Digital Signage Overview
Hi, my name is Tim Fahey and I am in charge of the digital signage, or the things that pop up on the cafe and main office TV. The point of this is go have announcements and ads for events on there for students to see, and hopefully it will peak someone’s interest. Anyone is free to request an ad on the TV for free, and they can do so through firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to these ads, I also like to add fun elements and photos to engage people’s attention and hopefully want to participate in something, like the “Tim’s Featured Photo of the Week”. Overall, hopefully someone will notice these ads and photos on the TV, and it will contribute to the participation in our school community.
The Discord Pilot
The students of Technology Integration (primarily the A block section, but soon to be the remaining blocks) recently created something called a Discord server. Discord is a wonderful tool on the web, available both as a web app for chromebook users, as well as a desktop app, geared more toward those with laptops that are not made by Google. Discord, originally, was a voice/text chat primarily used by gamers for raids in video games. However, in today's fast paced world, Discord can easily be used by big companies (In fact, many companies use something at the very least like Discord). To sum it up, Discord will make communicating around the building with other tech members, far easier than methods used previously. Discord offers both desktop, and mobile device support, making it the superior tool when it comes to communication.