5/5/97

Keaukaha Elementary Technology Plan

This plan was initially adopted in January, 1996, and was expected to take at least 5 years to implement. We have progressed much faster than we had hoped, and therefore this document has been revised 5 times in 16 months. To give an indication of the progress made, we have kept all of the original Plan intact, and are indicating changes with italics and * s.

Table of contents:

  • Vision Statement
  • Major Technology Goals and Objectives
  • Necessary Components and Guiding Principles
  • Purchase Decisions
  • Technology Action Plans
  • LAN Action Plan
  • Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan
  • Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan
  • Library Action Plan
  • Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan
  • Links for Teachers and Technology Coordinators
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    Vision Statement

    E ho'omäkaukau ...Challenges Today for Champions Tomorrow

    Technology surrounds us and our students in all aspects of our lives. In order for our students to be able to fully participate in modern society, they must develop skills in the use of technology, including the use of computers and information retrieval. The Hawaii State Commission's 1994 Performance Standards call for students to use technology as learning tools, to develop keyboarding skills, and to be able to process and present information using computers and other technology. In order to achieve these standards, students must have easy and frequent access to computers, specific instruction in the use of various tools, technology integrated within the regular curriculum, and access to innovations in technology as quickly as they become readily available to schools. Beyond the specific technology Content and Performance Standards, we believe that technology can be utilized to achieve multiple standards in other areas, and to provide differentiation of the curriculum.

    Vision Statement | Major Technology Goals and Objectives | Necessary Components and Guiding Principles | Purchase Decisions | Technology Action Plans | LAN Action Plan | Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan | Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan | Library Action Plan | Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan | Links for Teachers and Technology Coordinators

    Major Technology Goals and Objectives

    I. Integrate technology into the curriculum. Knowledge and skills in the uses of technology should not be seen in isolation, but rather as tools to enhance other educational content , goals and objectives. All content areas should be supported by the technology available at Keaukaha Elementary. New technology should be acquired only when curricular connections can be demonstrated.

    II. Develop technological literacy among all students at Keaukaha Elementary School. Included within the broad description of literacy are: awareness and knowledge of technology, ability to use technology, ability to integrate technology into other learning areas, and knowledge of ethics and responsibilities associated with technology.

    III. Develop information retrieval skills among all students. In order for students to become lifelong learners, they must develop the ability to access information from a variety of sources.

    IV. Provide a wide range of experiences using technology. Technology is rapidly changing, presenting many challenges in keeping up-to-date within limited budgets. However, in order for students to be prepared for the technological future, they must have as many experiences, with as wide a range of equipment and applications as possible.

    V. Develop technological awareness among faculty. The responsibilities of developing student technological skills and knowledge are shared by all faculty members. In order to accomplish this, all faculty must continue to develop knowledge and skills in the use of technology. In addition, faculty need assistance in learning how technology can help them in their own teaching.

    VI. Develop student and faculty telecommunication skills. Stand-alone computers can be important learning and information processing tools. However, their potential is greatly enhanced by interconnections within and beyond the school boundaries by connecting with computer networks. Use of e-mail, on-line information searches, collaborative long-distance projects, and other electronic links require the development of faculty and student telecommunication skills. Development in these areas can enhance awareness of interdependence throughout our global society. Inservice training sessions and on-going support are essential for success in these areas.

    VII. Acquire sufficient physical resources to support the development and integration of technology. Adequate classroom and schoolwide equipment, software, personnel support and infrastructure need to be provided on an equitable basis throughout the school to support curricular goals in both Hawaiian and English.

    VIII. Allocate adequate budget to provide for the supplies, maintenance and repairs of existing equipment. Technology is only effective if it is functioning well. Poorly maintained equipment, or a lack of necessary supplies is a waste of previous budget allocations. However, costs of maintaining or repairing obsolete equipment must be carefully weighed against costs of acquiring new replacements.

    IX. Allocate adequate budget to provide for continuous upgrading of equipment and software, the expansion described in this Technology Plan, and other additions as new technology becomes available. Rapid changes in technology have made equipment more powerful, more efficient, easier to use, and often cheaper than earlier models. Since technology is changing so rapidly, possibilities of leasing more expensive pieces of equipment should be explored.

