Welcome Staff

Please select from the various links to navigate through staff resources, links, and tools.  New staff, please see the information below to become familiar with Mannheim School District 83.

Technology Support

Ongoing life-long learning support

  • Many staff development opportunities
  • Technology Learning Coaches
  • Media Center Specialists
  • Before/After school opportunities
  • E-mails and handouts
  • District Provided Professional Development

Technology Tools Available (and Reminders)

  • SMARTBoard projector and speakers (Turn off when not using)
  • Classroom computers (Turn off at end of day)
  • Classroom printers (Teave on at end of day)
  • MacBook Air carts (Turn off at end of day, and lock cart)
  • iPad carts (Lock the cart)
  • Computer Labs (Turn off at end of class)
  • Laptop cart (COWS)  (Turn off at end of day, and lock cart)
  • Media Center computers and staff
  • Peripherals: digital cameras, video cameras, flips, scanners & copiers
  • Available software

Teacher Voicemail

  • Retrieve voicemails

School Messenger

  • Calls staff and parents with messages



  • Smart response systems
  • Document cameras
  • Notebook software
  • AirServer

Technology purchase opportunity

  • Fall

It's not about the technology, but rather the learning

  • Passive vs active learning:  If the answer can be found on Google, you might not be asking the right question.

Social Learning Network:

  • Twitter: #D83Shines

​​iPad/MacBook Rules

Policies and procedures

Staff Trainings

Mac basics

  • Macintosh Operating System
  • Dock
  • Security: DeepFreeze-OS 10
  • Saving options:  
    • Account on school server
    • Public folder on server
    • Google Account
    • "Our Creations" on hard drive
    • Disks or jump drives
  • PC compatibility

District 83 Web Page

Subscrition tools available

Using Google:  D83 e-mail, calendar and other goodies

  • Web-based
  • Check everyday (beginning of day and before you leave school)
  • E-mail is not private. Only send e-mail messages that you wouldn't mind knowing that other strangers can read
  • Spam and junk mail
  • District e-mail is not to be used for personal use (many e-mails end up in spam filter)
  • Different calendar layers
  • Google Drive
  • Google Classroom

Using D83 servers

  • Access from our Web site or your computer's desk top
  • Each staff member is given an account on your school's storage server
  • Public folder is a public place to save something you want to share with others. Items are not protected.
  • Save often. We keep back-up tapes of all items saved to the server.
  • "Our Creations" is a temporary saving folder on computer desktops to save. Anyone who sits at that computer has access to all files in that folder.



  • Student Information System
  • PowerSchool automates critical functions like attendance, complex scheduling, classroom grading, and reporting, so student information is available when you need it, anywhere, anytime.
  • PowerTeacher and Gradebook...within PowerSchool
  • Student PowerSchool- Student Username is Student Web ID; Student Password is Student Web Password
  • Final Grade Set-up
  • Best practices


  • Email documents to yourself.