Digital Learning Day 2020 is Thursday, February 27. This is a day that celebrates learning of all kinds that is strengthened by the use of technology. Visit our Digital Learning Day site to check out the Flipgrids of LTIs showcasing some of their favorite digital learning tools. Watch the demos and then vote for the one you’d like to try for Digital Learning Day! We can’t wait to share student learning on Twitter! Follow us at @acpslearntech.
Learning Tech Quarterly is a brand new newsletter from the Department of Technology that explores the intersection of education, tech, and Virginia’s Five C’s. The Five C’s, a set of expectations established by the Profile of a Virginia Graduate, highlight the importance of Critical thinking, Collaboration, Creative thinking, Citizenship, and Communication in public education. Continue reading
In response to feedback from students, parents, employees, and community members, ACPS will transition to a new web design and content management system this summer! We’re excited for this opportunity to enhance communications and engagement with our school communities.
After several years with SharePoint as our web design and content management provider, ACPS has decided to move its public-facing internet content to Finalsite. Continue reading
Last summer, the Department of Technology announced a plan to reimage every ACPS computer assigned to staff and students. The purpose of the reimage was to update our computers to Windows 10, the current Microsoft operating system. This update serves to protect our network from data breaches and viruses that can negatively impact our employees and students. The original deadline for this project was October 1, 2019; however, there are still employees who have not scheduled with their TSS to have their computer reimaged.
Please note: Any computer that has not been updated to the Windows 10 operating system by February 14, 2020, will no longer be able to log in to the ACPS network. Continue reading
Middle & High School Faculty and Staff: As you may have heard, Naviance is implementing a new password policy that will require all ACPS students to change their Naviance passwords to meet new, more secure requirements on Monday, January 27, 2020. This process of moving to more secure passwords is necessary to best ensure the security of our students’ Naviance accounts and student data. Continue reading
Secondary Teachers: If you teach a semester course in Schoology, here are a few things to consider as we begin the second semester today:
First semester courses will be archived, but the process is gradual. Teachers may continue to see first semester courses listed for the first 24 hours of the new semester. Continue reading
Don’t Feed the Phish!
Phishing is a fraudulent practice of sending emails pretending to be from reputable companies in order to get individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. DO NOT EVER share your password with anyone by clicking on a link through an email or in person. No reputable company or organization will ever ask you to provide your personal information. Continue reading
Albemarle County Public Schools is evaluating the performance and effectiveness of our Electronic School Notification System (ESNS). We currently use this system to communicate important information and emergency alerts to parents/guardians and employees by phone, email, and text messaging.
Please help us assess our existing system by participating in a survey: Open the survey »
The Department of Technology needed to perform an update to our internet filter this week. If after the update students are unable to connect to the internet, please have them restart their laptop (rather than selecting “shut down” or “log off”). Also, please remind all students to restart their computer on a regular basis, as this keeps the computer healthy and running in the most efficient way. Continue reading