    X. Pursue grants, business partnerships, and other sources of funding. It is unlikely that State funding will be adequate to support a reasonable level of technological growth. Only through outside funding sources will we be able to reach the other goals of this plan.

    Vision Statement | Major Technology Goals and Objectives | Necessary Components and Guiding Principles | Purchase Decisions | Technology Action Plans | LAN Action Plan | Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan | Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan | Library Action Plan | Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan | Links for Teachers and Technology Coordinators

     

    Necessary Components and Guiding Principles

    To achieve the preceding major goals, the following components are viewed as essential to support the development of technologically and information-literate students and faculty. Although organized by categories, many of the statements address more than one category.

     

    Access to Technology

    Every student K-6, and each teacher should have a reasonable chance to have access to a computer on a daily basis. In practice, this means that at least one computer per classroom will be available. Eventually, multiple computers will be available in each classroom.

    A well-equipped computer lab, capable of accommodating all students in each class on a regularly scheduled basis, will be developed and maintained.

    Flexibility of scheduling for the Computer Lab and Library will be explored, to enable a more efficient use of resources, and to provide adequate time for completion of technology projects.

    Equitable access to the library, computer lab, centralized equipment, and technical expertise will be assured for all teachers and their students.

     

    Knowledge Base

    All regular classroom teachers will become familiar with computers and other equipment in order to be able to integrate technology into a variety of lessons.

    Time and training will be set aside for Computer Education teachers and regular classroom teachers to continue to develop and update their knowledge and skills in working with technology.

    Students and faculty need both specific instruction and the time and opportunity to explore the use of technology on their own in order to become proficient.

    Due to the complexity of the proposed technological expansion and diminished district and state support, we recognize that it is crucial to have a well-trained, knowledgeable staff member with primary responsibility for monitoring and maintaining the LAN, computers, CCTV network, and providing information and training to all other staff.

     

    Networking

    A Local Area Network (LAN), with connectivity to the DOE Wide-Area Network (WAN), will be developed in incremental stages, based upon need, utility, and cost-effectiveness. This LAN will initially be centered in the Computer Lab, but will ultimately connect each computer in every classroom. Future capabilities and expansion needs will be incorporated into the LAN Action Plan.

    In order to ensure compatibility of the LAN with the DOE WAN, and to receive District and State logistical support, OITS (Office of Information and Telecommunications Services) standards and equipment recommendations will be followed.

    Since the development of a LAN is mandated by DOE, upgrades to network versions and/or site licenses of current software must be purchased. Future purchase of software should be primarily site licenses or network versions.

    Connection to the Internet raises exciting possibilities, as well as potential problems. DOE policies will be strictly followed regarding ethics, access, parental permission, and close monitoring of students. Specific instruction will be provided for students, parents, and staff regarding these issues.

    Linking of the classrooms to the library catalog system will facilitate developing information retrieval skills and locating materials throughout the state library system. Software and equipment upgrades will be necessary to accomplish this.

    The establishment of a Closed-Circuit TV (CCTV) system will establish video links between classrooms, allowing more efficient use of video technology as learning tools.

     

    Software, Hardware, Maintenance and Budget

    Computers within the classrooms should be compatible with computers available in the lab, in order to facilitate continuity of learning in all locations that students use computers, and to simplify maintenance and networking. For the foreseeable future, only Macintosh O/S (operating system) compatible computers will be purchased.

    In order to insure economy of purchases and equipment/software compatibility and consistency throughout the school, all hardware and software purchase decisions should be made in consultation with the Computer Education teachers.

    Adequate funding will be set aside for maintenance, repair and replacement of computer equipment throughout the school.

    In compliance with copyright regulations, adequate software for each computer will be purchased. Site licenses for the most commonly used software will be purchased. Only legally purchased software, with appropriate documentation will be installed on classroom and lab computers.

    A consistent, systematic plan for upgrading computer and other equipment throughout the school will be implemented. Outdated equipment usually will not be repaired, unless it is very inexpensive to do so. Instead, priority listings for equipment replacements will be developed, and purchases will be made according to availability of funds.

    Adequate funding will be allocated to provide for inservice training for the entire faculty in the use of technology. Long-term support is crucial for the successful incorporation of technology. This need for support will be addressed through personnel allocation decisions and the allocation of funds for consultants.

