North Royalton City Schools
"We Inspire and Empower Learners"

Technology Department
 201541716493481_image.jpgThe 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 computers to our student’s beginning in Kindergarten. We have over 100 tablets in each elementary building for teachers to use, 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 the onset of 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 now has two 30 PC labs for instruction and on-line testing. Our Media Centers subscribe to INFOHIO which provides on-line databases, newspaper and magazine articles at their fingertips. They also have 15 computers for student use.

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, your child and your teacher maintain good communication lines regarding any issues 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. The majority of our classrooms have an LCD projectors and an interactive white board to show resources on a large screen in the classroom from the computer. Our latest venture is providing computer carts of 30 Chromebook internet devices for online resources, access to Google Docs for Education and 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 1600 computers within our classrooms, labs and offices.

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 a Curriculum Facilitator, Ann Radefeld who assists teachers directly with the integration of technology resources within the curriculum and 4 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 learn. Sincerely,

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