Monthly Archives: April 2015

STEAM Education

 

Bronx Community Charter School (BxC) is seeking a technology teacher to work with both elementary and middle school classes.

BxC is a small learning community founded on the principle that children learn best when they are active participants in their own learning.  Our students raise questions about the world around them, engage with a wide range of materials, and learn through their interactions with each other and all of the adults in the school community.  Children learn to use their minds well, cultivating strong intellectual habits and skills to become self-directed learners with clear passions and ambitions.  Teachers know children deeply and develop powerful curriculum to meet the needs and interests of their students.  All members of our school community are committed to making thoughtful choices, advancing democratic values, and effecting change in the broader community.

BxC is located in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx and serves children and families from throughout Community School District 10.  85% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 18% receive special education services, and 17% are classified as English Language Learners.

 

BxC teachers are deeply committed to collaboration and collective decision-making.  Every class is co-taught and nearly all have a special educator and a general educator.  Through a two week Summer Institute, weekly grade team and staff meetings, schoolwide committees, and more, BxC staff members’ voices and ideas are fundamental to the success of our school.  We have consistently high levels of staff retention. BxC is proud to be one of the few charter schools in NYC with a unionized staff.

 

BxC features

  • An all-school study of the Bronx River
  • Creative work with materials in each classroom
  • Strong instruction in dance, drumming, visual art, and technology throughout the grades
  • Arts and technology electives for middle schoolers that allow them to pursue their passions
  • Weekly all-school meeting with the whole school singing together and performances by classes or small groups of students
  • Annual Performing Arts Night with every class performing

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Teaching full classes of elementary school students and smaller classes of middle school students
  • Engaging students and building their skills through expert instruction
  • Planning units of study that provide a coherent and cohesive experience
  • Creating a continuum of developmentally-appropriate teaching across the grades that builds students skills and independence as they grow
  • Developing units that help connect students with culture and history
  • Preparing students for performances or exhibitions
  • Collaborating with colleagues in the arts and in classrooms

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Technology curriculum includes:

  • Coding and robotics
  • Materials-based engineering
  • Keyboarding
  • Internet navigation and safety
  • Social Media use and safety
  • Lots of room for initiative and innovation

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Teaching technology and play-based engineering classes to younger elementary students
  • Teaching engaging and skill-building technology classes to upper elementary and middle school students
  • Collaborating with colleagues to connect technology instruction to other parts of the BxC curriculum

 

 

 

Funding

Fund Raising

Funding

Greetings All,

Just Right Technology is gearing up for some big changes in 2018 that includes hiring additional staff and expanding outside of New York City. These changes require financing. For that reason, we are raising funds to support these efforts going into the new year. This year has been tough for the entire world and here at Just Right Technology we are doing our part but would greatly appreciate if you consider supporting one of the follow efforts below.

Our total ask which you can find here on Gofundme will allow Just Right Technology to meet many of our 2017/2018 goals. This article also gives those interested in specific initiatives a chance to get involved at a deeper level than the Gofundme submission.

Please click on the desired initiative and I will reach out with additional information about the investment or donation.

Option 1

(Monthly Commitment starting at a $1.00 a month)

1. Institute of Just Right Technology – $2,750.00 will go toward the educational arm of the company where IT Advisors and IT Professionals  invest time and energy in teaching the next generation of technologists. Because this initiative is geared toward patrons of our educational efforts, we have created a Patreon Page which explains how to support the Institute of Just Right Technology.

Option 2

($200.00 plus)

2. Just Right Technology – The majority of this round is going right to operational cost for 3 months:

  • Additional IT Advisor Staff ($4,800.00)
  • Rent ($2,400.00)
  • Marketing & Advertising (Online & Print) ($550.00)
  • Online Services (Operations & Utilities) ($750.00)
  • Contractors ($1,000.00)

*Contributions between over $500.00 will receive a swag bag, a shout out on our company website for you or your company, and 1 Free IT Advisor Support Consultation.

Option 3

($500.00 plus partner)

3. Website Development/ Graphics Design – The remaining funds will go toward a creative team that will focus on Design and Development. Partner investments over $500.00 will receive free services that group for 3 months.
Thank you for your investment/donation and the continued support. This company will make great strides because of your support.

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Humble Yourself

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The life of an entrepreneur is always exciting and full of adventures. Every once in a while you get hit with back to back obstacles that question it all. The last few weeks have taken me on a tour through this very experience. The combination of personal and business issues that fall in the realm of health, as well as, finances can be overwhelming even for the strongest of individuals.  Although not completely free of the stressful part of it, maintaining an attitude of peace and counting my blessings has once again proven to win over the tough times.

Getting up every day and fighting to hustle can create an aggressive mentality, and you lose sight of the important things in life. No other opportunity in such a short time has taught me how to release that negative energy quicker than becoming a professional driver using Uber. The process was long and tedious, but after about 3 months of pacing myself through, NYC has a new driver!

Uber_Logotype_Digital_blackIn addition to keeping Just Right Technology self-funded, this opportunity creates a path to providing a daily service to people which makes it easy to remember that attitude of peace and counting your blessing part mentioned above.

 

I enjoy meeting new people and exploring the city which never seems to fall short of new activities and construction. It has also given me a chance to encourage friends and others considering taking that leap to go right ahead while the opportunity is still present. So remember to stay safe, remember your loved and keep service to others in mind.

Definitely connect with me if you want an honest, safe, and reliable driver in NYC.

