Category Archives: technology

Be an EMF major for a day at Towson University, Oct. 12, 2018

Towson University invites BCPS students and their parents, guardians, and guests to find out what it means to be a student in the Electronic Media and Film Department.

The event will be held on Friday, October 12, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., with registration starting at 9 a.m. Space is limited and registration is required.  Register today!

Topics will include:
— Grab Them and Don’t Let Them Go! – Story Development for Screenwriters
— The Art of Framing the Shot – Aesthetics in Film and Media Arts
— HD, 4K and Beyond… Camera and Gear Demos
— Capturing the Beat – Music Recording Studio Sessions
— Sound Design – Building a Scene’s Sound From Scratch
— Green Screens and Virtual Sets – HDTV Station Operations
— Blood and Screams – An Introduction to Horror Cinema
— Hands On! – A Stop Motion Animation Workshop

And many more!

Questions? Comments? Please email emfmajorforaday@towson.edu.

Register now for the 4th Annual Baltimore Hackathon

Innovators, thinkers, makers, doers…all are invited to participate in the 4th Annual Baltimore Hackathon. Participants will have 48 hours to blend technology into a product people can wear OR to use software or hardware to solve a problem, create a product, start a business, etc. Folks can compete in teams with up to five members and prizes up to $2,000 will be awarded. High school students are welcome to participate, but they must show their school ID, and, if they are under 18, their parents must be present with them on the first evening. Registration for high school students is free. More information and a registration link are available at www.baltimorehackathon.com.

The event will take place from 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20. The event will be held at Digital Harbor Foundation,1045 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.

Free Microsoft Office software for you and your family!

Did you know that BCPS students and their family members can now access free of charge up to five copies of the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus suite for their personal computers, tablets, iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.

The benefit to BCPS students and families, which is worth up to $11 million annually to the school community, is possible through Baltimore County’s participation in the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Benefit program.

BCPS Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance said the free downloads are a natural complement to the rollout of S.T.A.T. (“Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow”) — the BCPS move to personalized learning with 1:1 digital devices.

The program, which is included in the Microsoft licensing agreement and costs BCPS nothing, is offered through the school system at no cost to students and their family members.

The Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus suite contains all of the most widely used Office functions – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher software tools. In addition, BCPS is able to provide students and staff with unlimited free, secure, and private storage of all documents and files. The online storage capabilities may be used any time from any device.

To access the Office 365 benefit, BCPS students should go to www.bcps.org/Office365  and log in using their full BCPS username (including @bcps.org) and password. Students who do not know their BCPS usernames are asked to contact their school’s technology liaison for assistance. On the Installation page, make sure the language is set to “English (United States)” and then click install. Users should not change the default option of the Office 365 32-bit version.

BCPS students who encounter any problems installing the software, or who would like instructions for installing Office 365 on Apple or mobile devices, should click the “Troubleshoot Installation” link on the main installation page.