    The regular budget will cover basic maintenance, repair and equipment replacement. However, in order to augment severely limited technology budgets, Keaukaha Elementary will actively pursue grants that support the expansion of technological equipment, software and training.

    If equipment lease options are approved at the state level, these options will be explored for all new or replacement equipment decisions.

     

    Assessment

    Assessment of the impact of technology on teaching and learning should be monitored. Where possible, the assessment should coincide with the School Improvement Plan (SIP), grant requirements or other school-wide assessments.

    For individual student assessments, a variety of assessments should be conducted in order to give an accurate picture of student learning. Since technology will be integrated throughout the curriculum, these assessments should also be integrated with other assessments.

    Consistent documentation and monitoring of student performance and progress in all subject areas can be facilitated by the development of electronic portfolios. Storage and sharing of samples of student work can be enhanced through LAN connections between classroom computers and a central server. Security for such records must be developed and maintained.

    Teacher- and student-needs surveys will be conducted frequently to modify instructional goals, to guide the integration of technology into the curriculum, assist in purchase decisions and to evaluate the current technology program.

    Vision Statement | Major Technology Goals and Objectives | Necessary Components and Guiding Principles | Purchase Decisions | Technology Action Plans | LAN Action Plan | Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan | Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan | Library Action Plan | Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan | Links for Teachers and Technology Coordinators

     

    Purchase Decisions

    While all of the above guiding principles, components and goals are supportive of each other in helping students and teachers develop in their use of technology, tight budgets also make these components competitive with each other for scarce funds and other resources. Since the availability of funds, specific costs, and the status of technological advancement are impossible to predict accurately, a framework for decision making is preferable to adherence to a rigid schedule of purchases. Purchase decisions will be guided by the separate Action Plans detailed below. However, a degree of flexibility is important since partnerships (if established) and grant money (if awarded) must be allocated to specific items listed on the partnership and grant proposals. Also, new products may become available, or needs may change. Therefore, priorities will be reestablished yearly, and will be revised when there are any significant change in funding (eg. the receipt of grant money), change in the status of existing equipment (eg. equipment failure, or the need to make all computers and software compatible), or availability of new technology or special purchase incentives. Purchase priorities and decisions will therefore be guided by the following considerations:

    Does the proposed purchase impact student achievement? How? For how many? (Can this be verified/documented?)

    Does the proposed purchase address School Improvement Plan items?

    How does the proposed purchase support the school Technology Plan?

    Is it required for legal compliance (laws, DOE requirements, Federal regulations, etc.)?

    What is the cost of the purchase under consideration? (Short term/long term)

    What are the possible sources of funding?

    How many students will benefit?

    Are students and faculty throughout the school getting an equitable share of the technological improvements?

    What is the projected life of the proposed purchase?

    What are the drawbacks to delaying the purchase?

    Would this purchase enhance or diminish chances for receiving grant funds?

    Are there economies that will be realized by purchasing "packages" vs. piece by piece?

    Vision Statement | Major Technology Goals and Objectives | Necessary Components and Guiding Principles | Purchase Decisions | Technology Action Plans | LAN Action Plan | Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan | Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan | Library Action Plan | Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan | Links for Teachers and Technology Coordinators

     

    Technology Action Plans and Implementation Timelines

    The following action plans/timelines are interrelated and interdependent in many ways, and each competes with the others for scarce budget resources. The LAN, telephone and the CCTV (closed circuit TV) networks would share the same conduits for running cables. Classroom computers would be linked to each other through the LAN, and TVs and VCRs would be linked through the CCTV. Technology can be used for developing student projects which demonstrate student skill and knowledge development, and can also be used to create electronic portfolios of samples of students' work. Separately listing each of these Action Plans makes it easier to discuss the steps necessary to accomplish the tasks, but it is important to remember that in most cases, none of the action plans can be fully developed without progress on one or more of the other action plans. No specific time line has been established for any of the stages of any of the action plans since progress on these action plans is largely dependent upon significant outside funding. Due to the rapidly changing nature of technology, it is crucial that these plans be reviewed and revised on a regular basis to assure that the plans accurately reflect the needs of students and teachers and the current state of technology available.

