has
3
-
6 computers diversity OS platforms



1 mini

cart (21) Mac iBook for use in Elementary classroom runs OS 9.2



All other Mac workstations and laptops run OS X 10.4



PC workstations and laptops run Windows XP



Linux stations run Centos
-

Linux station are primary located in the middle school



1 eMac FastF
orWord lab (24 computers) 1
GHZ PC G4



1 mobile PC laptop lab (24 computers) Dell Latitude 630



1 PC Business lab (
30

computers) OptiPlex 745



1 PC general Lab (24 computers) Dell OptiPlex GX270



1 mini PC laptop lab in Distance Learning room (12 computers)
Elite



Each lab has a laserjet and color printer



Each lab has a scanner



Three Canon copier that are also available for computing printing



Four Xerox copier that are also available for computing printing



Five Smart boards



Three Airliner



Ten Digital cameras
that can be signed out



Three Video cameras that can be signed out



Two iPad carts


Major Software:

Software

Purpose

License

Information

WinCap

Financial System

Site License

WinSnap

Cafeteria System

Site License

Follett

Library Management System

Site
License

Power School

Student Management System

Site License

Grade Book


Student Grading System

Site License

Clear Track

Special Education Software

Site License

Curriculum Mapper

Curriculum Mapping

75 Users

Lotus Notes

E
-
mail System


Site License

SIF

Integrate Information System

Site License

School Wires

Web page design

Site License

Symantec

Antivirus

Site License

LightSpeed

Internet Filtering

Site License

Renaissance Learning

Reading/ Math Instruction

Site License

AimsWeb

Universal Screening/ Pro
gress
Monitoring

Site License

Fast ForWord

Reading/ Language
Instruction

Site License: Language, Literacy, Language
Basics
, Reading 1,2,3,4,5

5
-
Users: Literacy Advanced

Waterford Early Learning

Reading Instruction

Site License

Microsoft Office

Word
Processing, Spread
Sheets, Presentations

Site License

Process It

Electronic forms

Site License

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Voice to text software

250 Users

Kurzweil

Assistive technology

Site License


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Automation of HVAC for energy management


Each
Administrator, teacher and support staff uses a version of Microsoft Office (2000
-
2007).


PC (workstation and laptops) uses a version of Microsoft Office (200
-
2007)


Mac (workstation and laptops) uses a version of Microsoft Office (200
-
2007)


Linux worksta
tion uses Open Office


Classroom software:

Reading First Grant software
-
E
arobics, Scott Foresman Reading (Fluency Coach), Waterford, Fast

ForWord, RenPLace/Accelerated Reader, Math Flash, Milken Math, Student Writing Center,
Internet Explore, Fire Fox,
Apple Works, Open Office Grade Book, Accounting, AutoDesk,
PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, MicroType, Accounting


Internet

Resources used in classroom:


www.guidancedirect.com/

www.studyisland.com


www.rif.org


www.amazing
-
kids.org/contests.htmls


www.classbrain.com


www.starfall.com


www.nickjr.com/

kids.yahoo.com

yahoolig
ans
.com




23


Internet Filtering:



24






25



Public Hearing: April 19, 2012

Adoption: May 17, 2012


26


Current Inventory



Computer
(by type
)


Computer

Lab


Classroom


Library/

Media
Center


Admin/

Office


Other/

Teacher


Future Acquisitions


Year 1 Year 2

Year 3

Windows
desktop


54


146


23


12




20


24


45

Windows
laptops


34




1


3


65


10


10


10


Mac desktops


24


75



1



10


24


10


Mac laptops



32




15


5


5


5


Linux



30





As needed


As needed


As needed


Internet ready
and
equipped

for multimedia


112


283


47


14


80






Fillmore has established a four to five year computer replacement policy. As such time the District will
evaluate those computers for their ability to meet current requirements for networking, newly
purchased
software, and/or cost effectiveness of service.

Computers that meet one or all of the above criteria will be replaced and removed from inventory. The
computers that were purchased through Erie 1 BOCES will be returned to WNYRIC and district
purch
ased computers will be recycle or be disposed following proper protocol.



