|Technology is a critical component of the Lick-Wilmerding High School experience. Technology is present in just about every aspect of our life when we are on campus and at home. Lick-Wilmerding teachers and students know how to use the best tools to get what they want to do to make a difference in class and to change the world.|
Technology Supporting Our Mission
We work with our faculty and students to use the best tools to effectively support our school mission and the classroom curriculum.
We maintain a network using HP ProCurve
network switching equipment connected across the campus with fiber-optic cables. Most of the devices on the network are connecting via our Ruckus Wireless
system of wireless access points strategically located to provide the best coverage we can for faculty and students. We strive to stay connected to the faculty, staff and students so we can always support the curriculum and the diverse community of L-W. We work with teachers at the department and individual-level to integrate technology, when appropriate, to the learning environment.
The dialogue between what technology tools we can use for faculty work and student development will always be an ongoing process. We maintain the campus infrastructure and promote students to bring their own devices (BYOD) on campus to use. We also have multiple laptop carts throughout the departments so teachers have access to strategically use technology. We have computer labs around the campus that students use before and after school hours for course work. We have a campus-wide wireless network with a fiber-optic upstream connection to the awesome local San Francisco ISP, Monkeybrains
, to make sure students and faculty have the bandwidth they need.
We maintain and drive the development of our WhippleHill
Podium-based website that the entire Lick-Wilmerding community uses daily for communication and academics. Whether its using XML to generate the proper schedule on our digital signage or running replacement cables for classrooms, we are here for the students and the entire community. We also maintain servers on campus for additional network services that house our digital portfolio server
, student work with multimedia work for their courses.
Technology Focus: Digital Portfolios
For the 2012-2013 school year, faculty and students are doing some amazing work with digital portfolios. We setup a digital portfolio system and the Technical Arts Department and our Science Department are integrating it into their classes for all 9th graders. Students post their work on their dportfol.io pages for their peers and teachers to view. Students can work on them on-campus or at home. The dportfol.io server is running on the Mahara Open-Source eportfolio engine.
Students are cranking-out some amazing work in this dymanic and creative environment.
Lick-Wilmerding Tech Staff
L-W Technology Updates (from @licktech)
|Our mobile-optimized www.lwhs.org website|
|Our large file transfer site|
|Our digital portfolio system|
|Our web interface to Faculty/Staff email.|
Acceptable Use Of Technology at LWHS
|Proper and Ethical Use|
All LWHS students, parents, faculty and community members muct be familiar with the Technology Acceptable Use Policy, and must abide by it when using LWHS's technological resources and infrastruture both on-campus and off.
Conditions and Rules for Use
|1. General Rules |
a) Technology use must support LWHS's educational objectives and be consistent with them. Inappropriate use of LWHS’s technology resources violates the Acceptable Use Policy.
b) Transmission of any material in violation of Lick-Wilmerding rules, California laws or regulations, or United States laws or regulations is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, transmitting copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or material protected by trade secret.
c) Use of Lick-Wilmerding’s computers for commercial activities or product advertisement is not allowed. This includes buying or selling items as an individual.
d) The physical space surrounding Lick-Wilmerding’s computers must be treated with respect. Under no circumstances should food or drink be brought into any computer facility.
e) Lick-Wilmerding technology is for academic use only. The following activities are prohibited:
i. Modifying the appearance, settings, or interface of technology resources
ii. Using file sharing (peer-to-peer) applications
iii. Instant Messaging or using any chat applications (unless a faculty member grants prior permission for academic purposes)
iV. Computer games or gaming of any kind
V. Downloading or otherwise installing software applications on LWHS computers without prior consent from a faculty or staff member
f) If through misuse or neglect a student damages LWHS technology, that student and his/her family is financially liable.
Lick-Wilmerding actively monitors all computer and network activity, internet use, and file server space at multiple different levels ranging from network traffic, files left on computers and user desktop activity.
|3. Etiquette|When using technology resources to communicate both inside and outside the Lick-Wilmerding community, students are expected to follow LWHS community standards at all times, particularly with regard to language and behavior. All rules found in the Student Handbook apply to technology etiquette as do the social media guidelines.
|4. Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Environment|
Use of personal devices by students on campus is optional. Students who do not participate in BYOT will not be penalized. Lick-Wilmerding actively supports a "Bring Your Own Technology" (BYOT) model for instructional technology. Family-owned laptops, Smartphones and other devices with wireless connectivity that support the educational environment are allowed access certain parts of LWHS's network to access the Internet, share files, print and other similar collaborative uses. Students are responsible for the maintenance and security of their own equipment. The school is not liable for the damage or theft of private property, including any damages resulting from computer viruses. Laptops must have operable, current anti-virus software installed. All rules stated in the Technology AUP apply to privately owned equipment.
a) Each teacher has the discretion to regulate the use of the student personal device in the classroom and around any school project.
b) Running any sort of server applications on non-school equipment is prohibited.
c) Remember you are at an educational institution and all your activity on the Internet is traceable back to our network location.
d) We reserve the right to remove you and your personal device from the network for improper activity.
e) Lick-Wilmerding reserves the right to update these guidelines as we see fit.
f) If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the Director of Technology.
|5. Penalties for Improper Use|
Penalties for violating classroom rules, Lick-Wilmerding’s rules, or applicable state and federal laws include:
a) Loss of network and computer use privileges
b) Other disciplinary actions, including, but not limited to, those found in the Student Handbook
c) Criminal prosecution
Although Lick-Wilmerding has taken reasonable precautions to restrict access to offensive and questionable material, technology makes absolute control of all on-line activities impossible.
|7. Updates and Changes|
Because we reserve the right to update these usage guidelines, the most up-to-date technology usage guidelines will always be available at the following URLhttp://www.lwhs.org/tech
The ultimate responsibility for appropriate use of the Internet rests in the hands of the user. Lick-Wilmerding is not liable for unacceptable use. Lick-Wilmerding does operate basic internet content-filtering in an attempt on specific content that Lick-Wilmerding Administration feels has no conceivable reason to be on our network.