    Vision Statement | Major Technology Goals and Objectives | Necessary Components and Guiding Principles | Purchase Decisions | Technology Action Plans | LAN Action Plan | Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan | Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan | Library Action Plan | Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan | Links for Teachers and Technology Coordinators

     

    LAN Action Plan

    The LAN Action Plan is listed first because the Hawaii Department of Education has mandated that all schools will have Local Area Networks (LAN) established and connected to the DOE Wide Area Network (WAN) by the end of 1997. These connections are essential due to the reduction in state and district personnel support, administrative needs, and also to support student learning. The Office of Information and Telecommunications Services (OITS) and its Network Support Services Branch (NSSB) will provide logistical support, but very little of the actual equipment or the funding necessary to meet this mandate. OITS and NSSB have developed "School Network Infrastructure Standards" and the DOE has bid lists for much of the necessary equipment. We are therefore obligated to follow these standards and order the equipment designated by OITS.

    We are in the planning process for developing our school-wide LAN in the following five stages. The stages are planned based upon DOE infrastructure standards, funding that is currently available, where our computers are concentrated, and the ease of connecting computers without significant additional expenses.

    All computers within the school that will be connected to the LAN are Macintosh except in the Administration and Health offices and 3 DOS/Windows computers in the library. [Slightly more than half of the classrooms currently have Macintosh computers, while the rest of the classes have either Apple IIe, IIGS, or no computers.] The previous statement was true up until August, 1996. We now have at least one Macintosh computer in each classroom , with each classroom scheduled for Internet connection this semester. Although the purchase of Macintosh computers for these classrooms is essential for LAN connectivity, this issue will be discussed in a later section of the Keaukaha Elementary Technology Plan.

     

    STAGE 1: LAN currently being established in the Computer Lab/Library complex.

    Ethernet cards have been purchased for the following 20 Macintosh computers (all with 6 MB or more RAM and minimum of 80 MB hard drives): 5 LC575; 5 LCIII; 3 LC II; 7 LC. **[Upgraded by 5/97 to: 3 PowerPC 5260; 4 PowerPC 5200; 5 LC 575; 4 LC III; (all with minimum 8 MB RAM & 170 MB Hard Drives); 4 LC w/ 6 MB RAM]**

    One Dayna EtherPrint 10T has been purchased to connect 3 (4) HP DeskJet 560/680C printers to the lab computers (currently connected through 3 separate AppleTalk mini-networks). **3 HP 560C printers networked via EtherNet, HP 680C connected to 5 computer Local Talk network.**

    Library adjoins (in same building) computer lab, with one LC 575 within 40 ft. of lab. Three DOS/Windows computers are approximately 100 feet away. The Macintosh will be connected to the Lab LAN. The DOS/Windows machines will be connected when the LAN has expanded to include classrooms. LAN connection of DOS machine May '97.

    We envision expanding the lab eventually to include up to 25 Macintosh computers (upgraded to 23 as of Sept. '96). Library could also have several more Macintosh computers in the future. One 24-port and one 12-port hub are probably necessary for current and foreseeable future needs. We plan to connect all computers directly to the hubs with category 5 UTP (unshielded twisted-pair) cables, through wall and floor mounted data outlet boxes. 24 computers (18 connected to LAN) now in lab.(March '97)

    All necessary electrical wiring is in place, upgraded in September, 1995.

    Essentially all that is needed for this portion of the LAN to become at least locally functional is the installation of the Ethernet cards, ordering and installation of the hubs, and ordering and installation of the UTP cables. Computer lab LAN now totally functional. (April '96)

    Network versions of software need to be purchased. (Kid Pix 2, Claris Works 4.0, At Ease) Software purchased , applications installed, Network version of At Ease purchased.

     

    STAGE 2: Connection of Keaukaha Elementary to DOE's WAN via GTE Frame Relay

    Establish LAN connection in Administration office area (minimum of 8 workstations), and 4 classrooms in Building A through installation of: Frame Relay, Router, hub(s), appropriate cables (UTP, except for FMS workstation?), Ethernet cards, data/information outlets, upgrading of electrical circuits. Completed 4/96.

    Short-term/temporary connection of Computer Lab/Library LAN to school MDF (to be located in Building A) via coaxial cable between hubs (BNC ports?) To be upgraded as soon as funds are available for Stages 3 & 4. Designate one of the Lab computers as the LAN server until an actual server is purchased and installed. The cable run between Building A and the Lab is approximately 325 feet. We believe that we have locally the expertise to at least do the rough installation of the cable. Completed with assistance of Bernie Asukara and Oscar Matsui and team 4/96 .

