Projects

The technology department is constantly undertaking projects to advance our mission. Below are projects for the current school year.

Projected Projects for 2018-2019

*Summer is a very busy time for us. We install, upgrade and implement during the summer to lower the impact on users. Many of the projects listed below will be focused on during the summer.

Project

Lead

Descriptor

Status

Notes

iLearn (Moodle) update Chris Update to 3.4 or 3.5. Evaluation will come with the release of 3.5 Planned Also updating server specs. This will also be a database server update.
DEC 2.0 Troy Implemented This is will be under continual development.
Google Apps Training Troy/Bob/Amy
HelpDesk Software Sean/Shane
Web Site update Chris Refreshing our district web site to increase usability and clarity. Bringing better search functions.
MyPD Troy/Chris
Chromebook installation All Techs  Yearly installation of additional Chromebooks.
WorkFlow approval Troy
Video Podcast Troy
MyPD – PD Tracking Integration  Chris/Troy Research/Evaluate
 e911 Implementation  Troy
Phone update  Troy
Emergency Notification Update Troy
Fordson Theme Update  Chris
Evaluation Reporting Troy

Projects for 2017-2018

Project

Lead

Descriptor

Status

Notes

iLearn (Moodle) update Chris Update to 3.3 Planned, ready to implement Also updating server specs. This will also be a database server update.
DEC 2.0 Troy Update presentation of curriculum to new format Implemented. Currently working with Curriculum Committees to populate information.
Google Apps Training Troy/Bob/Amy
Inventory Updates Sean
Web Site update Chris Refreshing our district web site to increase usability and clarity.
Rewrite Middle School Computer Applications Course Troy
 Chromebook installation All Techs Adding more Chromebooks to schools around the district.
MyPD Site Troy/Chris  MyPD will allow us to provide online professional learning.  Implemented. Required courses are now offered through MyPD rather than iLearn.
ADA Compliance Troy
Professional Development Tracking Troy Allow Teachers to track their professional development. Also allows the district to know what professional development is offered. Implemented This was actually implemented twice. We first put together a successful registration system. However, there were requests for additional features (like sub tracking). We went back to the drawing board and implemented another system which meets the requests.
Phone upgrade Troy
Emergency Notification Upgrade Troy
Fordson Theme Update Chris
Easy Enroll Sean/Chris
1PassWord for Teams Troy Implemented
Donation Site for Dearborn Ed Foundation

Projects for 2016-2017

Project

Lead

Descriptor

Status

Notes

iLearn (Moodle) update Chris Update to 3.2 Planned, ready to implement Also updating server specs. This will also be a database server update.
DEC 2.0 Troy Update presentation of curriculum to new format Mock up is complete. Currently gaining feedback and planning implementation
Google Apps Training Troy/Bob/Amy
Inventory Updates Sean
Web Site update Chris
 Rewrite Middle School Computer Applications Course Troy
 Chromebook installation All Techs
Complete Desktop installation All Techs
AeroHive School Troy Allow teachers to view Student computer screens using Google Chrome Evaluation
Mi-Star Online Payments Troy Allow parents and community members to pay via online system In Development Projected to be available in August of 2016

Projects for 2014-2015

Project

Lead

Descriptor

Status

Notes

DEC
(Dearborn Educational Curriculum)
Chris/Sean Curriculum Mapping software. Active Development Implementation well underway. Curriculum is being entered by committees. Adjusts have been made to increase the usability for teachers.
Google Apps Training Troy  On going Training
Raspberry Pi Dustin  Inexpensive alternative.  On hold $35 computer with limited use.
NWEA Scott/Fadia Implementation  NWEA is a joint project with Assessment. We are working on implementation and training.
 iBlog 2.0  Chris
 iPad Implementation  Scott  On-going
 Floor Plans  Troy On hold  Working with DCMST.
Inventory  Karen/Fadia Working with RESA to update and modernize our Inventory system.
Password Reset  Chris Complete Working on LDAP password reset trigger.  Needs fix to work properly.
Blended Learning  Troy
Safe Browser Chris – Troy Evaluating A secure browser for testing.  Specifically with Moodle.  Website Link
Linux  Dustin
Kettle  Scott  Evaluating  Data Analysis tool.
BigBlueButton HTML 5 Update  Chris  Piloting
Statewide Moodle Hub Chris Planning Stage Working with statewide committee.
Moodle-Edmodo style Course Format Chris On-going Looking for funding and collaborations with others to develop course format.
New Helpdesk Software OTRS  Chris/ Sean Active Development System in place and working. Developing additional support documentation.
Digital Signage and school TV display softwareXibo Chris / Troy / Dustin Piloted successfully at DHS.
Pinit Chris Dearborn’s “pinterest” Complete and available. Provides shareable bookmarking
Bond Implementation Troy Technology updates from recently approved bond In progress Updating of devices, installation of wireless, updating of infrastructure.
Project Management Software Chris Provide tracking and planning services from a web interface On hold Using open source Project Pier software.  Installed on server. Setup and configuring.

