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Geographic Information Systems: 

Join us for an exploration of free tools for educators that are browser-based and encourage students to analyze data by developing sophisticated maps?  Geospatial mapping tools used to be difficult to use, but that is no longer the case.  Join Gayle Wilson from Albuquerque Academy and Joseph Kerski from ESRI to learn how schools can use this free resource across the curriculum and in multiple grade levels. Below the video is a list of websites shared during the webinar.

GIS from Sarah Hanawald on Vimeo.

Websites mentioned:

November 2, 2016 Integrated Databases

 Veracross's Aaron Vogelzang joined us for a discussion about technology leadership in the area of data management. What does it mean when we say "integrated data" and what benefits and challenges come with truly integrated data. How can technology leaders help their schools manage data effectively? 

October 19, 2016 Digital Trends for ATLIS Schools

Jon Moser, CEO and Founder of Finalsite, shared tactics and strategies on how you can analyze your school’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats with data-driven information that will help you to make better decisions for success. Case studies from independent school highlighted what you need to be thinking about now.  We took a look at new search trends and tech tools to inspire us to shake up the traditional ways you recruit and retain students.

October 11, 2016 ERate and Independent Schools

Sarah Hanawald, ATLIS Executive Director, and Marc Chervitz, Director of Client Services for ERate Program, LLC discuss the details of the ERate program and how independent schools can save significant money by taking advantage of this program.


 October 3, 2016 Google Apps for Education Online User Group Meeting

Alex Inman from Educational Collaborators joined us for this year's first online user group meeting to discuss all things GAFE (now G- Suite!).  Alex shared updates about the Google Educator Certification programs.  Other topics under discussion were:  The new name (G Suite), dealing with corrupt profiles, how to get support and digital privacy. For upcoming events, check our calendar.


Blackbaud Usergroup Meeting September 30, 2016

The ISED-L conversation opened with: "Has anyone made the move from Education Edge to onRecord/onBoard or the NXT products since the Blackbaud/Whipple Hill merger that would be willing to share their experience?"  Several listserv participants volunteered to share their experience with transitions with colleagues. For upcoming events check our calendar.

Prior Videos

The conversation covered a wide variety of topics, including Vault, document retention, suspending vs. removing accounts, Active Directory issues, synchronization errors and more.  

Just below the embedded video are some links shared during the conversation.

Links: Document Retention recommendations from NAIS

GAM, a command line tool for managing many aspects of GAFE.

Disaster Recovery

Jason Snook, a systems engineer with Quorum, joined us to discuss the principles of DRaaS or Disaster Recovery as a Service.  Jason shared communications techniques school technology leaders can utilize to better educate other school leaders about the importance of having a plan for recovering when a data catastrophe strikes.  Attendees learned how to assess their internal readiness, including suggestions for setting up realistic scenarios for testing recovering capacity.  Jason's line: "if it takes more than a few minutes, you're doing it wrong" resonated with those attending the webinar.



Did you miss the Leading IT All session at ATLIS 2016?  Were you intrigued by the tweets or the follow-up discussion on ISED-L? Catch Jamie Britto (Collegiate School, VA), Barry Kallmeyer (Hathaway Brown School, OH), Cathy Kyle (Presbyterian Day School, TN), Howard Levin (Convent & Stuart Hall, CA) and Jason Ramdsen (Ravenscroft, NC) as they re-create their standing-room-only session.  They were joined by Jack Hardcastle in the role of chief questioner.  Jack returned to school following ATLIS 2016 to learn that he was about to assume the title of CIO!  His request (plea?) for materials from the session on ISED-L led to a lively exchange and this offering.