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Title: Computer Lab Technician


1
Computer Lab Technician
  • School Technology Specialist

2
In the Beginning…
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Responsibilities when position was created
  • Computers had no hard drives.
  • Lab Technician inserted disks for software
    application requested by teachers and turned
    computers on.
  • Lab Tech. stayed in computer lab to assist
    teacher computers were not common in
    classrooms.
  • At the end of the day, remove disks and turn off
    computers.

4
  • Todays Lab Technician
  • Responsibilities have increased as rapidly as
    technology has developed.
  • Technology is a core component for school
    administration, management, and teaching.
  • Maintenance of the technology infrastructure is
    crucial.

5
Present Day Technology
  • Hard drives
  • CD-RW, DVD and ZIP Drives
  • Network Capability
  • Sophisticated Operating Systems

6
Printers, Scanners, Digital Cameras
7
Projection Equipment and SmartBoard Technologies
8
Handheld Computing
  • Administrator Pilot Program
  • Educational applications
  • Less costly than desktops

9
Lab Technicians Provide Support To
Multi-Purpose Computer Labs
Classroom technology including PCs, printers,
scanners, projection devices
Distance Learning Labs
Library Media Centers
Keyboarding, Business Education, and Tech. Ed.
Labs
Administrative and Office Staff Hardware and
Software
10
Increases in Numbers of Computers at Huntsville
City Schools Academic Years 1998/99 through
2002/03
11
Grissom High School Three Year Computer Increase
12
Huntsville High School Three Year Computer
Increase
13
Chapman Middle School Three Year Computer
Increase
14
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary Three Year
Computer Increase
15
Knowledge of microcomputers required.
  • Operating systems used in the last 5 years
  • MS-DOS
  • Windows 3.1
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows NT Server
  • Familiarity with computer hardware in order to
    troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade equipment.

16
HCS Technology Support Structure
Computer Lab Technicians 1 per school (47
schools) Additional staff for Title I schools
Data Processing Technicians Perform repairs
school lab techs are not trained to do Number of
Personnel 4
Network Technicians Manage school system
network Number of Personnel 3
Technology Coordinators Provide training and
software support. Number of Personnel 2
Telephone technical support for products under
warranty.
17
Photos of Technology In Huntsville City Schools
18
Blossomwood Elementary Computer Lab Technician
maintains data base and administers assessments
to students using Star Reading, Star Math, and
Star Early Literacy (assessments used for
Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math
Programs).
19
Blossomwood Elementary Computer Lab equipped
with 30 Windows XP Computers purchased in July
2002 through PTA fundraising. Smart board
capability available for teaching purposes.
Computer lab has a black laser printer and a
color laser printer that is networked for the lab
and throughout the school.
20
Jones Valley Elementary In addition to the Smart
Board technology, PC-to-TV converters are used in
many labs and classrooms throughout Huntsville
City Schools for both demonstration purposes and
integrating technology into the curriculum.
21
Huntsville High School Multi-Purpose Lab
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Huntsville High School Business Education Lab
23
Huntsville High School Computer Science Lab
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Huntsville High School Distance Learning Lab
25
Huntsville High School Library Media Center
26
Challenger Middle School Mobile Wireless Network
Lab
27
Blossomwood Elementary Blossomwood News Network
(BNN) school-wide broadcast is run with the help
of the lab tech, SPACE teacher and 5th grade
SPACE students. All students in Blossomwood
appear at least once throughout the school year
on BNN
28
CTV Challenger Middle TV
Provides daily homeroom broadcasts and
continuously running announcements in the school
lobby.
29
West Huntsville Elementary Instructional Lab
Accelerated Math Scanner
30
West Huntsville Elementary Instructional Lab
31
Setting up Elementary Lab at AAA
Under Construction
32
Networking Responsibilities
33
Network Interface Card
10 Base T Cables
Fast Ethernet Workgroup Switch
34
Workstation Network Configuration
Windows 95/98
Windows XP
35
Challenger Middle School Administrative
Instructional Servers
36
Network Cable Construction
37
Challenger Middle School Network Communication
Closet
38
Huntsville High Computer Lab Network Wiring
39
Technician Repair Workrooms
40
Academy for Academics and Arts
41
Academy for Academics and Arts
42
Huntsville High Technician Workroom
43
Computer Virus Prevention and Control
44
ALSDE Course of Study for Technology
  • Mandatory for school year 2003-2004.
  • Different requirements for elementary, middle,
    and high school.
  • Integration of technology into curriculum is
    essential for students going to college and work
    place.

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Integrate Technology into Curriculum
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Thank You HCS School Board for wanting to know
more about technology in our schools and the
contributions of Computer Lab Technicians.
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