WELCOME TO TECHNOLOGY
This new page will be under construction, so check back often to see what has been updated and added. The Danvers School District is pleased to offer a wide variety of technology resources to staff and students.
Top Technology Tips
My Learning Plan
Librarian Web Pages
The address for district email is http://portal.danvers.org There are many features to the email system, including
MCAS Test Creator
File Storage (up to 500 MB)
The Options button at the top of the window enables you to set a variety of preferences.
The Blacklist link on the Inbox page allows you to block spam (click in the checkbox and click blacklist)
Other email features can be explored by clicking on this link.
PowerSchool is the student information management system used in Danvers. It contains all data required by the Commonwealth, and is used by teachers for attendance and grading (HR and DHS). Students and parents have access to the PowerSchool portal and can view their child's progress on a regular basis.
TechPaths is the curriculum mapping tool used by Danvers staff. It allows for the creation and sharing of a comprehensive, standards-based curriculum. TechPaths gives educators the power to discuss, review, revise, and renew their ideas with ease. Click here for the TechPaths Website.
My Learning Plan
My Learning Plan is a web-based service for tracking staff Professional Development. Click here for the My Learning Plan training guide. Click here for the My Learning Plan website.
Library Web Pages
Each of the district librarians have a web page the is full of resources for teachers and students
DHS Library Web Page
HR LIbrary Web Page
Elementary Library Web Page
Discovery Education is best known for their streaming educational videos. There are many features of this service, including virtual labs, interactives, audio files and lesson plans.
BrainPOP is an educational website with hundreds of short Flash-based movies for students in grades K-6 about mathematics, technology, health, science, social studies, arts & music, and English.
Thinkfinity is perhaps the best mega-site for free online resources on the web. Training in the use of this resource is available from the Tech Department.
What is iWork?
iWork is a collection of Office-type applications available for purchase from Apple. The current version is iWork '09 and includes the following applications:
Pages '09 is a streamlined word processor for the Mac. It offers multiple display modes, formatting options, change tracking, graphics tools, templates, importing and exporting to Microsoft Word, and more.
Numbers '00 is a spreadsheet application, including tables, an interactive print view, importing and exporting to Microsoft Excel, customizable templates, charts, images and labels.
Keynote '09 is a presentation software that includes text effects and transitions, animations, voice-over recording, multimedia integration, built-in themes, the ability to export to YouTube, iTunes, or publish online with iWeb, and can import and export from Microsoft PowerPoint.
To get started, here are some iWork tutorials.