Job Opening - Technology Specialist

posted May 22, 2014, 12:24 PM by Chris Wherley   [ updated May 22, 2014, 12:27 PM ]

The Technology Specialist reports to the Director of Technology and is responsible for ensuring technology is available to Students, Teachers, Staff and Administration.

Technology includes Windows, Google and Apple devices, printers, copiers, wired and wireless networks, phone system, virtualized servers. 

Deadline June 6, 2014.
Send resume and credentials to
Chris Wherley
Director of Technology 
Williamsville CUSD #15
800 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Champaign Unit 4 Technology Conference August 7

posted Apr 24, 2014, 7:40 AM by Chris Wherley

Please help us share information about our Champaign Unit 4 Technology Conference  we are hosting August 7th, 2014 in Champaign, IL.  We are planning an event in which teachers from all grade levels and all subject areas can come to learn and share their expertise in using technology efficiently and effectively.  We will have sessions presented by teachers for teachers and will craft responsive sessions to meet the needs of those attending.

Here is the flyer about the event:

Here is the website:


Math PARCC Testing Tip

posted Apr 24, 2014, 7:29 AM by Chris Wherley   [ updated Apr 24, 2014, 7:30 AM ]

Equation Editor

When taking the math portions of the PARCC assessment, students will be using an equation editor for some questions.


To assist your students in developing proficiency with this technology, here are some resources.


There is an equation editor in MS Word. This is a great introductory YouTube video how-to guide:


This is a nice, beginning online equation editor:


High School level equation editor for Google Chrome:


This is a link to some free Web 2.0 tools for math educators at all levels.

Other information at

Attached are tip sheets (Grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12) for your students to use to assist them in navigating the Equation Editor.

These resources are from an email I received from 

Margo Sickele

Director of Accountability and School Improvement

Harlem School District 122

Convert epub to pdf using

posted Mar 24, 2014, 1:08 PM by Chris Wherley

iPad Presentation 20140107

posted Jan 7, 2014, 7:11 AM by Chris Wherley   [ updated Jan 7, 2014, 7:24 AM ]

Here are some screenshots for today's presentation.

iPad Presentation 140107

Movenote Presentation about Twitter on the iPad

Setting up Google Mail, Calendars, Contacts, and Notes on iOS7 devices

posted Dec 17, 2013, 8:24 AM by Chris Wherley

Here are some instructions for setting up for your and/or other gmail accounts on your iOS7 devices.


posted Dec 16, 2013, 1:02 PM by Chris Wherley

Using on a Chromebook.

Google Sites Tour

posted Oct 10, 2013, 1:58 PM by Chris Wherley

Here is a link to my presentation notes for the October 11 Inservice session titled Google Sites.

Google Sites

Nov 13-15, 2013 Illinois Education & Technology Conference

posted Aug 23, 2013, 8:00 AM by Chris Wherley

Dear Educator,

Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC)!  We hope you will be able to attend this year's event!

Please feel free to share this notice with your colleagues.

DATES OF IETC -- Nov. 13-15, 2013:
Pre-Conference, Full-Day Workshops:  Wednesday, Nov. 13 (Five workshops offered. Seating limited.)
 - iPad iLearn: Tap into the Magic
 - Make SMARTer Use of your SMARTBoard
 - Installing and Using Microsoft Windows Server 2012
 - Effective Evaluation of Technology Use in the Classroom
 - Becoming an iAdministrator to Strengthen Your Leadership Management Skills
General Conference Days:  Thursday, Nov. 14 and Friday, November 15 (160+ concurrent sessions offered.)

LOCATION:  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL

WHO ATTENDS IETC?  Teachers, administrators, technology coordinators, curriculum/media specialists, special education instructors, technical staff, business managers -- Anyone interested in improving education and preparing students to succeed in today's world.

REGISTRATION FEES:  Conference rates remain unchanged since IETC 2007!  Register and pay conference fees by Oct. 2 for the early-bird, reduced conference rate of only $125 for both General Conference days!

LEARN MORE:  Visit the conference website to register and learn more about IETC 2013!

We hope to see you at IETC this November!

-The IETC Planning Committee

Refresh an Updated Webpage - Internet Explorer

posted Sep 10, 2012, 1:16 PM by Chris Wherley

Here is a Screencast using Jing to show how to update settings in Internet Explorer to look for newer copies of files each time you start Internet Explorer.
Click on Screencast above to see the Video.

Below is just an image not a video.

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