The Placer County Office of Education serves as a node site for the California K-12 High-Speed Network (K12HSN). PCOE IT staff manages network services that allow districts and schools within Placer County to connect free of charge to the statewide educational network backbone. PCOE currently has a 10 Gbps direct connection, which provides districts access to the internet as well as other educational resources.
Expand the use of cloud-based applications and technology by staff and students to enable access to resources beyond work and school settings.
Increase the use of learning management and registration systems to offer more online classes and events provided by PCOE.
Develop and offer more instructional materials and training for staff and students on the use of technology provided by the Information Technology Department.
Leverage consortium agreements with districts and other educational organizations to lower the overall costs to procure new and support existing technology.
Below you will find PCOE Information Technology resources to assist you 24/7. You can view these documents online or download for printing or viewing at a later time.
IT Support Specialist
Senior Network Engineer
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IT Systems & Applications Specialist
Senior Director, Information Technology
What is the internet speed used by pcoe?
PCOE currently has a 10 Gbps direct connection, which provides districts access to the internet as well as other educational resources.
HOw do students and staff stay up-to-date about the use of technology at PCOE?
One of the goals of the IT department is to develop and offer more instructional materials and training for staff and students on the use of technology provided by the Information Technology Department.
How do I keep my laptop’s battery in good health?
Don’t leave it fully charged all the time, fully discharge it once a month and keep it cool.
How to stay safe on public Wi-Fi Networks?
Turn off sharing, enable your firewall, use HTTPS and SSL whenever possible, consider using a virtual private network, and turn Wi-Fi off when you aren't using it.
Do I really need to eject USB drives before removing them?
Yes, even if the drive isn’t actively being written to, you could corrupt the data. By default, most operating systems use what’s called "write caching" to get better performance out of your computer. When you write a file to another drive – like a flash drive – the operating system waits to actually perform those actions until it has a number of requests to fulfill, and then it fulfills them all at once. When you hit the eject button, it tells your operating system to flush the cache, making sure all pending actions have been performed.
How can I tell if an Email is Spam?
Phishing scams are designed to look like official emails and websites from actual companies, but they aren’t. Here are some samples using PayPal as an example, generally you see http://www.paypal.com as part of the URL. And sometime you’ll see something like http://subdomain.paypal.com as well. Both of these URL’s are okay because they end in paypal.com. A phishing URL, will look something like this http://paypal.someotherdomain.com. In this case, “paypal” is attached to another domain name. Avoid domains like this.
Future Ready Schools Framework
California Educational Technology Professionals Association
United States Department of Education Technology Plan
California Department of Education Technology