"They provided major benefits to St Johns School, including: 1 - The computer lab has been rearranged and the LAN rewired, which allows it to accommodate the new computers that were needed. We can also eliminate the connectivity problems the old wiring was giving us, gain a speed boost, and have a layout that is much more functional for the students and teacher. 2 - The 15-year-old main switch for the building has been replaced with 2 new Gigabit switches. This increases speed and reliability, in addition to providing redundancy. 3 - New LAN runs were added to Music/PreK3, Art, Spanish, and the Library. These will eliminate problems with the wireless adapters that we had to use, in addition to reducing the burden on the wireless network and improving speed.
This support from Ed Tech and the volunteers will certainly improve things for the teachers and students, in addition to reducing the burden on the tech support staff. Thank you!"
~ John Taylor, St John the Baptist School, Alden
"On behalf of the faculty and staff of Northern Chautauqua Catholic School I would like to take this opportunity to say "thank you" to the team assembled for this year's EdTech Day and to the EdTech organization. Without the provision of technical assistance and equipment by EdTech our school would not be able to provide the technical education necessary to make our students knowledgeable and proficient in the skills needed in today's work force. The team accomplished a multitude of tasks ranging from equipment updating and installation, wiring and server updating. As usual we are looking forward to continuing our relationship with EdTech and especially with our team leader George Condoyannis."
~ John LaMattina, Northern Chautauqua Catholic School (2014)
"As I sit at my desk here at OLBR, I look around my room and I am overwhelmed with happiness. I am so grateful for the sheer amount of computers I have in my room which I can now call a lab! I am so thankful for all of the other working computers and laptops in every single other classroom in the entire school infused with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. I am indebted to the work that was done and will be done these next few days on our server, allowing teachers and students to be able to access our new domain securely and safely and share files quickly and efficiently. I am beholden to everyone's hard work wiring all of our rooms, making sure everything is connected even with our shortage of outlets!
Since I took over in December I have felt as though I was alone with limited resources treading an uphill technology battle that seemed to have no end. Trying to put out as many metaphorical, and some literal, fires (a few smoking cords!) as I could and to keep things running smoothly even though everything seemed to be burning out and dying around me, I made myself sick and eventually had to take a day off to recuperate. I was asked on EdTech day who my IT person was, and I replied me. This morning I cried tears of joy knowing that I will have a great school year thanks to all of you that volunteered on EdTech day. I know now that I do have resources available to me and friendly people who can help. Without technology , and without it working properly, our students will have not have access to the wealth of information and possibilities that it offers, our faculty will not be as connected and our school would run slower and not run as smoothly. You all made this possible!"
~ Cassandra, Our Lady of Black Rock School (2014)
"On behalf of our parents, staff, teachers and students at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the generosity of all the donors who donated for Ed Tech Day and to all the exceptional volunteers who offer their expertise and time to set-up all the equipment. In the growing demands of technology today, this support from Educational Technology Foundation of WNY is paramount to our success."
~ Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School (2014)
"Without the Ed Tech Foundation our technology center would be years from completion. The volunteers provided the expertise, the manpower, and the supplies to get our center wired and operational within weeks. Ed Tech is a fantastic group of highly dedicated IT professionals who saved us nearly fifteen thousand dollars in completing the tech project. Now, when our new Boys & Girls Club opens our kids will have daily access to a quality tech lab & learning center." - Video Testimonial
~ Mike Basehart, Boys & Girls Club of Springville
We appreciate your partnership and your support, as do the many children and families that turn to Gateway-Longview every day for care, counseling and assistance. We know there is ongoing need in the community and, with your generosity, we will continue to provide necessary programs, goods, and services to the many children, youth and their families.
~ Gateway-Longview, Inc.
"With the help of those involved in Ed Tech Day we were able to greatly expand the capabilities of LACA (Latin American Cultural Association). The wiring, computers, server, and multifunction printer allowing better productivity and compliment the existing efforts to help the local community. Now with video conference capable workstations for our classes. A sincere thanks goes to all those who participated and coordinated the Ed Tech Day efforts for 2010."
~ Latin American Cultural Association
"The Community Action Organization of Erie County Inc. is very grateful and appreciates the new computer lab your agency so graciously donated to the C.A.O. Pratt Willert Community Center. The computer lab will allow our agency to better serve the community in the Pratt Willert neighborhood. I know that community is going to be very please"
~ Community Action Organization of Erie County Inc.
"As a result of Ed Tech Day, Compass House was the proud recipient of 20 newly refurbished and updated desktop
systems and a new server, as well as recommendations for maintaining these technological assets
over the long haul. The Educational Technology Foundation helped us close major technology
gaps and increase our capacity to serve over 500 runaway and homeless youth each year."
~ Compass House
"Ed Tech Day continues to give our school the opportunity to provide a better technology program for our students that may have not come together without them. As a principal of a private school, it is often a concern on how to utilize limited resources to offer a strong tech program. Ed Tech Day provides me the assurance that we can offer a quality tech program through the program's dedicated volunteers."
~ Kathy Jami, Principal, Universal School
"Our school is very thankful to the volunteers of Ed tech Day. The 1st year our school opened we had to merge three schools equipment and set up a new network. In the past we have also have had our Smart boards set up, the computer lab rewired and a server installed. Ed Tech Day is a great day to meet people, learn something new, and know that you are helping in the education of a child."
~ Robin Boutet, Notre Dame Academy
"Ed. Tech Day provided our school with a badly needed new server. Ours was not functioning properly and was causing us to have many problems. In addition, the crew brought us 10 refurbished classroom computers. This was a God-send for our school, as I do not know how we would have been able to afford these upgrades."
~ Bonnie Renzi, Principal St. Aloysius Regional School
"With your help we managed not only to meet, but exceed the goals set for the day! The technology program at St. John's will benefit greatly from the efforts each of you provided in establishing a file server, setting up and configuring the lab computer, providing the classroom upgrades, as well as the 'painful' update/maintenance process performed on each computer."
~ Marilynn Camp, St John the Baptist
I would like to personally thank the Ed Tech Foundation for its generous donation of 2 refurbished computers for my classroom. As a 4th Grade teacher with a rigorous and challenging NYS curriculum to follow, these new computers have enhanced my students’ learning. Every day, my students actively use them in many ways – from researching various topics to playing Math and Science games for reinforcement of lessons taught in class. The students thoroughly enjoy having them in the classroom, and being able to use them throughout the day. I am truly grateful to the Ed Tech Foundation for this contribution. I feel that the computers will continue to have a wonderfully positive effect in my classroom and with my 4th graders.
~ Ann McGrath, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School