The following list of terms is intended to get you up to speed if you are new to technology in 4J.

  • Instructional Technology / TILT (Technology Integrated into Learning and Teaching) is a department is a resource for teachers to get help integrating tech in classroom activities. TILT also offers regular technology workshops. http://www.4j.lane.edu/tilt
  • TIP (Technology Integration Phases) helps schools advance their use of technology in the classroom. Phases are "Pre-Phase", Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3.
  • CIS (Computing and Information Services) is a department manages the district’s information resources, which span instructional and administrative uses of technology. CIS also offers hardware repair services. http://www.4j.lane.edu/cis
  • TIE (Technology Integration Exchange) is an informal group which gathers periodically to discuss and share ideas related to instructional technology in 4J schools. All interested staff are invited to participate. Was briefly known as EdTechSIG.
  • Network Services manages the wired and wireless networks throughout 4J. This also includes desktop support, downloads, etc for both Windows and Mac computers. http://ns.lane.edu
  • TLT (Technology Leadership Team), not to be confused with TILT, is a per-school, site-based committee that makes important decisions about how their respective buildings will use technology.
  • Technology Steering Committee is a district-wide group made up of administrators. It makes important decisions about where the district will go with technology now and in the future.
  • TSS (Technology Support Specialist) is a Classified staff member who is responsible for maintaining and supporting equipment in a particular building.
  • Tech Coaches are site-based certified teachers who train staff in the use of technology. Only a few schools have tech coaches at this time.
  • Golden Drive is the original hard drive used to create identical (OS, user accounts, etc) on other computers.
  • Image is a .dmg file that contains all the information from a golden drive. It is often compressed and stored on an external hard drive. This .dmg file is used to replace all the existing information on a hard drive.
  • Imaging, also known as Cloning, is the process of erasing a hard drive and making it identical to a golden drive.
  • First Clone is the first computer that was imaged from a golden drive. The first clone is carefully checked for anything that did not image correctly and where mistakes and missing items are found. If there are only minor changes, those are made manually after each computer is imaged. If the changes are significant, then the golden drive is changed and a new image is created.