    Informational sessions for teachers and parents will be held to explain and demonstrate Internet access, and to answer questions and concerns. Sessions held '96 & '97 for Staff training. Informational packets with AUP distributed to all parents & included with registration materials for all new students. (Fall '96)

    Internet regulations and access forms distributed, and training of teachers and approved students (signed consent forms) to begin in the computer lab as soon as LAN is established, beginning with upper grades. Forms distributed 9/18/96.

    E-mail accounts will be established for teachers who request them, and training sessions will be held. (Completed 6/96 and 9/96, all teachers have e-mail accounts. Accounts are to be established by the school Internet coordinator(s), in accordance with DOE policies.

    Establish MacSchools Workstation for Clerk/SASA. Completed 7/96.

     

    STAGE 3: Installation of conduit campus-wide for fiber-optic backbone

    **This is now our major focus for our next stage of development**

    Engineering studies currently being conducted to install noise abatement and airconditioning installation throughout instructional areas of campus. Communication with engineers & contractors essential for planning installation of conduits for data fiber backbone, video and voice cables. Construction to begin summer '98.

    Evaluate feasibility of running conduit under existing covered walkways vs. the need for trenching to connect all buildings to MDF in building A. Evaluate initial cost of different installations, and anticipated long-term maintenance differences. Exploring using same trenches for electrical upgrades for airconditioning to add conduits for network cabling. Due to budgetary restrictions, it appears that this is not a possibility according to DAGS.

    Develop business partnerships and solicit parent volunteers for help with installation of conduits and/or cables. Parent and teacher volunteers involved in 4/96 LAN installation.

    Do actual installation of conduit during vacation times, to avoid disruption of instructional time, and to minimize student safety concerns.

    Upgrade electrical circuits where needed, install data/information outlets in each classroom. (Evaluate costs of doing school-wide upgrade & installations vs. building-by-building, as funds become available) Necessary electrical upgrades, if done on a building by building basis will be in this order: Building A & Lab/Library (F); Building G; Building C; Building D & Portables; Building B; Building E, Cafeteria office. Some of these electrical upgrades may take place in Stages 4 or 5. Upgrades for hubs in buildings A, B, C & portables completed, Fall '96.

    Establish Lotus Notes workstation in central area for teachers to access through shared account. Lotus Notes workstation established in Library , Special Ed. classroom and Computer Lab 5/97.

     

    STAGE 4: Installation of fiber optic cable throughout campus

    Subject to availability of funds, once conduits are installed, either pull cords only or full installation of cable will be done. (Installation of voice cables and data cables between C Building hub and D & E building classrooms in same conduits)

    Subject to availability of funds, fiber optic cables will be pulled, but not terminated (high costs of concentrator, termination & fiber optic modules)

    Install fiber-optic LAN cable throughout the entire installed conduit network. (1000 feet of fiber cable donated 5/96) [See above for installation of conduits.] (Installation of voice cables and data cables between C Building hub and D & E building classrooms in same conduits)

    Do the actual connections (terminations?) between Computer Lab/Library and MDF

    Upgrade computer inventory to initially have at least one Macintosh in each classroom and a fully equipped computer lab. Order Ethernet cards for each computer as funds become available. Completed 9/96.

    Continue with informational meetings for parents and training sessions for teachers and students. (training sessions 6/96 and 9/96, and ongoing). Two one-week training sessions for teachers scheduled June & July '97.

     

    STAGE 5: Connection of remaining buildings to the fiber optic backbone

    Install IDFs and establish building-level networks for each classroom building in the following order (as funds are available): Building G; Building C; Building D & Portables; Building B; Building E; Cafeteria office. Some of these electrical upgrades may take place in Stages 4 or 5. IDFs established, using coaxial cable. All classrooms connected to LAN (May 6, 1997)

    Purchase Apple PowerPC Workgroup Server for network management. Minimum 24MB RAM, 2GB hard drive, CD-ROM drive, and network software.

    Continue with informational meetings for parents and training sessions for teachers and students. Ongoing.

