Student Logins

 Curriculum  Comments Off on Student Logins
Aug 212015
 

Computer Logins:
Username:  Perry Student ID (000000)
Password:  Lunch Number (00000)

Google Logins:
Username:  000000@student.perryschools.org
Password:  Lunch Number (00000)

Scholastic Systems:
Username:  Perry Student ID (000000)
Password:  Lunch Number (00000)

McGraw-Hill ConnectEd:
Username:  000000perry
Password: 00000perry

Office 365:
Username:  000000@student.perryschools.org
Password: Lunch Number (00000)

Waterford:
Students do not login traditionally.  They select a class, then their name from the building Waterford link.

IXL:
Username:  Perry Student ID (000000)
Password:  Lunch Number (00000)
Note: Students should login from the link our page, not from a Google search.

Acuity:
Username: Student ID with 5340 at the end (0000005340)
Password: Lunch Number (00000)

Welcome Back

 1:1, Curriculum, Data, Network, Summer  Comments Off on Welcome Back
Jul 252014
 

Welcome Back Staff!!! Over the summer, your Technology Department has been busy working on many items. Here are a few highlights:

  • The latest data and classes have been loaded into Pivot. You can look at your new students right now!
  • Desktop machines were updated with current software, including Office 2013.
  • New or improved wireless access was added all around the District.
  • Skyward was upgraded, rolled, and readied for this school year with many great improvements.
  • A new caching system was installed that stores temporary copies of items like YouTube videos for classroom use.
  • All virtual desktop systems were updated and cleaned.
  • Servers throughout the District were checked out and readied.
  • Successmaker, Scholastic, and many other curriculum programs were brought to their newest versions.
  • 3,000 new Chromebooks were readied for a great school year.
  • Hapara Chromebook management system was brought online and integrated to Skyward for SHS.
  • New data integrations were created for McGraw-Hill and Pearson textbook software.

End of Year Grading Timeline

 Curriculum, Grading  Comments Off on End of Year Grading Timeline
May 192014
 

Grades 1-5:

Wednesday 5/28 @ Noon:  Grade entry closes.  Any changes after this time require following this process:  http://websites.msdpt.k12.in.us/staffd/files/2013/07/Skyward-Request-Grade-Change-Process1.pdf

Wednesday 5/28:  Buildings begin printing report cards

Thursday 5/29:  Begin posting online report cards

Report cards will be sent home from the building on a schedule set by the building.

 

Grades 6-12:

Monday 6/2 @ 12:01am: Grade Entry closes

Monday 6/2:  Begin posting online report cards

Tuesday 6/3:  Buildings may print requested paper copies for mailing and/or pick-up

 

Kindergarten:

Schedule will be set by each building to be printed on or before 5/28 for hand marking.

 Posted by at 12:00 pm

Chromebooks in Perry Township

 1:1, Curriculum, Mobile Devices  Comments Off on Chromebooks in Perry Township
Mar 142014
 

Chromebooks

What is a Chromebook?

Chromebooks are simplified laptops running the Google Chrome Operating System. They are integrated into our Google Apps for Education infrastructure. A Chromebook can be used for Internet activity, editing documents, advanced calculator, audio and video recording, and more while booting up in under 10 seconds and being easy to use.  More information: Wikipedia

Why Chromebooks in Perry Township?

We have found Chromebooks to be an outstanding value product that are available for as low as $200 each.  For that, our students receive a speedy, full-function device that is easily managed with our Google Apps for Education system.  Through a broad-based examination with many parties involved we have found them to be the absolute sweet spot for our needs in many cases.

Where does Perry Township have Chromebooks Today?

We currently have a pilot of over 900 Samsung Chromebooks in the hands of high school students participating in our blended learning classes.  Those students keep the device with them throughout the semester in classes and at home.

What is Next for Chromebooks in Perry Township?

Southport High School is exploring becoming a 1:1 Chromebook school as soon as next school year.  That goal would put a common learning tool in the hands of every student.  Between the device and the building’s rich commitment to curriculum development, they are truly looking to be a leader in the field and to build future leaders in the world they live.  We are excitedly exploring this potential.

How Would Student’s Obtain Chromebooks for 1:1?

The District and SHS are currently exploring a number of options.  Most notably we are looking at the potential for families to purchase their own Chromebook with no restrictions that could be used by their student for years to come.  Other options are also being looked at including rental, in-building checkout, and other financial assistance.

Would Families Only be able to use Chromebooks Purchased through Perry Township for 1:1?

We would welcome all Chromebooks into the fold.  A family would be welcome to purchase a device from Amazon or Best Buy.  Our goal is the common platform of a Chromebook to create a common teaching environment for us all to grow with.

Is a Chromebook a Chromebook?

There are a variety of different companies that make Chromebooks.  The common element is that they all run Google Chrome OS.  Any of the devices provide a common platform for students and teachers.  Chromebooks can be purchase anywhere from $200 on up and all have the same platform.  More information:  Chromebooks

 Posted by at 5:26 pm

Student Data Update

 Curriculum, Data, Staff Development  Comments Off on Student Data Update
Feb 172014
 

The Perry Township Technology Department is proud to support our teachers in using data in their classroom.  This year we have taken many steps to provide the tools necessary to our staff.

The Pivot Data Warehouse (https://perryschools.five-starpivot.com/) gives you access to nearly all the data we know about our students.

  • You can access all of our major progress monitoring and cumulative testing data in one place.
  • Within the system, you can group and monitor your students on a regular basis.
  • Data is updated on a regular basis as testing windows close.
  • Data is available from SRI, Acuity, mClass, ECA, ISTEP, IREAD, Las Links, SAT, ACT, and CogAT amongst others!
  • All teachers can login using their normal computer login and will have access to any students rostered in Skyward.
  • Students can login using their normal computer login at home and school.  We would encourage teachers to share this with their students and let them own this data.

Did You Know?

Data in Pivot goes well beyond just the overall scores.  For example in Acuity data you can drill all the way down to the various standards data:

Acuity

 

 

Skyward

Within Skyward we also keep data under the Test Scores area for major tests such as SRI, ISTEP, and ECA.

Recent Data Updates

  • Pivot Rosters are now updated automatically on a nightly basis.
  • Data in Skyward and Pivot was recently updated for ECA and SRI/Lexile.
  • Pivot Dashboards are now available for all users.

 

 Posted by at 6:52 pm

New Student Management/Gradebook

 Curriculum, Staff Development  Comments Off on New Student Management/Gradebook
Apr 252013
 

Over the past several years, we have witnessed our staff do amazing things with data driven instruction.  In an effort to support that movement, we have launched an effort over the previous year to identify weaknesses in our data environment for staff, students, and parents.  This summer we are launching into a key replacement to update those systems.

We will be converting from our current Ark system to Skyward for our Student Management needs.  This system is a very modern web-based platform that opens up a lot of great possibilities for us.  We are very excited to watch this process flourish.  We have already begun the groundwork to make this happen and you’ll be hearing more about it in the coming months.  We are expecting to be up and running on the new system mid to late June and be fully operational for 2013-14.  There are also a lot of great training opportunities being provided for teaching staff on the grade-book system that we would encourage you to take advantage of this summer.