As a District, we are continually researching and evaluating new technologies to further our mission of inspiring and empowering learners. Students’ access to technology is crucial in education today. The integration of technology into the curriculum empowers students to engage in enhanced learning experiences. It also allows teachers to facilitate differentiated learning opportunities to meet the needs of all students. Today’s learners must be able to collaborate, think critically and incorporate technology not only in their current studies, but as they prepare for their future. We meet this essential technology need by providing the following infrastructure and equipment:
Our technology team manages several thousand devices for students and staff to use on a daily basis including: 220 iPads; 5,000 Chromebooks; 360 Wireless Access Points; and 600 PC devices.
Our physical network consists of more than 110 individual network switches, 300+ security devices, 750 IP Phones and miles of cable. Our brand new Network Operations Center houses all of our District essential network equipment and includes back-up power to ensure educational delivery.
High-speed wireless access is available within each of our buildings and throughout the entirety of our campus. Our 1Gbps Internet service provides increased bandwidth to support all learning phases.
Our District maintains 5,000 Chromebook devices, giving us the flexibility to provide 1:1 devices to the entire District as needed. This helped us transition more easily to virtual learning in the spring as we distributed devices to students.
Students in grades 5 through 12 are assigned a Chromebook that is permitted to travel to and from school on a daily basis. Class sets of Chromebooks are readily available in classrooms for grades K-4. Class sets of iPads are readily available for our preschool learners.
PC computer labs are in place in the middle and high school to support instruction and unique learning experiences for students in our technology, business, and STEM classes.
North Royalton is a Google Apps for Education District. We use a common platform for facilitating learning, communication and collaboration.