Other Acquisition



Future Acquisitions


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


Servers



Replace three servers with
twoTerabyteFile Serve/Domain
Controller

3 Dell Poweredege



Replace 1 server

Email server


1 Dell Poweredge


Replace 1 server

WinCap Financial


1 Dell Powredge


Switches/Hubs




Replace 4 switches in
Elementary closest


Replace other4 switches in
Elementary closet


Telecom





Consideration for
implementing
VoIP

Fillmore will be replacing
3

print/file servers with two new terabytes servers. One will be a physical
server the other will run as a Virtual server.





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N
eeds

and Priorities



Hardware:



Replace E026DC2, E026DC3 and E026DC4 Serves with two


Terabyte File Serve/Domain Controller



Backup Tape Library for the Servers



Capability for implementing VoIP



Replacement of computers on a four to five year
rotation



Mount projectors on the ceiling or wall units



E
-
rate purchases:

o

Telephones

(local and long distance via AT&T and Frontier)

o

Cell Phone
s

o

Pagers



WAN



Internal Connections/ Switches



Wiring

for Networking and Internet access



Update/ grade teacher laptop
s



Acquire Smartboards/ AV Rovers



iPads and iPad Carts


Software:



Implement Global Connect Broadcasting System



Hardware and software Inventory System



Student monitoring system, such as Synchronize eyes



Help Desk work request system



Standardize version of Mi
crosoft office
-

2007



Standardize typing program for the Elementary classroom



Electronic forms



Monitor e
-
mail programs (Lotus Notes, G
-
Mail, etc.)


Increase Access



The District will provide students of need with a laptop to be used for the freeware
software “Skype”
and teacher with a video computer camera. Skype will allow students that need to be home the ability
to join the classroom in real
-
time.


The District will provide students of need with a laptop for use for the “
Dragon Naturally Speaking

a
speech
-
recognition software to be used in school and/or at home


The District windows based computers all run Windows XP. Windows XP has

built in tools to magnify portions
of the display for the visually

impaired and an on
-
screen keyboard for those who c
annot use the
physical keyboard.


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Evaluation


The success of the professional development plan will be evaluated in two manners. The first
evaluation tool will be a quarterly analysis of student assessment results. The needs assessment
identifies the
needs of the District in each of the standard areas. Professional goals that are written to
address the District needs should result in an increase in student achievement.


The second evaluation tool will be the evaluation of the individual goals of each
teacher and
administrator in the District. Teachers will meet annually with an administrator to discuss the
implementation of their annual goals and their effect on student achievement.


The third evaluation tool will be
gathering information on the effe
ctiveness of the plan by way of
surveys, observations and meetings by the Technology Committee. The surveys will address the level
and usage of technology for each teacher, that will be completed at the beginning and end of the school
year.
Appendix D, A
ppendix E



The Technology Plan is a working document in progress. There are variables (i.e. district budget) that
may effect the implementation and timeline of the plan, thus the
Technology Committee will meet
monthly to assess the progress and goals of t
he Technology Plan and will recommend adjustments to the
plan to ensure meeting the goals set forth.




Communication of the Technology Plan



This plan will be communicated via the District’s website.


www.fillmorecsd.org




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Appendix A

COMPUTER AND
INTERNET USAGE AGREEMENT FOR STUDENTS

Dear Parents,

Part 1 Computer Usage


In consideration for the privilege of using the Fillmore School computer system, and in
consideration for having access to information contained on it and accessible through it, I h
ereby release
the Fillmore Central School District’s Board of Education, the Systems operator, administration, staff,
and BOCES form any and all claims of any nature or form arising from my use, misuse, or inability to
use the Fillmore Central School’s co
mputer system. In addition, I understand and agree to the
following:

I shall avoid abusive conduct which would include, but not be limited to, the alternating of system
software, placing of unlawful information, computer viruses, or harmful programs on or

through the
system.




I shall be responsible for safeguarding my password and agree to accept responsibility for all actions
conducted through the use of my password.




I will not use the school’s computer system to obtain, view down load, or
otherwise gain access to
materials that are unlawful, obscene, pornographic, or abusive.




I will only use software provided by Fillmore Central School or approved by the administration.




I will not misuse any computer equipment.




I wil
l not intentionally obtain, modify or copy files, programs, or passwords belonging to other
computer users without their permission.




I will not use the computer for anything other than course related work or faculty
authorized/supervised
activities.


If I cause damage to either the equipment or work of others, I may be held responsible for the
costs and damages. I further understand that failure comply with the terms of this agreement may result
in loss of my computing privileges, and may

result in criminal charges being brought against me.

