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Technology Overview

 

Strategic Goals in Technology

By the end of the 2016-17 school year the system will implement and maintain a fully operational and effective technology program that will:

a. Support a teaching and learning environment in which all participants use technology in a meaningful and effective way to support student achievement and performance

b. Support the effective and efficient administrative requirements to better perform day-to-day operations of the school system.

Infrastructure, Network and Computing Device Access

Cartersville School System's fiber optic network infrastructure, wireless system and switching environment delivers high data transfer speeds and provides assurance of future technology expansion with the increase in demand of cloud computing and virtual environments in the classroom. A virtual server data center and network connects each classroom and office in the district. With the wide range of computing devices available to students, we provide an approximate 1.67 computer to student ratio. Computing devices (workstations, laptops, or tablets) are accessible in classrooms, labs, mobile carts and media centers.

Interactive Instruction

The classrooms of Cartersville Elementary, Middle and High Schools are equipped with interactive devices that include projection systems, document cameras and interactive boards/peripherals to provide collaborative and interactive instruction and engagement in the classroom. Cartersville Primary School and Kids & Company PreK offer a variety of interactive devices ranging from Interactive Tables, mobile iPad and laptop carts.

Technology Support

The Technology Department of Cartersville School System strives to provide the best service to our staff, teachers and students through expedited district level and school level onsite support. A help ticketing system through Destiny Asset Manager allows staff to prioritize support at each location. The Technology Department is always looking for ways to make the learning experience more efficient and enjoyable for the teachers and students.