290B Parker Farm Road, Buxton, ME 04093
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Scott Nason - Director of Technology

Thursday, January 26, 2017

iRead: How To Setup on the iPad

  1. In order to get iRead you must open the SAD 6 Apps Icon and download it.

2) Once you have iRead on your device do the following:

3)  Go to Settings:

4) Once in settings scroll down until you see the below: This will be on the left side of the settings view.

       a)When you see I read click on I read. The next screen will look like this:

5) Once here select SAM URL and Type the following :h100001893 and then quit out of settings.

Relaunch the iRead app and start using!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

MSAD 6 Schools Closed January 24, 2017

All MSAD 6 schools are closed today, Tuesday, January 24, 2017 due to weather.  Central Office will open at 11AM.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Practice Lockdown Drill at BEHS

This notice is to inform you that there is NOT an emergency at Bonny Eagle High School, but we are currently practicing our Lockdown Drill.  The purpose of the drill is to practice our emergency lockdown procedures.  These drills are necessary in order to maintain a safe school environment for your children.   The drill is expected to last twenty minutes.  All students are safe.

Thank you
Bonny Eagle High School

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

3D Printing Comes to Bonny Eagle Middle School

Susie Simmons, Technology Coach for Grades 6-12 Susie Simmons
Technology Coach, 6-12
Bonny Eagle Middle & High Schools

Last Spring, the Technology Department came upon an opportunity to bring 3D printing into our schools through a package deal offered by MakerBot, one of the most well known 3D printer companies out there. Bonny Eagle Middle School opted to take advantage of the offer and was subsequently able to bring two MakerBot Replicators (5th Generation) as well as MakerBot Digitizer, which can scan 3D objects, into their school. The printers spent last spring in the technology department as we learned more about the best practices and support methods we could use to ensure the technology would be ready to go before implementation.

2-Hour Delay for MSAD6 Schools, January 18, 2017

There is a two hour delay today for all MSAD 6 schools due to weather conditions.

Thank you and have a safe day.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Track Pad Problem after Upgrading to Mac OS Sierra (OSX 10.2)

Jim Crick

There have ben a very small number of reports of trackpads becoming unresponsive or not scrolling after upgrading to the new Mac OS, Sierra. If you are in this group, here is a way to fix it.

First, Test:

Go into System Preferences, and choose Users & Groups
At the bottom left, click the lock and use your username and password to unlock it.

Just above the lock is a small "+"; click that and create a new user - can be standard or admin.

Once you have done that log out and log into the new account. If your trackpad is functioning normally you can try the Fix. If not, you may need a hardware repair - please put in a help ticket in that case.

Second, the Fix. (if you find this too advanced, pease put in a help ticket- it's OK!)

In Finder, click on the Go menu while holding down the option key - this will allow you to select your hidden Library Folder. 

Next, open the Preferences folder, choose and copy the 2 Multitouch preference lists:

For ease, I move these files to the Users/Shared Folder​

Now logout of this account and back into yours.

Use the "Fix" instructions to find Library/Preferences in your account, and once you have, copy the 2 preference lists from the Shared folder into your Preference folder.

When you are asked if you want to replace the current files, click yes.

Now, restart, log in and your track pad will be fixed!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Proper Care and Use of MSAD 6 Laptops

tyler patten

There are many thing you can do to avoid damaging your computer which could potentially save you and your family from getting a hefty repair bill. There are a few common issues we see and a few easy ways to avoid them. Along with taking preventative measures there are also added perks to some of these methods.

Every laptop is provided with a padded black sleeve for carrying your laptop. While it is a requirement of having the device, it is also a great idea to use this case at all times! We often see devices that haven’t been in this case will start to get scratches and dings that we are required to get repaired under contract. These bills start around $100 and only go up from there.
Simply putting the laptop in a case when it’s being moved can keep the device in near brand new condition for quite some time. An added benefit to having a thin sleeve provided is that most backpacks can fit the case right inside making it easier to transport and not forget your laptop as well.

Hard Shells:
One thing we started offering this year as a district is a hard shell case for the laptops. While these are an additional cost they have several benefits that go along with them:
  • Costs only $25 to the student
  • If in the event the laptop is still damaged the district will take $50 off the bill
  • They keep the laptop in like-new condition for very long periods of time
  • They protect the device at all times, even during use
  • In the event of a minor drop in this case the laptop tends to be recovered without even a blemish in most circumstances
  • You can personalize and put stickers on the case as it is YOURS, stickers are not allowed on the laptops themselves

Avoiding Broken Screens:
By using a case you help avoid a lot of potential damages. While these are not foolproof there are other added precautions you can take to avoid such a breakage.
  • Only use laptop on a solid surface such as a desk or table, avoid using the laptop on a bed or couch as these tend to be less stable and more prone to drops
  • Avoid high traffic and high activity areas with the laptop such as sporting events or common places where damage might easily occur by someone other than yourself

Avoiding Liquid Damage:
Liquid damages tend to be one of the more common yet most avoidable damages to laptops. Coincidentally they also tend to be the most expensive to have repaired. Liquid damage costs tend to start around $400 for a very minor spill and can get up to around $1,500 in more extreme cases. Here are some easy ways to avoid liquid damage.
  • Keep your laptop away from any and all food or beverages
  • In the cafeteria please keep your laptop in it’s case to seal it off from any potential hazards
  • Don’t store or charge your laptop on surfaces commonly used for food and drinks

By following some of these basic guidelines you should find your device staying in much better condition than those that are not cared for in this way.

A couple things to keep in mind:

  1. You are responsible for the laptop regardless of who’s fault the damage may be, You should attempt to take any precautions possible to avoid damages.
  2. In the event a damage does occur, notify the tech department ASAP to reduce costs to you and ensure you have a working device to use.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2-Hour Delay for MSAD 6 Schools

There is a 2-Hour Delay for MSAD 6 Schools today, Wednesday, January 4, 2017.