Monthly Archives: November 2012

What’s New in the ADM Tech Department: Guest Wireless

With the implementation of our new managed wireless network, the ADM Schools are now offering guest wireless access.  This network can be used without a password by ADM staff, students, and guests using non-district devices, while still meeting federal standards for … Continue reading

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Restoring Default Dock Icons on an ADM Schools Mac

Every now and then you may find that your default dock icons – or some of them – such as Chrome, Word, or Excel, will not appear after logging in.  This screencast guides you through a very simple process to … Continue reading

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What’s New in the ADM Tech Department: Managed Wireless

One of the projects that the ADM Schools Technology Department implemented during Summer, 2012 was deployment of a district-wide managed wireless network.  Basically, there are two types of wireless networks: managed and unmanaged. Home wireless networks – you plug one … Continue reading

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Opening (problematic) Videos with VLC Player

Every now and then, you may come across a video file that won’t open correctly on your Mac, with the most common error being a message about an unrecognized file format.  In order to open these videos, especially .wmv files … Continue reading

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What’s new in the ADM Tech Department: Interactive Projectors

Among the new technology tools installed over the summer, and funded by the voter-approved Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) were tools to create interactive whiteboards.  While most classrooms that already had a mounted projector were equipped with MimioTeach devices, … Continue reading

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What’s New in the ADM Tech Department: Virtual Servers

One of the changes that we’ve implemented during the summer of 2012 was to install a VMWare virtual server framework, which allows the district to provide network services much more efficiently and cost-effectively.  While virtual server configurations can be enormous, ours … Continue reading

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Checking OSX Version and Available Disk Space

If you’re curious about whether your computer is using the latest version of OSX, or how much available disk space you still have left, check out this screencast.  Basic instructions are provided for checking both of those items. Note that … Continue reading

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