More technology in the classroom is the most common request Grants Management and Professional Development Director Joseph Reyda receives from teachers. New state teaching standards make accessible technology more important than ever.
Reyda gave a technology update to the Fredonia Central School District Board of Education at the regular school board meeting. The report was a follow-up to the report he gave the board in July, and included news on upcoming state core curriculum standards and how technology in classrooms may help or hinder implementation of some aspects of the standards.
Reyda said changing the operating system on an inventory of computers running Windows XP over to Windows 7 "took the entire summer, September, and part of October to complete." Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft next year, so the upgrade was necessary. He said over the summer, older computers were upgraded or removed and the entire technology department inventoried.