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District 11 Tournament Web Broadcasting

When the year started we had a goal of having the infrastructure and methodology in place to successfully web stream the district 11 boys basketball tournament.  We picked that date because it was going to be the event that provided us the largest and most diverse viewer base.  I had no interest in publicizing a service that we could not adequately provide.  Now that we have completed the tournament, I’m calling it a...

Student Broadcast

We have been working out how to maximize the number of events we are able to broadcast.  As the sports schedule heats up it’s vital to find multiple people who are able to handle setting up the equipment and running the camera(s) as well as commentary.  There have been a couple of broadcasts where a staff member as well as students have been involved. Last night was a big step forward for us as it was the first time...

Snapchat UID DB hacked

Incase you haven’t heard, snapchat’s user database was hacked over the holiday break.  What this means is that a group gained access to snapchat’s user information…uid’s and phone numbers.  You can read more at this link. This is a reminder that you should use a throw away uid/pass combination for services like this.  You shouldn’t use the same uid/pass combination for everything and...

Newsletter Email Lists

You asked for it, and BPS delivered! I have set up a subscription list that users can subscribe to that will provide them with the BPS monthly newsletter as an email attachment.  The newsletter will come to your email as a PDF that you can browse at your leisure.  I have set up the list in such a way that other people cannot email it, so you won’t be getting spam from other users.  Your email address is also secured...

PowerSchool Parent Tutorials

I have created a few tutorials for parents in regards to PowerSchool, complete with pictures!! The topics covered are: Setting up a PowerSchool Account Setting up Email Notifications Adding Additional Students to an Existing PowerSchool Account PowerSchool for Android PowerSchool for iOS   You can access the tutorials from our webpage by going to Parent/Student Resources -> PowerSchool Tutorials, or by following...

Live Streaming Events

We have been testing out our live streaming equipment and process.  So far we have broadcast a volleyball game and a football game.  For our first attempts I believe we were successful.  There were a couple of connection glitches, but this basically told us to hardwire things and don’t depend on Wi-Fi.  Wi-Fi is solid technology, but for something like this we want to limit our points of failure. I have been very...