For a discounted ride with Uber please click HERE

If you are interested in becoming a driver and want to know what my experience has been like, click HERE to use my referral code. Once the system is updated with your information, I will send you an appointment link so we can met in person.

 

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May Security Notice

Security Notice: Google Docs

Google Apps (Docs)

Greetings All,

This month’s topic is less than 48 hours old and still creating a buzz in the world of Information Security. Google’s G-Suite formally known as Google Apps has been exploited by a phishing attack aimed at google users that have OAUTH2 accounts.

The attack appears as an e-mail where a user receives a shared document from a familiar name possibly one from your contact list. Once you click on this link, you will be redirected to the OATUH2 service on accounts.google.com (which is the real purpose behind this attacked), then asking for authentication and/or your password.

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Small Business Contest: Our Story

Just Right Technology is an IT Consultant company that specializes in providing the small business community with IT Advisors for the purpose of comprehending, developing, and executing their technology related functions, including but not limited to, computer hardware/software integration, system design, and information processing. In 2006, it started out as a simple PC repair company with dreams of becoming an industry leader. After 6 years of managing the business part time, a decision had to be made; leap or lay down. So in 2012, The founder, Jason Thigpen left the comfort of a corporate job to pursue running Just Right Technology full time. The reality for any entrepreneur starts with the question of how does one want to spend the rest of his/her life? For this budding entrepreneur, the answer was not sitting in a cubical wasting away.

Although operating a business is challenging and at times down right tough, the pleasure of hearing satisfied clients rejoice provides plenty of motivation to push forward. The daily adventure of building a company when resources are limited and cash is always an issue, never gets boring. The interesting part about growing as a business and acquiring clients requires one or both to evolve. Still providing antiquated services to loyal clients creates another type of challenge, but having an open mind to opportunities will create a healthy balance as the business grows. You have to outpace your circumstance and don’t limit yourself, or else, growth will remain a dream. The results always benefit the greater community or market because effective services and products yield stability in any environment.

The best part of running a small business is the increase of technology related tools like Linkedin ProFinder which can improve marketing efforts for any business. At Just Right Technology, ProFinder will increase our conversion rate whilte providing direct exposure to the online small business community, which is close to half a billion on Linkedin. I would use ProFinder as a weekly go to tool to increase conversion rates and grow the business.

This article was written and inspired by the impact of SMB opportunities like the #ProFindersContest which Just Right Technology has a chance to finish in the top 3.

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IT Advisor

An IT Advisor encompasses all aspects of Information Technology i.e. Hardware, Software, and Infrastructure. Keep in mind that not all subcategories for the afore-mentioned areas are necessary to become or be identified as an IT Advisor, but having a common familiarity is crucial. The IT Advisor role and function meets many of the demands placed on the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) position within an organization and differ only in title and salary. The necessity of an IT Advisor is the result of an increased need to command technology as it relates to business success and productivity.

That is why at Just Right Technology we have focused our attention on developing our skills based on that definition. The goal is to find out what areas of each IT disciple that most intrigue you and then discover or develop the opportunities around it. Initial resistance to this idea is natural, but from my prospective, still training people for jobs and roles that are diminishing only results in wasted time and resources.

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First Day Notes

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WOW! The first day was rewarding in many ways.

In the advanced session we explored Computer Hardware and the internal components of the modern desktop computer while discussing microcomputers like the Raspberry Pi. Once the conversation was done we began constructing the bare computers components and watched the results.

While the first Saturday was a complete success and the series has started, I still encourage families that are interested to register and join us for the remaining sessions.

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FREE Service Offering

Just Right Technology is excited to announce our free service offering to entrepreneurs and small business owners. My moto is “Make Technology Work For You” and this article delivers that formula right to you. At the beginning of each consultation, I find out how the business makes money because if the revenue model is failing then how will you pay me. Therefore it’s important assist in more aspects then just technology in order to really make it work for you. Please continue to find how to acquire free IT services from Just Right Technology.

If you have never heard of Digital Signage, then now is the time to find out.

OFFER 1.

Digital Signage is advertising and marketing through digital devices like HDTV’s. One of my favorite black businesses using tech is “Uptown Juice Bar” on 125th Street in Harlem, NY. The menus are amazing and showcase the menu options in a matter that drives more business.

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If you’re a store owner or require new ways to market your business product or service please contact us at info@justrighttechnology.com

You may be eligible to receive free installation of a digital signage kit from Just Right Technology or if the decision is made up, please click on the following link to find the right plan for you.

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Offer 2.

For startups, grassroots, individuals, and organizations looking to get professional website services, look no further. Just Right Technology is offering free website maintenance services to entrepreneurs on that opt in to the strikingly platform. All you have to do is sign up for one of Strikingly’ paid plans by clicking this link or the photo below. Once complete, send your account registration information to info@justrighttechnology.com with the subject “Website Maintenance” and I will reach within 48 hours to start helping you developing a website.

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Ruby & HTML Enthusiasts

Greetings Ruby & HTML Enthusiasts!

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I want to thank you for your participation and attention last week in the first lesson of “Introduction to Programming using Ruby”. This week begins our journey down the exciting road of after school boot camp, but do not fear, you will succeed.

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The Best $35 You Will Ever Spend

Greetings All.

This year is already starting off with a lot of excitement and opportunities. Starting March 5th, 2015, Just Right Technology will be sponsoring a Digital Literacy class & workshop series in Harlem

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