    Establish MacSchools Server and provide staff training for limited components.

    Establish local mail server. Discussion still on-going regarding the advantages & disadvantages of Lotus Notes, MS Mail, Makani (Pine), local POP Mailserver, Leoki, and the integration of these applications. Once teachers become more proficient and frequent users of E-mail, discussions can be resolved.

    Vision Statement | Major Technology Goals and Objectives | Necessary Components and Guiding Principles | Purchase Decisions | Technology Action Plans | LAN Action Plan | Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan | Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan | Library Action Plan | Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan | Links for Teachers and Technology Coordinators

     

    Classroom and Lab Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan

    In order to optimize student learning and use of technology, it is essential that students have frequent and ready access to equipment that is compatible with that available in the Computer Lab and Library. This enables students to directly transfer knowledge gained in the Lab to the equipment available in individual classrooms. It also enables students to continue working on projects in either the Lab or the classroom. The long range goals for computer equipment at Keaukaha Elementary are to have: a fully equipped Macintosh Computer Lab with at least 25 computers, 10 of which have CD-ROM players (as of 4/97 24 Macs , 12w. CD-ROM); a minimum of 2 Macintosh computers (w/CD-ROM) and one color ink-jet printer in each classroom; and 8 Macintosh computers (w/ CD-ROM) located in the library to be available for student research (through CD & on-line). It is recommended that 5 of these computers could be reserved by teachers for student use during scheduled library time, while 3 would be available on a first-come first-served basis. Although these are listed as separate stages, it is possible, and quite likely that the stages may overlap or even be accomplished concurrently if sufficient funds are received (such as through major grants).

    For all additions of hardware, adequate software will be purchased. In most cases, site or network licenses will be the most cost-effective way of achieving this. Current site licenses include: Kid Pix 2, Claris Works 4.0, At Ease for Workgroups, KeyWords, DarkSide (Freeware). To provide adequate resources, without unnecessary duplication, all software orders must be coordinated through the technology coordinator(s). Currently exploring purchasing a Workgroup server and installing server-based software, with sumultaneous access limited to the number of licenses purchased. Allocation of adequate funds for the repair and maintenance of existing computers will be a top priority throughout all of the following stages.

    If approved by the State Attorney General and DOE, leases will be explored as an option for acquiring and maintaining up-to-date computer equipment.

    Stage 1

    3 portable Macintosh workstations (computer and printer, modem, software, surge protection and cart) will be established to share among classrooms that currently do not have Macintoshes. These will be allocated to Buildings B, C, and G. Schedules for utilization of this equipment will be developed by the classroom teachers affected, in consultation with the Computer Education Teachers. This is an interim solution until enough funds are available for computers in each classroom. (Enough funds were made available to provide one computer for each classroom, without the need to have shared computers, 9/96)

    5 computers with CD-ROM will be added to the computer lab in order to facilitate instruction in the use of this media, and to provide a central location for larger groups of students to conduct CD-ROM and on-line research projects. (7 added by 2/97)

    Stage 2

    Additional computer workstations (computer, CD-ROM, software, printer, surge protection) will be acquired so each classroom has at least one Macintosh set-up. Priority order for new machines will be in descending order of grade levels, starting with the 6th grade. (Completed 9/96. 13 classrooms now have 2 Macintosh computers.

    Once each classroom reaches the minimum of one networked Macintosh with CD-ROM, priority will be given to the teachers who demonstrate the willingness to maintain equipment in an appropriate manner, and those who demonstrate the interest, ability and potential to fully utilize the newer technology.

    Newly acquired machines will be connected to the LAN as soon as feasible. Modems will be used only on a temporary basis, until connection to the LAN is accomplished. No additional modems will be purchased beyond those that are currently available. Modems will be shifted around to meet needs. (Modems loaned to faculty members to enable additonal practice and access, 6/96).

    A color laser printer and color scanner will be acquired, located in a central, accessible location and connected to the LAN. Color scanner acquired Sept., '96. Purchase of color laser printer deferred due to cost and quality of print output from inkjet printers.

     

    Stage 3

    Acquire additional laptop computers for teachers to use in classrooms and to take home to become more comfortable with technology, gain familiarity with computer programs that students use in the classroom, and to develop classroom lessons and materials.

