Our mission is to prepare students to be lifelong learners who are responsible for their own learning, skilled in accessing and processing information, confident in using technological tools, able to solve complex problems alone or collaboratively, capable of being creative and innovative, and able to communicate locally, nationally, and globally.
How to Chromebook
WPS Chromebook QUICK START instructions:
Plug the Chromebook in and press the power button.
Login using your WPS Student Gmail account (personal Gmail accounts will NOT work).
Open the Chrome browser.
Open your WPS Student Gmail and check your inbox (do this DAILY). Respond to email if needed. How to Email.
Go to Google Apps (9-dot square or "waffle" in the upper right-hand corner) > Canvas > enter your Courses from here.
Discover helpful videos to make the most of your Chromebook (NOTE: Some features of WPS Chromebooks are turned off for security purposes)
"My Chromebook runs slow," "Keeps Shutting down," OR "KEEPS REFRESHING"
Chromebooks are not fast machines. We use an iBoss filter on them which constantly scans student traffic for inappropriate sites/material and that slows them down even more. You must have patience when using Chromebooks.
HotSpot T9 Instructions
Charge the Battery
1. Insert the small end of the USB cable into the micro-USB charging port on the right side of the hotspot.
2. Plug the charging adapter into a standard AC power outlet.
***Note: Using a different charger or USB cord other than the one supplied can result in slower charging times.
Power Up the Hotspot
To turn your Hotspot on or off, press and hold the Power Button on the front of the device for at least two seconds.
Connect to your Hotspot via Wi-Fi
1. Find out the Hotspot’s Wi-fi Name by quickly pressing the power button and go through the menu to find it.
2. Do the same to find the password for the hotspot. Write this down somewhere you can find it later.
3. Open the Wi-Fi application or controls on the computer or Wi-Fi enabled device that you want to connect to your Hotspot.
4. Find your Hotspot’s Wi-Fi name (SSID) and enter your password to connect to the internet.
***Note: Your Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password appear on the Hotspot LCD Display.
Carga la batería
1. Inserte el extremo pequeño del cable USB en el puerto de carga micro-USB en el lado derecho del punto de acceso.
2. Conecte el adaptador de carga a una toma de corriente CA estándar.
***Nota: El uso de un cargador o cable USB diferente al suministrado puede resultar en tiempos de carga más lentos.
Encienda el punto de acceso
Para encender o apagar su punto de acceso, mantenga presionado el botón de encendido en la parte frontal del dispositivo durante al menos dos segundos.
Conéctese un dispositivo a su punto de acceso a través de Wi-Fi
1. Averigüe el nombre de Wi-Fi del punto de acceso presionando rápidamente el botón de encendido y recorra el menú para encontrarlo.
2. Haga lo mismo para encontrar la contraseña del punto de acceso. Escriba esto en algún lugar donde pueda encontrarlo más tarde.
3. Abra la aplicación o los controles de Wi-Fi en la computadora o dispositivo habilitado para Wi-Fi que desea conectar a su punto de acceso. 4. Busque el nombre de Wi-Fi de su punto de acceso (SSID) e ingrese su contraseña para conectarse a Internet.
***Nota: Su nombre de Wi-Fi (SSID) y contraseña aparecen en la pantalla LCD del punto de acceso
How to Troubleshoot Your Home Network
Why won't my device connect to the Internet?
Check your cables.
Check a different website.
Try resetting your devices.
Contact your service provider.
Why does one of my computers have trouble connecting when all my other devices work fine?
What can I do if my Internet connection drops frequently?
Move closer to your router.
Update your firmware.
I have a 2.4 GHz wireless telephone. Could it interfere with my wireless network?
Why is my connection so slow?
Is your device too far from the router?
Is your Internet speed fast enough?
Why is my connection weak in certain parts of the house?
Moving your router.
Getting a more powerful router.
Wireless network extenders.
What are the Responsibilities of an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT)?
Duties and responsibilities of an ITRT include, but are not limited to, the following:
Working collaboratively with individual teachers or groups of teachers to integrate technology into instruction
Assisting with curriculum and content development
Disseminating information regarding technology resources, emerging technologies, best practices using technology, and professional development opportunities
Facilitating or conducting technology-related professional development for school staff
Assessing levels of teacher and student technology use and skills
Modeling effective instructional strategies using technology
Serving as a member of the school technology committee
Supporting implementation of the division and state technology plan
Researching use of newer technologies in instruction
Using data to design technology-based instructional strategies
Recommending hardware, software, and related resources
Identifying trends in software, curriculum, teaching strategies, and other educational areas
Creating learning resources for teachers, staff, and students
Serving as a strong advocate for technology integration
Participating in software selection and use
Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel (TSIPs)
Virginia TSIP Standards
The Virginia Board of Education has identified eight technology standards for instructional personnel. Individuals who completed a Virginia approved program in any instructional area since December 1998 have met the TSIP requirements. Virginia colleges and universities require that individuals must meet the requirements as part of their approved program. It is not necessary for local school division personnel to reassess this requirement for these graduates of a Virginia approved program.
The eight standards (as written in the Code of Virginia) are:
Standard One: Instructional personnel shall be able to demonstrate effective use of a computer system and utilize computer software.
Standard Two: Instructional personnel shall be able to apply knowledge of terms associated with educational computing and technology.
Standard Three: Instructional personnel shall be able to apply computer productivity tools for professional use.
Standard Four: Instructional personnel shall be able to use electronic technologies to access and exchange information.
Standard Five: Instructional personnel shall be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and use appropriate instructional hardware and software to support Virginia's Standards of Learning and other instructional objectives.
Standard Six: Instructional personnel shall be able to use educational technologies for data collection, information management, problem solving, decision making, communication, and presentation within the curriculum.
Standard Seven: Instructional personnel shall be able to plan and implement lessons and strategies that integrate technology to meet the diverse needs of learners in a variety of educational settings.
Standard Eight: Instructional personnel shall demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal issues relating to the use of technology.
§ 22.1-16 of the Code of Virginia.
Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 10, eff. March 4, 1998.
Requirements for Waynesboro employees who need to complete TSIP Standards
The Waynesboro certification plan is outlined below. If you have questions, contact Rosemary Wagoner, Shannon Jakeman, or Dalton Ford.
Create a portfolio with the following documents to demonstrate mastery. Portfolios should be shown to your building principal.
Google Doc or Word document that has clip art, bold text, underlined text, text within clip art, etc.
Google Sheet or Excel Spreadsheet that involves using a formula or chart.
Google Slide or PowerPoint with at least 5 slides. There should be more than one slide layout, slides animated, and transition between slides.
Digital picture downloaded from a digital camera or phone.
Print out an e-mail message you have sent or received.
Web page created (Google Sites or WordPress recommended).
Lesson plan that integrates technology into your curriculum.
Complete the online tutorial on Copyright and Fair Use Laws. Contact Rosemary Wagoner to access the tutorial through Moodle.