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Technology Plan 2004-2007

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Art - Ceramics

Description
Provide an up to date technology stations for rooms 202 and 204 that will be specifically equipped to support ceramic education and objectives. Provide continued establishing of automated kiln control projects through completion throughout facility
 
Curriculum Impact
Ceramic students will be able to take advantage of the technology tools that have direct applications to their Ceramic Arts Education. Students will be able to utilize imaging techniques for their individual works and fire them with the latest computer controlled kilns.

Approximate Number of Students Served
Ceramics served approximately 385 students per academic year
 
Support Impact
This equipment will be installed by a variety of in house technicians and outside vendors. Maintenance is limited to replacement of bulbs or other repair. This work must be done by qualified personnel from IM or the manufacturer (for warranty work). This equipment can be installed by department personnel. Maintenance of the equipment will require assistance from on-campus and district computer support personnel.

Year 1 (2004-2005)

Objective
Upgrade Ceramic Cart System # 1 and # 2.
Secure Jeff Irwin (faculty) a high end Macintosh computer system and peripherals.
Secure Les Lawrence (faculty) a high end Macintosh computer system, peripherals, and, firewire CD Burner.
Complete the funding and implementation of the Ceramic Kiln Automation and network control system.
A higher level of Macintosh technical support.
Establish video projection system for room 202
Upgrade triple beam balance scales to 10 digital scales for new glaze calculation class
Upgrade Hyperglaze program
 
Action to Meet Objective
Purchase a flat bed scanner and a 600 dpi Hp LaserJet printer.
Up grade Les Lawrence office computer and monitor to a high-end Mac system including software and hardware.
Up grade cart #1 by installing Les Lawrence's G3 and a new monitor.
Up grade Jeff Irwin office computer and monitor to a high-end Mac system including software and hardware.
Up grade cart #2 by installing Jeff Irwin iMac.
Purchase for Ceramic Cart #1 and# 2 software and software upgrades.
Purchase and install in Room 202c (Jeff Irwin's office), A high end Mac with all necessary peripherals and software. Jeff Irwin's iMac would then become the #2 cart upgrade
Purchase the following software to complete faculty and student cart station computers.
4 Adobe PhotoShop upgrades.
4 Tech Tools Pro software.
4 Alsoft Disk Warrior software.
Digital video camera
Continued gas automation hardware and software.
Purchase and install in Room 202 Data projection equipment with the necessary wiring to utilize already existing Macintosh computers. Purchase a Mac lap top G4 to facilitate data projection programs.
Purchase 10 digital scales for new glaze calculation class
Purchase newest Hyperglaze program

Year 2 (2005-2006)

Objective
Upgrade Ceramic Cart System # 1 and # 2.
Secure Jeff Irwin (faculty) a high end Macintosh computer system, including scanner.
Secure Les Lawrence (faculty) a high end Macintosh computer system, including CD burner
Complete the funding and implementation of the Ceramic Kiln Automation and network control system.
A higher level of Macintosh technical support.
Establish video projection system for room 204
Upgrade Lab Tech. computer.
Upgrade kiln room computer.
Upgrade all software on all computers.
Two new laser printers
Upgrade of Orton Kiln Controllers.
 
 
Action to Meet Objective
Purchase a flat bed scanner and a 600 dpi Hp LaserJet printer.
Up grade Les Lawrence office computer and monitor to a high-end Mac system including software and hardware.
Up grade cart #1 by installing Les Lawrence's G3 and a new monitor.
Purchase for Ceramic Cart #1 and# 2 software and software upgrades.
Purchase and install in Room 202c (Jeff Irwin's office), A high end Mac with all necessary peripherals and software. Jeff Irwin's iMac would then become the #2 cart upgrade
Purchase the following software to complete faculty and student cart station computers.
4 Adobe PhotoShop upgrades.
4 Tech Tools Pro software.
4 Alsoft Disk Warrior software.
Upgrade Orton Kiln Master software.
Digital video camera
Continued gas automation hardware and software.
Purchase and install in Room 204 Data projection equipment with the necessary wiring to utilize already existing Macintosh computers. Purchase a Mac lap top G4 to facilitate data projection programs.
Purchase Orton Kiln Controllers.
 
 

Year 3 (2006-2007)
Updated 2006

Objective
Upgrade Student Ceramic Cart System # 1 and # 2.
Upgrade Jeff Irwin (faculty) Macintosh computer system and software
Secure Steve Garcia (new faculty ) a high end Macintosh computer system,
Complete the funding and implementation of the Ceramic Kiln Automation and network control system.
Continued level of Macintosh technical support.
Establish digital projection system for room 202 and 204
Upgrade Lab Tech. computer.
Upgrade laptop computer.
Upgrade kiln room computer.
Upgrade all software on all computers.
Upgrade of Orton Kiln Controllers.


Action to Meet Objective
Purchase 2 E-Macs for student computer carts, or I-Mac
Purchase slide scanner for student cart
Purchase for Ceramic Cart #1 and# 2 software and software upgrades.
Purchase Jeff Irwin new high end Mac computer, including software
Purchase new high end Mac computer and screen for Steve Garcia, including software.
Purchase the following software to complete faculty and student cart station computers.
4 Adobe PhotoShop upgrades.
4 Adobe Illustrator
4 Tech Tools Pro software.
4 Alsoft Disk Warrior software.
Upgrade Orton Kiln Master software.
Purchase and install digital projector.
Purchase 2 projector screens for room 202
Purchase 2 DVD /VHS players
Digital video camera
Continued gas automation hardware and software.
Purchase and install in Room 202-4 Data projection equipment with the necessary wiring to utilize already existing Macintosh computers. Purchase a Mac lap top G4 to facilitate data projection programs.
Purchase Orton Kiln Controllers.
 

 


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