Innovative Technology Services (ITS)Dr. Matt Kuhn
Chief Technology Officer - Innovative Technology Services
Empowering the TSD community to grow into the future with innovative technology today.
The ITS division's mission is to provide, support, and coordinate the best possible technology for productivity, learning, and school improvement.
ITS is responsible for planning, implementing, and supporting technology across the district including student devices, staff computers, instructional applications, business software, classroom projection systems, telecommunications, network infrastructure and more. The department also assists the Learning Services Department with improving instructional technology pedagogy in coordination with each school's leadership.
The ITS Help Desk is a Web-based service request system for staff members of the Thompson School District to enter and track their service requests for technology or software support. For technical support, call (970) 613-7777 or submit an ITS Help Desk Ticket.
Latest Tech News
Seniors and Non-Returning Students - Turn In Checked out DevicesIf you checked out a chromebook from the school district, please turn it in on a Tuesday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm during the month of May at Mary Blair Elementary School (860 E 29th St, Loveland). Students may check-in the device without a parent, but they will need a student ID or other valid form of identification. Please check-in the charger, cord, and device all at once. This is only required fore graduating seniors and students that will not be coming back to attend school in TSD in the Fall. All other Pre-K-11th grade students that checked out a device from TSD may keep it over the summer for learning puposes.
AP Exam Technical Information
TSD is working on a plan to support students that do not have the necessary technology at home to take an AP Exam.
- Will there be a technology run-through before the test day? --- By the week of May 4, students will have access to a demo of the online exam experience at cb.org/ap2020. It will allow them to practice the different ways to submit responses and test that the exam will run on their device and browser on exam day.
- AP Chinese, French, Japanese, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture students need to download an additional world language exam app to test (available the week of May 11). Before the exam, they can use the app’s practice mode to try out features, test their device, and preview the sound quality of audio recorded on their device. A video walkthrough for these exams will be available the week of May 4.
- Can I use my smartphone for all my exams? --- Smartphones can be used for all exams. A student can use their smartphone to log in to their exam, view the questions and exam countdown timer, take a photo of their handwritten responses, and submit their responses. We encourage students to familiarize themselves with the different device and submission options before making a final decision about which device to use.
- Do I need to download an application to take the exam? Can I test out the application before test day? --- A web browser application is needed to view the questions on your exam and to submit your response. If completing the exam on a laptop or tablet, a second application is needed to craft your responses to the exam questions. That second application can be any kind of word processing application, including but not limited to Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Notes, or Notepad.
- AP Chinese, French, Japanese, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture students need to download an additional world language exam app to test (available the week of May 11).