The Observer

Students, staff struggle with Windows 8 update

Students, staff struggle with Windows 8 update

By Fiona Asbury, Advertising Manager

January 8, 2014

Ten Media Center computers were recently updated to Windows 8, and though they are still in development, the new systems are proving hard to manage on both the administrative and student ends. "The user interface is challenging to use in this environment because [Windows 8] is not designed for a de...

Students to access WiFi next year

Students to access WiFi next year

By Julia Heimlich, Circulation Manager

February 28, 2013

Students across Montgomery County will finally have free access to a wireless connection on any personal device in schools beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, thanks to an MCPS Board of Education vote this past September. This type of technology will offer a wider digital curriculum and enhance teach...

CHS gets new computers

By Online Opinions Editor, Emilie Plesset

September 8, 2011

With every new school year come changes and this year CHS students discovered new flat screen computer monitors in place of the old CRT monitors and an upgrade to the computer program Windows 7. According to Media Services Technician Scott Selman, MCPS schools receives new technology every four yea...

The ‘Look at Me’ Generation

By By Andrea Mirviss, Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2010

A typical teenager girl turns on her computer, signs on to Facebook and updates her status with what she did that day and what she will do for the rest of the day. She may spend the next hour or two flipping through her friends’ Facebook pages, and she will probably check the top of the screen constantly...

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