Closing SVRTC Meeting for 2021-22 School Year

The April 20, 2022 SVRTC meeting had 14 members in attendance from the following SVRTC divisions: Amelia, Brunswick, Charlotte, Colonial Heights, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Franklin City, Greensville, Martinsville, Petersburg, and Prince Edward.

Seven people in a video call.

The committee members discussed the increase of cyber attacks school divisions are experiencing. Many spoke about their divisions transitioning to a two-factor authorization. Other members spoke about their disaster recovery plan development and focus on user awareness. SVRTC Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Jamerson, reviewed the SVRTC Strategic Plan and discussed the goals. Members were also encouraged to join the SVRTC sub-committees to support these goals.

Longwood ITTIP plans to host the first SVRTC meeting for the 2022- 2023 school year on campus, Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

Members Learn About Clear Touch Interactive Panels

The February SVRTC meeting had 20 members in attendance from the following SVRTC divisions: Brunswick, Colonial Heights, Cumberland, Danville City, Dinwiddie, Franklin City, Greensville, Martinsville, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Petersburg, and Prince Edward.

Shayna Muirhead from NextWave Tech, presented Clear Touch Interactive Panels virtually to SVRTC members. She explained what Clear Touch interactive panels are: an adjustable, portable, interactive panel that is easy to move and ready to use by just plugging in the device.

She described some of the features that come with this piece of technology including apps already installed such as Google Browser, Zoom, Kahoot, and other educational applications. She also demonstrated an app called, Collage, which is a wireless way that students can cast their device onto the panel and show their work. By entering the 6-digit access code, any device can connect to the panel and up to 9 devices can be connected simultaneously. This device also comes with multiple inputs such as HDMI for PC, MAC, and Android.

Woman pointing at screen and selecting from multiple windows.

An additional feature the Clear Touch Panels have are that they can detect different touches and pick up on each finger touching the screen, along with different hand positions to erase the annotations. Ms. Muirhead described the feature called, Snowflake Mutli-teach – which is a software that allows multiple pages to be displayed onto one page and that teachers can use while teaching. Snowflake also provides multiple interactive lessons that students and teachers can use to collaborate. Teachers can easily organize and edit their lessons through this software making each lesson easily accessible. 

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