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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Licensed Laptop Selection Time!

Below you will find the technical specs for each laptop available for Teacher replacement this Spring 2018:


Macintosh Laptop:
MacBook Air
13-inch/1.8GHz
i5 - 5th Gen/8GB/256GB SSD storage/Intel HD Graphics
6000



Windows Laptop:
ThinkPad 13 2nd Gen, Intel Core
i5-7200U-7th Gen (2.50GHz, 3MB) 13.3"
1920x1080 Multitouch, Windows 10 Pro
64, 16.0GB, 1x256GB SSD SATA, Inte l
HD 620, Intel 8265 ac, 720p HD
Camera, 3 Cell Li-Polymer, 3 Year Depot




Macbook Pro (upgrade $460)
13-inch MacBook Pro: 2.3GHz dual-core i5, 256GB
2.3GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 - 7th Gen
• Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
• 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
• 256GB PCIe-based SSD
• Force Touch Trackpad
• Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports
• Backlit Keyboard

Monday, February 26, 2018

Replacement of Licensed Staff Laptops - Spring 2018

It is time again to upgrade our current licensed staff & administrator laptops (last replacement was Summer 2014). These laptops will be replaced this Spring (May 2018). We will be moving to a 5 year replacement cycle after this replacement.  Next replacement date will be Spring 2023.

Laptop options include:
  • Macintosh laptops: 13" Macbook Air
  • Windows laptops: 13" Lenovo ThinkPad:
  • For those who feel they would benefit from a MacBook Pro, this will be available for an additional cost, paid for by PDF or dept funds.
Please begin organizing and backing up your files.  Below are helpful TTSD IT KnowledgeBase articles and link to the TTSD Tech Blog that will provide you with tips:
In the next week, you will receive a follow up email with additional laptop details and with a form to complete.  You will only need to complete this form IF you want to:
  1. Switch platforms (move from Windows >> Mac or Mac >> Windows), or
  2. Upgrade to Macbook Pro laptop ($$)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Getting started with Google Team Drives




TTSD staff, you may have noticed a new area in the Google Drive menu called Team Drives. Team Drives are a way to share folders and files other staff, but instead of an individual owning the content, the content is owned by the TEAM.  So, if someone were to move away or move to a different "team", the ownership of the files stays with the team. This could be very useful for group collaboration in SAT/PLCs, departments, schools, committees, etc. where the content shouldn't belong to a particular person, but rather the team as a whole. Click the graphic below to learn more about Team Drives.




Google Classroom Sync - Update

Background On November 12th, CTA (our Synergy host) had to disable the feature that lets teachers sync assignments & scores between ...