 

Projects for 2013-2014

Project

Lead

Descriptor

Status

Notes

TODCM Chris/Mousa Curriculum Mapping software. Active Development  This is know as the Dearborn Educational Curriculum (DEC). Fully installed. Working on collecting information from Curriculum Committees. Secondary Pacing guides are complete.
Google Apps Transition Troy  Complete  Complete.
Raspberry Pi Dustin  Inexpensive alternative.  On hold $35 computer with limited use.
STAR Math Scott/Fadia  Actively being used.
 iBlog 2.0  Chris  Complete
 iPad Implementation  Scott  On-going
 Notification System  Dustin/ Chris  Complete  Now in active use.
 Floor Plans  Troy On hold  Working with DCMST.
Inventory  Karen/Fadia  In Progress  Currently converting from TrackIt!. Working on cleaning and verifying information.
Password Reset  Chris Complete Working on LDAP password reset trigger.  Needs fix to work properly.
 Chris On-hold
Blended Learning  Troy
Safe Browser Chris – Troy Evaluating A secure browser for testing.  Specifically with Moodle.  Website Link
Linux  Dustin
Kettle  Scott  Implementing  Data Analysis tool.
BigBlueButton HTML 5 Update  Chris  Piloting
Statewide Moodle Hub Chris Planning Stage Working with statewide committee.
Moodle-Edmodo style Course Format Chris On-going Looking for funding and collaborations with others to develop course format.
New Helpdesk Software OTRS  Chris/ Mousa Active Development  System in place and working. Tweaking in progress.
Digital Signage and school TV display softwareXibo Chris / Troy / Dustin Piloted successfully at DHS.
Pinit Chris Dearborn’s “pinterest” Complete and available. Provides shareable bookmarking
LDAP Integration with STAGES Troy One less password to remember Complete Allows for teachers to use district credentials to log into STAGES.
AESOP integration with STAGES Troy Attendance On hold. Automatically copies data from AESOP into STAGES.
Bond Implementation Troy Technology updates from recently approved bond In progress Updating of devices, installation of wireless, updating of infrastructure.
Project Management Software Chris Provide tracking and planning services from a web interface In progress Using open source Project Pier software.  Installed on server. Setup and configuring.

 

Projects for 2012-2013

Project

Lead

Descriptor

Status

Notes

TODCM Chris/Mousa Curriculum Mapping software. Active Development  This is know as the Dearborn Educational Curriculum (DEC). Fully installed. Working on collecting information from Curriculum Committees.
Google Apps Transition Troy  Currently in transition phase
Raspberry Pi Dustin  Inexpensive alternative. $35 computer with limited use.
STAR Math Scott/Fadia  Actively being used.
 iBlog 2.0  Chris  Transitioning to a new WordPress install. Additional functionality. See this page for more information.
 iPad Implementation  Scott  On-going
 Notification System  Dustin/ Chris  Complete  Now in active use.
 Floor Plans  Troy  On-going.  Working with DCMST.
 School Search  Chris  Complete  This is a project completed by a student as a project.
Inventory  Karen
Password Reset  Chris  In-progress Working on LDAP password reset trigger.  Needs fix to work properly.
BackChannel  Chris On-hold
Blended Learning Pilot  Troy
Linux  Dustin
Levels on Report Cards  Scott
BigBlueButton  Chris
Statewide Moodle Hub Chris On-Hold Waiting on Approval to move forward.
Moodle-Edmodo style Course Format Chris On-going Looking for funding and collaborations with others to develop course format.
New Helpdesk Software OTRS  Chris/ Mousa  On-going  Preparing server and installing OTRS 4-22-13
Digital Signage and school TV display softwareXibo Chris / Troy / Dustin On-going Testing Ubuntu Client and different computer configs.  Will try android client soon.  Server Setup and Functional.  Need to perfect client operation.  4-22-13
Pinit Chris Dearborn’s “pinterest” In development Provides shareable bookmarking
LDAP Integration with STAGES Troy One less password to remember In Development Allows for teachers to use district credentials to log into STAGES.
AESOP integration with STAGES Troy Attendance In development Automatically copies data from AESOP into STAGES.

 

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