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          Chesterfield, MO

 

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Ascension Catholic School Technology Plan

 

 

Infrastructure:

  • 10/100 Ethernet Network

  • High Speed T1 access to the Internet

  • Servers  - Windows 2012

  • Network access in all classrooms, offices, and library

  • Platforms supported -- Windows 7, Chrome OS, iOS 10

  • Software Applications supported -- Microsoft Office (2010, 2007), Micro Worlds Ex (Logo Programming), Hyper Studio 5.0,  Accelerated Reader, Type to Learn 4, ActivInspire for the Promethean ActivBoard.

  • Google Apps for Education approved school.

  • FastDirect School Information System provides online grading for teachers, online access to student grades for parents and students, communication with parents, and data management for the administration hosted by FastDirect Communications

  • School website www.ascensioncatholicschool.org maintained by Technology Staff hosted by Windstream

  • School email addresses for faculty and staff hosted by Windstream

 

 Computer Lab:

The computer lab is equipped with 18 Dell PCs running Windows 7 OS, two laser printers (one color, one black/white), and a Promethean ActivBoard with LCD projector.

To assure individualized attention, Ascension splits each homeroom in half.  Each half will attend Computer class once per week.

 Smith Technology Room:

The Smith Technology Room is equipped with 30 computers, one printer, an Elmo document reader, and a Promethean ActivBoard with LCD projector.

This room may be scheduled by any teacher for classroom instruction or student projects.

 

iPad Cart:

30 iPad Air devices

These devices may be scheduled by any teacher for classroom instruction or enrichment. 

Chromebook Cart:

60 Chromebook devices / 3 carts of 20

These devices may be scheduled by any teacher for classroom instruction or enrichment. 

Classrooms:

Each classroom is equipped with a minimum of one computer and printer with print/scan/copy functions. All homerooms are equipped with a Promethean ActivBoard with LCD projector. In addition the Music, Art, and Spanish classrooms are equipped with a Promethean ActivBoard with LCD projector.

Each classroom has a television and VCR/DVD player.

 

 Library:

The library is equipped with six computers (four Chromebooks for search stations, one PC for circulation desk, one PC for administrative) and one laser printer (black/white).

The library has a television and VCR/DVD player.

The library is fully automated using the Follett Company's Destiny library application.  The on-line catalog is accessible from any computer on the school network. All library materials are bar-coded for automated circulation and inventory.