• REMC and Vendor Personal Computer Purchases

    Posted by Chris Turner on 5/22/2020

    This time of year computer resellers and vendors provide advantaged pricing for schools as well as the general public. These discounts really coincide well with graduation gift ideas, as well as personal purchase options for our retiring employees that are separating from the district. To shop for a computer or chromebook for you or a member of your family, please go to https://brightonk12.com/technology

    • Apple Education: “Save on a new Mac or iPad with Apple education pricing. Available to current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels.”

    • Dell Personal Purchase Site: Follow the link and select a chromebook, laptop, or workstation using the green Shop Your Standard Configuration button.

    • InaComp Special Pricing: Create an account to view and purchase HP chromebooks, laptops, or workstations.

    To forgo creating an account to view the catalogs, the Ithaca Public Schools Technology Director has created a Google Doc summary of the Dell and HP models available.

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  • Volunteer for the Technology Advisory Committee

    Posted by Chris Turner on 12/20/2019

    Interested in volunteering to serve on the Brighton Area Schools Technology Advisory Committee? Please select the survey link, read the background information, and complete the form.


    Decisions on the committee's participants will be made by mid-January, 2020.


    Thank you,


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  • iCare Repair Discount Flier

    Posted by Chris Turner on 5/24/2018
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  • Dell Memorial Day Sale

    Posted by Chris Turner on 5/15/2018
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  • Personal Technology Purchasing

    Posted by Chris Turner on 5/10/2018
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  • Flyer for Dell Member Early Access to Presidents Day Sale

    Posted by Chris Turner on 2/9/2018

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for your continued support in sharing our offers with members of your organization. As always, we are open to any suggestions you might have on ways we can improve the program.  

    For February, we are excited to give you and your members/employees/students exclusive early access to our Presidents Day sale. President's day is one of our biggest sale times with daily doorbusters from 2/12 to 2/16. If you miss those, we will have hourly doorbusters on Presidents Day (2/19)

    Shop these deals at www.Dell.com/BrightonASD or contact one of our executive sales representatives by emailing mpp_sales@dell.com. Sneak peek at Presidents Day Doorbusters: Limited Quantities


    Dell 24" Monitor @ $159.99: 11 am EST, 2/14
    -23.8" Widescreen InfinityEdge monitor
    -Full HD 1920x1080, Dell HDR

    Inspiron 15 3000 @ $229.99: 11 am EST, 2/12
    -Intel(r) Celeron(r) Processor
    -4GB Memory
    -500GB Hard Drive
    -15.6-inch HD Display


    Please note: This deal is for personal purchases only. The deals will not be available on the website until the promotion launches on February 12th. As a reminder, there are limited quantities of the doorbusters, so please shop early!

    Thank you.

    Hans Peng
    Strategic Account Manager
    MPP - DellUniversity Student Computing Initiatives
    Dell | DellU & MPP

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  • December Flash Sale for Dell Members

    Posted by Chris Turner on 12/13/2017

    Hi Chris,

    We have a last chance for Black Friday offer launching on Thursday December 14th exclusively for our Member Purchase program. We sent you an email on Friday December 8th with these deals and our records indicated that you may have not seen the email, so I wanted to send an additional communication. Based off of our customer's feedback, we have made more units available at these doorbuster prices.


    Inspiron 14 3000 for $129.99
    Intel(r) Celeron(r) Processor N3060
    2GB Memory
    32GB eMMC Hard Drive


    We will have 150 units available online only at www.Dell.com/BrightonASD. The deal will be available starting at 11 am EST and will most likely sell out very quickly.

    We will also have a wide selection of other great deals with up to 15% off for 24 hours only. For these deals, you can shop online at www.Dell.com/BrightonASD or contact our executive sales rep at Chris_Pringle@Dell.com.

    While Dell is offering many great deals in preparation for the holidays, this exclusive MPP offer will be the lowest price on this laptop until after Christmas. As always, I welcome your feedback on our communications and offers.

