Technology

Technology

Director of Technology

 Stan Fessler

  stan_fessler@newton.k12.oh.us

               937-676-2002 x1014

Internet Access: The district offers Internet access for staff and student research that is filtered in compliance with CIPA limiting access to inappropriate material.

File Services: The district supplies staff and students individual accounts on their respective building file server, providing secure storage and file sharing.

Microsoft Apps: The district has Microsoft Windows and Office Applications available for grades 6-12 and staff use.

Google Apps for Education: The district uses Google's free cloud-based suite for all staff and students. The suite includes email, calendar, cloud-based file storage, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation.

Google Classroom: Staff and students can use Classroom as a learning and communications portal. This service is free to schools.

Library: Students and staff can search for and reserve district books with the online Library Catalog. Students are also encouraged to make use of the Pleasant Hill and Troy Public Library.

Information Resources: The district and Ohio's INFOhio services offer a number of quality information services appropriate for elementary, middle school, and high school students and staff.

Web Page/Social Media: The Technology Department manages and maintains the district website and the district’s Twitter account is maintained by the High School Principal.  Both are used as means to communicate with students, staff and community.

Progress Book: K-12 teachers use an electronic grade book program called Progress Book to take attendance, track progress, and generate Interim Reports and Grade Cards.  Parents and students can check their grades and attendance online. Parents and students will see updated grades as teachers enter assignments, test and project scores into the system.

Communications: The District uses a parent notification system called OneCallNow, which can call and/or text parents with emergency information and general announcements within minutes.

 

Technology Available

Hardware

  • Desktops
  • Tablet carts 
  • Chromebook carts (1 per grade level 2-6, 1 per department 7-12, classroom chromebook touch screen k-1)
  • Document Cameras 
  • Classroom projectors
  • Classroom audio (PK-12)
  • Classroom sound amplification (PK-12)

Software 

  • Various online licenses for cloud based applications
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Windows OS
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