     

    Stage 4

    Additional Macintosh workstations will be purchased (or leased) for each classroom as funds become available. The long range goal is to have five computers and one printer in each classroom. Currently one in every classroom , and 2 in more than half the classrooms.

    Vision Statement | Major Technology Goals and Objectives | Necessary Components and Guiding Principles | Purchase Decisions | Technology Action Plans | LAN Action Plan | Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan | Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan | Library Action Plan | Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan | Links for Teachers and Technology Coordinators

     

    Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan

    Keaukaha currently has Cable TV (CATV) connected to each classroom. The existing CATV amplifier, which allows this system to operate, was a temporary installation, to have been upgraded in 1992. By replacing this amplifier and with a minimal amount of additional equipment, it is possible to add on the capabilities of a broadcast-only Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) system. (This is not to be confused with closed circuit TV surveillance systems used in banks, stores, etc.) This upgrade will enable us to have local control over program scheduling, and will offer the potential to produce mini broadcasts for the CCTV system. CCTV connected Nov. '96. Daily broadcast by Kü kala Kaiapuni, beginning Jan. '97.

     

    Stage 1

    Currently working on minor, relatively inexpensive upgrade of current CATV (Cable TV) system to a CCTV (closed circuit TV) system enabling an interconnection between all TV/VCRs on campus and increased local control of programming content and times. Anticipated completion, second semester '95-96 school year. Completed fall semester 96-97. Uses existing coaxial cables. District will provide installation and technical support. Centralized VCR to be located temporarily in office (IRA) area for cost-effectiveness due to location of existing equipment (CATV amplifier). Decision has been made to make the permanent installation in the library, and to skip the temporary installation in the Administration building.

    Provide weekly schedule of programing available, develop request forms for additional programs or alternative time schedules. (Schedules are currently being provided).

    Explore potential for adding production capabilities such as student video productions, student produced daily or weekly announcements, multimedia projects, interactive teacher training sessions. Daily broadcast by Kü kala Kaiapuni, beginning Jan. '97.

     

    Stage 2

    Run main CCTV cable from CATV amplifier in office area to Library through LAN conduit, in order to relocate "broadcast" center in the Library/Technology Center. Broadcast center located in library, Nov. '96. Cable not run thru conduit.

    Acquire dual-deck VCR/TV set-up for editing and duplication capability

    Establish mini-broadcast area, including video camera with light and remote microphones.

     

    Stage 3

    Develop expanded broadcast "studio" with more video, audio and editing capabilities. Include Multimedia Macintosh and VCR dubbing deck.

     

    Vision Statement | Major Technology Goals and Objectives | Necessary Components and Guiding Principles | Purchase Decisions | Technology Action Plans | LAN Action Plan | Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan | Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan | Library Action Plan | Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan | Links for Teachers and Technology Coordinators

     

    Library Action Plan

    By 1997, Keaukaha Elementary will have an operational LAN which will be connected to the DOE Wide Area Network (WAN). One component of the WAN will be access to the statewide library catalog system, including public and school libraries. The LAN will enable teachers and students to locate materials and retrieve information throughout the state system. In order for Keaukaha to participate, the current single user Automated Catalog System must be upgraded to a network version.

    The Library/Computer Lab complex is the logical location for other enhancements to information retrieval, telecommunications, and video production capabilities. The following are the stages recommended for developing these enhanced capabilities.

     

    Stage 1: Establish automated circulation system in Library, reroute existing coaxial TV cable

    Cable for TV and phone lines (one regular, one DLT) enter building at the computer lab end of building. These cables will need to be replaced or relocated/rerouted so that CATV/CCTV (cable TV/closed circuit TV) is available in the Library, and not just in the workroom area. Broadcast center located in library, Nov. '96. Cable available in main library area via long jumper.

    Unisom single-user version of Follett Circulation Plus software has been installed on a Tandy 425SX.

    Automated catalog is being developed at the state level for use at Keaukaha.

    Establish borrower I.D. numbers and records, create borrower cards.

     

    Stage 2: Upgrade software to network version, relocate "broadcast" center of CCTV to Library

    Upgrade single-user CircPlus software to network version

    Purchase network version of CatPlus to allow classroom access to school library catalog

    Purchase portable handheld bar code scanner for library inventory purposes. Classroom textbook inventories can later also be automated through use of bar codes, with records downloaded into school computer inventory files.

