Michael C. Warren

Technology and Education

May Field Based Activity Reflection

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May was a slow month, yet a busy month. It was slow in the sense that I did not get as much as I wanted to do with my filed projects only because I was finishing up with finals at Navarro College and finishing projects with students at Maypearl ISD. The work that was done this month was researching and attending meetings in regards to a new web hosting service. It appears that after years of hosting our website through our Internet Service Provider, the provider has decided to just focus on internet access. This has put us into a quick research and review of some alternative hosting services. We researched two options that included eChalk and School Fusion. While both had their merits, they key is that we want web hosting, email, a basic learning management system, and storage for students. For me, School Fusion was a “shinier” product, but it lacked an email solution.

The last I heard the district was looking into the pricing of eChalk and how that pricing may go if we purchase their complete package. As the current web developer, I am excited about moving to a content management system because it will be managed by an outside organization, leaving more free time for our technology department to focus on other issues. In addition it will be database driven allowing for better control of the structure and layout. Additional features will also be added that are beyond my current scope, and will allow me to return my focus to teaching courses.

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May 30th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

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