Students in the TJUHSD will have equitable technology access that extends beyond the walls of the classroom to allow every student the opportunity to grow as digital citizens: providing greater communication, interaction and collaboration with the curriculum, other students, teachers and the community.

Friday, February 9, 2018

February's Tech Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Tulare Union Math Teacher, Patrick Hamilton! Patrick was recognized as February's Tech Teacher of the Month!

Tech Teacher of the Month- December

Congratulations to Maria Spellman from Tulare Western High School. She was December's Tech Teacher of the Month!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Tech Teacher of the Month- October

Congratulations to Tulare Union's Eric York! Eric is a Science teacher who incorporates some awesome technology into his classes.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Web Filtering Policies

Our web filtering policies can be found on the web filter policies document under Technology Documents to the right. The document shows what categories are available to us in the filter, and which categories we have turned on or off for restricted or unrestricted students. Additionally, the restricted policy is enforced on all students from 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM Monday through Friday.

Our overall goal with this policy is to never restrict students from doing homework, but to restrict them from non educational sites if they are restricted or when they should be getting ready for school the next day. Certainly there will be sites in the "wrong" category that inadvertently get blocked, or sites that are correctly categorized but not usually educational that a student might want to use for research. If we are made aware of any sites that are needed for educational purposes we will do our best to allow them.

As to restricted and unrestricted, this information is pulled from the Aeries authorizations table. A student will be restricted for one of the following reasons: They do not have a current Responsible Use Agreement on file according to Aeries; Their parent or guardian has requested they not have access to games or social media; Disciplinary restriction for violating the Responsible Use Agreement; Academic restriction if they have shown that full access is too much of a distraction and their grades are suffering. The latter two reasons are controlled by school site staff.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tech Teacher of the Month- September

Congratulations Jana Petersdorf! Jana teaches Drama and English at Tulare Western High School. Watch her video to see how she has been incorporating technology into her classes.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Google Chrome Extensions

We have been blocking chrome extensions at a pretty high rate as students find extensions that interfere with policies and programs we are using. I am currently working on setting up a approved chrome extension list with Google. Once this is complete, we will limit students to the approved list of chrome extensions. We hope to have this change completed by end of day Monday. If you are using a chrome extension with students that the District did not push out, please send me the name so I can add it to the list.

No restrictions will be placed on staff in respect to chrome extensions. If you come across an extension in the future you want to use with students, simply send us the name so we can add it to the approved list.