Internet Usage


Fillmore Central School is able to grant your child access to a very powerful computer network
called INTERNET. In order to do so it is necessary for you to approve the following condit
ions for use.


This network allows the user to contact computer systems across the country and around the
world. The INTERNET user has the ability to share information, do research projects, and communicate
with others: capabilities which can add a very
exciting dimensions to your child’s educational
experiences.




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Appendix B

FILLMORE CENTRAL SCHOOL

COMPUTER AND INTERNET USAGE AGREEMENT FOR STUDENTS

Unfortunately, some of the systems may contain defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, racially offensive,
illegal
, or adult
-
oriented material.

We want to assure you that the Board of Education, Administration and Staff do not condone the use of
such materials, and do not permit usage of such materials in the school environment.

Further, every reasonable effort will

be made to monitor the usage of INTERNET so that
\
unauthorized
exploration of undesirable materials will not occur.

Any discovered instances of such usage will result in immediate suspension of INTERNET privileges
for the offender. Parent notification of

such suspensions will also be provided.

To put it another way, we would like to give your child a very powerful, electronic library card.
However, there may be some books in that electronic library that we do not think are appropriate for
him/her. We wi
ll do everything that we can reasonably do to keep inappropriate materials out of your
child’s hands. If caught with such materials, his/her electronic library card will be suspended and you
will be notified.



I have read and understand the Computer and
INTERNET Usage Agreement. I agree to adhere
to the terms of this agreement.


_____________________________


_________________________

Signature of Student






Date


___________________________________


_________________________

Signature of Parent or
Guardian





Date

Please print or type the following information:


Student Name______________________________________

Grade___________


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Appendix C


32


Appendix D

Technology Survey

Please rank the following statements from "Almost Never" to "Almost Always"




Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to open and exit programs; including starting
up and shutting down the computer properly.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to save and retrieve a file from the hard drive;

including saving the file to a network folder

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to print to a desktop printer and to a network
printer, including using print preview to modify my
product prior to printing.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to create directories and folders; including
changing file names, deleting files, copying files, and
navigating a folder hierarchy.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always


Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to perform the following operations in a word
processing program select, cut, copy, paste, change size/
style, and spell check text.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to format paragraph text,
columns, tables,
margins, and tab settings.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to import clip art and special characters into a
variety of programs; including word processing,
spreadsheets, and web pages.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to make file backup to network folder

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to access the Internet; including performing
searches, setting bookmarks, following links, and saving
a web page.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always


Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to use word processing software to prepare
class materials, including tests, handouts, and other
materials.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to prepare lesson plans that involve the specific
use of software to accomplish classroom goals.

Almost
Sometimes

Usually

Almost

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Never

Always

I am able to use create a presentation and deliver the
presentation using appropriate software.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to work with more than one software program
at a time; including toggling between all open programs
as needed.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always


Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to apply electronic search strategies, including
the use of keyword searches and using Boolean operators.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to participate in electronic communities as a
learner, initiator, contributor, or mentor.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always


Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to use multiple technology tools; including CD
-
ROM, video cameras, VCRs, scanners, digital
cameras,
etc.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to locate graphics (including web and clip art
sources); including inserting and manipulating graphics
(sizing, grouping, arranging, etc.).

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always


Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to use e
-
mail; including send/receive,
forward/reply, save/ archive, create/use address books,
and send attachments.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am
able to use and understand technology terminology
appropriately as it relates to my job.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always


Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to locate/ retrieve information from remote
sources; including using distant data for analysis.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always


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I am able to use technology to make my class more active
and more interesting for students.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to use administration software; including grade
reporting and/ or attendance software.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always


Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to evaluate technology projects based on a
rubric developed jointly with students.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to experiment with technology to create unique
and different products.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always

I am able to perform simple
troubleshooting tasks;
minimizing dependence on technical support.

Almost
Never

Sometimes

Usually

Almost
Always





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Appendix E
-

470 Form



470 Requests for District (Name):

Fillmore Central School


Item




Validation for use


Telephone



Pg. 27

Cell
Phones



Pg. 27

Pagers




Pg.27

WAN




Pg.27

Internet Access


Pg. 21, 22, 27

Email




Pg. 21, 27

Internal Connections


Pg. 27






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Appendix F
-

Superintendent Sign Off