April 2016
New Brunswick Public Schools
Technology Newsletter
Technology in Our Schools 
Technology Initiative - PHASE 2 COMPLETE
and onward to PHASE 3!

Phase 2 of our Technology Initiative Plan has been completed in which o ver 400 desktop computers have been redeployed into our K-2 classrooms. Teachers and students are using the Chromebooks in their classes to improve teaching and learning. 

We have commenced Phase 3! This phase of our roll out involves the redeployment of over 1600 laptop computers to various users. Our hope is that the laptop computers will give teachers access and mobility to their work no matter their location. 
NB High School Students & Staff
NB Health Sciences Technology High School Students & Staff
Meet the NBPS Technology Team
These are the people facilitating the execution of our District Technology Initiative and providing the necessary support to create, develop, implement and maintain a robust technological environment throughout the district. 
From left,  Ruben Cruz, Fredrick Sullivan, Julio Batista Alcantara, Gregory Bartell, James O'Boyle, J. Kenneth Gluck, Robert Swercheck, Michael Gluck, Sean Pitts, Leonard Libitz, Jessica Spinner, Clinton Fischer, Jerah Degrandez, Chaniece Middleton (not in picture) , and Ricardo Lopez  (not in picture)

Evan Abramson
Pretty Soon our new Director of Technology will be joining us!

Mr. Abramson is a 1999 graduate of Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. After graduation, he worked for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization in their Media Relations department, before accepting employment as a teacher in the Irvington Public Schools, here in NJ. While serving as a Technology Coordinator, Mr. Abramson earned his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Thomas Edison State University. In 2012, Mr. Abramson was promoted to the Director of Technology in the Irvington Public Schools, and has served in this position for the past four years. 

With 14 years in the field of education, Mr. Abramson  articulates his commitment in aiding students to achieve success in both their academic and technological endeavors. His ideologies include the importance of effective communication, that is continuous and includes students, staff and parents. Furthermore, Mr. Abramson believes that the inclusion of technology in the classroom enhances an effective lesson, and understands the concept of today's student as a "Digital Native."

He has already successfully implemented a 1:1 Device Initiative with the use of Google Apps district wide for Irvington Public Schools. Mr. Abramson understands the importance of forming a strong relationship between the Technology Department and Curriculum & Instruction to bridge the technology gap that exists in many districts. 

Mr. Abramson has been a two time presenter at the NJASA Techspo conference and has been asked to present at the ISTE National conference on the topics of creating an integrated Technology Department and the Role of the Director of Technology.

He looks forward to working with the incredible staff of New Brunswick Public Schools. 
We want to hear from you!
Please submit feedback and share any ideas and/or suggestions regarding our district's Technology Initiative by clicking the following link: 
Free Google Apps Add-ons  for 
Teachers and Administrators
The links below provide access to free Google Apps Add-ons that can enhance your Google experience: 
Resources for Teachers
Teachers! be sure to check out the following resources that can be used to complete a lesson or unit activity. These resources can be accessed by clicking on the links below:
Google for Education 
Check out this one-stop shop for all training related to Google Apps for Education by clicking on the following link:

Classroom 101
Classroom 101

Google Classroom: Mission control for students and teachers
Google Classroom: Mission control for students and teachers

Setup is easy! Get started with Google Classroom by clicking on the following link: 

We're rapidly expanding our social media presence here at New Brunswick Public Schools and encourage all of you to follow us on  Twitter and  Instagram , while liking us on  Facebook. 

Your doing so will help expand the district's online presence, increase our visibility within the community, and also help you keep up with developments in the district. 

Your online posts are an extension of the classroom and school community,  so there can never be negative remarks about students or colleagues. I look forward to seeing you online. 

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