    Thank you and Happy Holidays!

    Hans Peng
    Strategic Account Manager
    MPP - DellUniversity Student Computing Initiatives
    Dell | DellU & MPP
    Office:  1-512-728-1083

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  • Summer 2017 Technology Updates

    Posted by Chris Turner on 8/16/2017
    Greetings BAS Libraries,
    As we enter mid-August, I thought to share some departmental updates:
    • Clever: Our single sign-on resource has many more applications to offer this year, but knowing your building's curriculum, please use your own Clever admin logins to examine the available apps and recommend to me others to make available. I have added Edmodo, Remind (a fabulous and well-used resource), PBS LearningMedia, Makey Makey Labz, an NWEA app (important, perhaps, to Maltby), and several typing apps, in addition to social studies-oriented applications iCivics and Voters Ed.
    Also, related to Clever, I will need to know which buildings are using their own funds to continue with Achieve3000, so that I can roster in the app accordingly. Please inquire of your building principals.
    • MDM: After much deliberation and travel this summer, we will be proceeding with the paid version of Mosyle. Look for updates soon on how that change may impact the management of your iPads.
    • New website: A web-authoring and -hosting vendor has been selected: Blackboard. If you are on the website consideration committee, please take some dedicated time to examine the various templates and select your top three preferences. If you would like to be added to the consideration group, email me.
    • Curriculum: There has been a dedicated effort by Margaret and Tracie to map the elementary library curriculum this summer. As that project continues I would like to advocate for K-12 coherence, and encourage the middle and high school library faculties to consider desired student library outcomes, and begin their own mapping.
    • Introductions: Importantly, let's also welcome two new members to the group: Anna Wells, who transferred from a BHS classroom to the Hawkins library; and, new hire Courtney Lauer, who will be fulfilling the Hilton position.
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  • Microsoft Office 365

    Posted by Chris Turner on 6/23/2017

    Due to the Brighton Area Schools' Microsoft licensing and because of your affiliation, you are eligible to enjoy the benefits of the Office 365 program. Office 365 offers many functions, but importantly for our purposes, it's less of a cloud and email and collaboration solution -- Google serves us in those capacities -- but rather a bonus means for acquiring software for home use. Some of the details include:


    • Software: Download multiple copies of Microsoft Office for your home devices at no cost, including up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones.
    • Platform variety: As demonstrated above, there are even mobile versions of Office available.
    • Storage: 5GB of storage via OneDrive.


    To learn more about Office 365, I offer the following link:


    • What is Office 365? (includes a short descriptive video, but remember our version is without a subscription)


    An anticipatory FAQ section:


    • "Hey Chris, just wait a second, this seems familiar. What is the difference between this Office 365 announcement and the Office Home Use Program you emailed about back in November, 2016?"
      • Office 365 is freely available and downloadable for several installations, but only while you are affiliated with Brighton Area Schools as a student or employee. The Microsoft Home Use Program allows employees to purchase a single, current version of Office for $9.95, which will remain with the employee even after separation from the district.
    • "So, which version is better, how am I supposed to proceed?"
      • Well, that's certainly a personal choice. Frankly, my preference is always for the cost-free alternative, but that may color me as overly-thrifty. I actually don't find myself needing Office, though, my personal and professional office suite of choice is almost exclusively Google Docs. But, if I'm anticipating a non-BAS role and I love Microsoft Office, then the Home Use Program is a very affordable and more permanent path.
    • A link to an official Microsoft Office FAQ


    To download your free version of Microsoft Office, please clink this link and logon using your full BAS email address and your computer or network logon password (not your email password) where prompted.

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  • Eight New Courses from EduPaths.org

    Posted by Chris Turner on 6/18/2017
    BAS Teachers,
    In the event you are seeking courses covering topics like professional learning, parent communication, bullying, and literacy, EduPaths.org has eight freshly published examples. Use the links below to explore and register:
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