Technology Training for Substitutes
Classrooms in Harrisonburg City schools are equipped with a teacher workstation that includes a computer attached to a document camera and possibly an interactive whiteboard. These directions will help you make good use of this technology.
ALL substitutes are expected to:
- Follow teachers plans for technology use. Do not use computers for free time. Allow students to use technology only when the teacher leaves a specific plan for use of technology.
- Monitor student use of the internet to ensure that they are complying with the Acceptable Use Agreement. If you see a student visiting a site that is not appropriate, it is your responsibility to make sure they stop. If the site was accessed accidentially, you should remind them of the Acceptable Use Agreement. If the student was purposely trying to locate inappropriate materials, then he/she should be referred to the office for disciplinary action.
- All substitutes are expected to be familiar with and abide by division policies and guidelines concerning the appropriate use of division technology resources. Please review the Appropriate Use Information for Substitutes.
Important Things to Know:
- Personal use of school computers and other mobile devices (cell phones, iPads, etc) by substitutes is not permissible while students are in the classroom.
- Be sure to turn projector off when it is not being used for more than 15 minutes. See Remote and Projector below.
- Each school has generic logins so that you can log into the network. See Substitute Login for Network below.
- Tech staff are available in every building to help! See "Go To" list below.
Using the Teacher Computer Workstation
Substitute Login for Network
Substitutes can log into the division network with the username hcpssub. See the technology staff at a school for the password. When using this login on a Windows computer, you will have access to the Global folder and will be able to print and save documents in the hcpssub folder. When using this login on an Apple computer, you will have access to the Shared folder and you will be able to print and save documents in the hcpssub folder.
Remote and Projector
The first thing you want to find is the remote to turn the projector on and off. The projector bulbs are very expensive to replace so we ask that you turn the Power off when you will not be using the projector for 15 minutes or more. You can use the AV Mute or PC Mute button to save the bulb when you aren't using the projector for shorter periods during the day, such as between classes or when students are working individually. Be sure to turn the Power off at the end of the day. You can use the freeze button to freeze an image on the screen while you do other work or get ready for the next activity on the document camera or computer. See attached file for more details. Tip Sheet for Projectors
There are two types of document cameras that you may find at the workstation. The Elmo is white; the Avermedia is black. Switching between the document camera and computer is seamless; simply click on appropriate buttons on the document camera. See attached file for more details. Document Camera Tips
There are three types of interactive whiteboards. The elementary schools have SMARTBoards. You may see a Mimio in the middle schools and high school. The high school also has interactive projectors. Click on the links below for tip sheets or tutorials on using the interactive whiteboard you will be working with.
- PDF quick reference on orienting a SMART Board and some basics for using
- 2 minute video tutorials on using a SMART Board: Touch Write and Save
- Smart Board Tools
- Whiteboard Basics
- Teacher Tube Tutorials for Using SMART Board
- Mimio Tutorials
- Teacher Tube Tutorials on Using Mimio (click on arrow above right hand corner of video to navigate to Part 2 and 3)
- How to Videos for the Epson BrightLink Interactive Projector
“Go To” technology staff in each building
Harrisonburg High School
- Diana Flick, Room 171—Extension #1171
- Dwayne Hottinger and Craig Shoemaker, Room 254—Extension #1254
Skyline Middle School
- Alan Quimby, Office in Library—Extension #2375
- Lora Stader, Office in Library—Extension #2378
Thomas Harrison Middle School
- Cherie Roadcap, Office in Library, Room 36 known as “The Studio”—Library Extension #112
- Ed Saylor, Office in Library, Room 36 known as “The Studio”—Library Extension #112
- Mary Anne Duda, 1st Floor Lab
- Toni Sheets (every other week), 2nd Floor Lab
- Beth Clatterbuck, Astro lab Room E121--Extension #1121
- Kim Brantley (every other week), Astro lab-Room E121—Extension #1121
- Jackie Zito, Lab-Room 212
- Kim Brantley (every other week), Lab-Room 212
Stone Spring Elementary
- Trisha McPherson, Computer Lab 2-Room 131
- Stacey Penrod (every other week), Computer Lab 1-Room 129
- Sharon Barrix, 2nd Floor Lab-Room 211
- Stacey Penrod (every other week), 3rd Floor Lab-Room 303