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NAPLAN Lockdown Browser
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No Internet Connection on a Mac
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PRSC IT Services
Flexability through BYOD
Why is BYOD the future and why we use BYOD at Patterson River Secondary College
Computers are simply learning tools in today’s education environment. Allowing students to bring their own devices lets students choose the tools for learning they feel most comfortable with. Leveraged with VMware virtual desktop technologies brings a cost effective solution that
Why we use VMware
VMware was deployed to provide a standard operating environment across the college for all basic computer use. VMware also helps provide a cost effect solution by allowing the school to purchase software licensing removing the need for students to pay extra for these resources.
STANDARDISED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
Helps teachers put together a lesson based on all students having access to the same software.
REMOTE ACCESS TO FILES AND SOFTWARE
Access to VMware is available from outside the school and at home during the weekends and school holidays.
EASY TO USE
The look and feel of a school computer on your own device. You can also share your work between your own device and the virtual computer.
Saves money by providing software on the VMware platform so you dont need to pay for software licenses.
PAPERCUT and PRINTING
Environmental Impact from Printing
In 2009 Patterson River Secondary College transitioned to Papercut print recovery solution
Since the introduction of Papercut Print Recovery we have dramatically reducing the amount of waste paper we produce.
Did you know you can print from any device in the school without having a printer installed, check the web print feature in the links page.
Our current fleet of Photocopiers have a detector to sense movement, if the photocopiers dont detect movement for 3 minutes they go into power saving standby.
With the introduction of releasing print jobs from photocopiers, the college not only became more efficient in reducing bottle necks at printers but also reduced its paper use volume by 1/3.
Every Classroom has a projector
Classrooms are an evolving landscape, Chalkboards are a long distance memory and whiteboards while functional needed some visual assistance.. We provide this with a projector and audio in every classroom.
No cables… No worries! We provide teachers with the ability to project wirelessly in every classroom.
BRING THE NOISE
Amplified Audio from every projector in every room.
The majority of rooms with ultra short throw projectors are provided with Epson control boxes so you dont need to worry about the remote.
HDMI FOR HIGH QUALITY
When you really want your presentation to shine, We have HD HDMI Cables fitted to the wall of each classrom.
If you have questions please visit the IT office window on the outside of the library, if you are outside the school and require assistance please call the school and ask to speak to the IT Dept.