North Royalton City Schools
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Technology

Technology Department
John Nickell The use of technology within education is very vital to our student’s success in their careers in the 21st Century. Some careers have not even been created yet in technology. It is also a vital tool to help convey the ideas and lessons they need to learn in a new and state of the art manner.

From an early age, the North Royalton City Schools introduces computer skills to our student’s beginning in Kindergarten. We utilize tablets in each elementary building for teachers to use in these early years to reinforce skills and explore many resources. Starting in the first grade, all the students have time in the computer lab to learn skills from web browsing to introduction to keyboarding. With all the resources available on-line, our staff and students have access to many resources via the internet. Every single classroom has access. Each elementary has a PC lab for instruction and content creation. Our Media Centers subscribe to INFOHIO which provides on-line databases, newspaper and magazine articles at their fingertips.

To better communicate with our parents and community, every teacher and administrator has an e-mail address and voice mail box. These are there to help you help your child and facilitate strong teacher communication lines regarding any concerns that may arrive. We also use Progressbook grade book program to record, report and monitor assignments and grades. Many teachers use this resource to post homework assignments and other support resource links. We encourage parents to login in often to see your student’s progress each week. We have a computerized lunch Point of Sale system across the district to streamline the lunch purchase process, and many fees can be paid on-line at the beginning of the school year. We also have on-line student registration for new students and use the same system to update returning students.  Our classrooms have an LCD projectors and an interactive white board to show resources on a large screen in the classroom from the teacher computer. Our latest venture is providing a 1 to 1 initiative that started in 2017 with providing our 6th grade students with a wireless Chromebook laptop to have in school and take home to access various resources and create content. In 2018 we will continue the initiative with the new incoming 6th grade and 9th grade.  Additionally, we have computer carts of 30 Chromebook devices in many classrooms for online resources in the other grades.  These have access to Google Docs for Education, various online resources and are used for online testing. All our buildings have complete coverage for wireless devices and our high school and middle school allow students to connect to our in school wireless for use in the classroom with permission from their teacher. We have over 1000 PC computers and laptops within our classrooms, computer labs and offices.  We now have over 2000 Chromebooks that is increasing every year with the annual addition of 1 to 1 Chromebooks.

We continue to improve and introduce many new technologies to our students and our staff in effort to help them succeed the best they can in the North Royalton Schools and in the real world. None of this could be possible without the support of our community, our administration and our technology staff. Our technology staff consists of two Curriculum Facilitators, Ann Radefeld and Deanna Mikin who assists teachers directly with the integration of technology resources within the curriculum and four very talented gentlemen, Don Orszag, Tim Duman, Eric Lechuk and myself, who work hard each day to make sure students and staff computers are up and running ready to bring the world of knowledge to our students.


John T. Nickell
Technology Director
North Royalton City Schools
6579 Royalton Road
North Royalton, Ohio 44133
Phone: 440-582-9042
Email: john.nickell@northroyaltonsd.org


TECH STAFF ATTENDS OHIO E-TECH CONFERENCE

Every year the State of Ohio puts on a technology conference to learn and share new ideas with our peers and allow us a chance to see some of the most recent technology in person. We attend this annually to bring back fresh ideas for learning to our district.

Technology Director

John T. Nickell
440-582-9042
 

Technology Specialist

Tim Duman
440-582-7834
 

Technology Specialist

Eric Lechuk
440-582-9050
 

Technology Specialist

Don Orszag
440-582-9050 
 
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