    Relocate "broadcast" center in library (see above in Closed Circuit TV Action Plan) Broadcast center located in library, Nov. '96.

     

    Stage 3

    8 Macintosh computers (w/ CD-ROM) located in the library to be available for student research (through CD & on-line). It is suggested that 5 of these computers could be reserved by teachers for scheduled student use, while 3 would be available on a first-come first-served basis. (one currently available)

    Expand broadcast "studio" for CCTV network (see details above)

    Vision Statement | Major Technology Goals and Objectives | Necessary Components and Guiding Principles | Purchase Decisions | Technology Action Plans | LAN Action Plan | Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan | Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan | Library Action Plan | Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan | Links for Teachers and Technology Coordinators

     

     

    Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan

    The long range goal is to have a telephone in each classroom, with phone lines shared between two classrooms. Phone use is planned for teacher-parent communication, excursion planning, and classroom distance learning projects.

     

    Stage 1: Migrate to 974- prefix (HATS) phone service.

    Completed Fall '96

     

    Stage 2: Install additional phones in central locations for teacher use.

    One phone installed by GTE Dec. '96. in A building teacher workroom. Line for second phone terminated at MDF. Line to G building teacher workroom to be installed by May, '96

     

    Stage 3: Pull Cables from MDF to IDF, & IDF to classrooms.

    Installation of cables deferred until installation of conduits completed (See above). Cables to be pulled to each classroom, with ultimate goal to have a maximum of two classrooms sharing a single line. IDFs to be established in each building.

     

    Stage 4: Terminate & install classroom phones.

    Installations budget-dependent. Specific MDF & IDF equipment purchases dependent upon the current technology available, and vendor support. At this point, teachers have not expressed interest in voice mail capabilities, but definitely desire classroom phones.

     

     

    Vision Statement | Major Technology Goals and Objectives | Necessary Components and Guiding Principles | Purchase Decisions | Technology Action Plans | LAN Action Plan | Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan | Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan | Library Action Plan | Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan | Links for Teachers and Technology Coordinators

     

    Hotlinks for Teachers and Technology Coordinators

    Many of these sites have been searched and compiled by Willy B. from MicroAge Computers, Honolulu Hawaii. We thank him for this great resource (he has many more bookmarks that are not education specific, so please visit his site for more addresses). Less technical sites are available through our other links.

     

    Apple Servers

    20th Anniversary Macintosh
    Advanced Tech Group
    Apple Club
    AppleDesigns
    Classrooms of Tomorrow
    Dr. Gilbert Amelio
    Education Price Lists
    K-12 Education
    Mac OS
    Power Macintosh
    QuickTime
    QuickTime VR
    Support Information
    Tech Info Library
    Technical Support Online
    The Plan
    Web Design Guide
    Why Mac?
     

    Personal Computing

    Software Sites

    Apple Software Updates
    Apple Software Mirror
    Info-Mac
    Little-Known Titles
    Version Tracker
    Celebrity Macintosh
    Conflict Compendium
    EvangeList
    Extreme Mac
    History of Apple
    MacCentral
    MacFixIt
    Macintosh Extensions Guide
    Macintosh Guy of Portland
    Macintosh Resource Page
    Macintosh Technical Reference
    Macintosh User Market
    MacInTouch
    MacMom
    MacSurfer
    Macweek Daily
    Macworld Daily
    Apple Software Updates
    Apple Software Mirror
    Info-Mac
    Little-Known Titles
    Version Tracker
     

    Technology Firms

    Adobe Systems
    Aladdin Systems
    ATI Technologies
    Casady & Greene
    ClarisWeb
    Connectix
    DataViz
    GDT Softworks
    Hewlett-Packard
    IBM
    Iomega
    Jump Development
    Microsoft
    Motorola
    Novell
    Power Computing
    Symantec
     
     

    Vision Statement | Major Technology Goals and Objectives | Necessary Components and Guiding Principles | Purchase Decisions | Technology Action Plans | LAN Action Plan | Computer Equipment Upgrade Action Plan | Closed Circuit TV Network Action Plan | Library Action Plan | Voice (Telephone) Network Action Plan | Links for Teachers and Technology Coordinators

     

    Last update 5/22/97