BIRDVILLE ISD TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Education technology can help to improve student achievement. Technology can have the greatest impact when integrated into the curriculum to achieve clear, measurable educational objectives. Studies show that when computers are used to apply higher-order thinking concepts and when teachers receive sufficient professional development on computers, students gain a one-third grade level increase. When deployed appropriately, technology can change the way students think and learn, and thus, revolutionize education.


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The technology department is pleased to announce a new helpdesk website. Please visit http://helpdesk.birdvilleschools.net to find answers to all of your technical questions and submit service tickets.



The Microsoft Lync 2013 upgrade has been completed, offering a business grade instant messaging, presence and unified communications system. This upgrade offers many enhancements over the previous 2010 system including more access via mobile devices. Viewers and meeting attendees have an upgraded experience via website, without the need for installation of any additional software. High school teachers will be able to interact with their students on the Office 365 system too. [Learn More]



Microsoft System Center has arrived! This software easily allows BISD technicians on-the-fly re-imaging capabilities, along with district software deployments you can install on your workstation(s). Once the software center is fully populated, software will be installed on allowed machines in a fully automated manner. This system also maintains the district anti-malware solution known as 'System Center Endpoint Protection'.



Citrix virtual desktops have arrived. Virtual desktops allow you to access the Birdville ISD Windows 7 image via your mobile device, work computers or home computers. This solution is being considered for possible replacement of VPN access and offers some nice advantages both in and out of the district, including access to your printers, u-drives and other internal district resources. Test deployments are currently in use, with future expansion possible.


Microsoft Office 2016 for home use program. Birdville ISD employees can now purchase and use Microsoft Office Professional 2016 at home for as low as $9.95 - certain restrictions apply.  [Learn More] about this exciting offer. Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and more!
Please note: TIMS does not support home use software.


Getting SPAM In Your Inbox? The district has a no-spam mailbox setup for you to forward unwanted 'SPAM' messages to. If you recieve a message in your inbox that you feel is junk mail, you can "forward" a copy of it to : nospam@birdvilleschools.net - we will review the message and block it as needed. After forwarding the spam message, you can remove it (delete) from your inbox.


The BISD technology department has launching new green computing inititives. Coupled with new workstation power policies, energy management and virtualization technologies, we are drastically reducing power consumption throughout the day. The savings are noted in the schools, as well as the districts datacenter.  [Learn More]




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