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District and Site Based Technology in Swansea

Technology is an integral component of educating our students in the 21st Century. The goal of the Swansea Technology Department is to create and support technology-rich learning environments for the students of Swansea. The department is dedicated to supporting the district vision, to serve and provide the instructional techniques that foster the 21st-century skills and knowledge our students will need through the seamless implementation and integration of technology.

The Technology Department plans, implements and maintains the network infrastructure for the six schools located in the Swansea School District. In addition, the department assists teachers in integrating technology tools into the curriculum. Our department believes that technology is a large component of a thoughtful lesson design and a powerful tool for learning.
 
 
District Wide:
  •  Each school has installed wireless access points to provide total coverage of all classrooms, common areas, and office suites. 
  • The district installed a Fiber Optic Cable Municipal Area Network (FMAN) to facilitate the interconnection of (7) school facilities in a star topology for redundancy and efficiency.
  • The district internet access is supported at 2Gbps/1.35Gbps 
  • Use of Google Suites
    • Gmail
    • Google Classroom
    • Google Sites
  • School Dude ITDirect and MaintenaceDirect for requesting and tracking issues through this helpdesk system
  • Aspen/X2 Demographic web-based software 
  • Aspen/X2 parent portal

 

Device Ratio for District            
update:1.23.19              
School Student
 Count
iPad/MacBook PC Laptop Chromebook Total Ratio of Device
to Student
Brown 275 82 25 15 150 272 1.01:1
Gardner 268 110 15   105 230 1.17:1
Luther 203 50 21   174 245 0.83:1
Hoyle 264 118 22   60 200 1.32:1
   Elementary Total 1010         947 1.07:1
Junior High School 549 172 50 76 410 708 0.78:1
High School 538 160 98 126 360 744 0.72:1
               
  2097       1259 3346  
               

Joseph Case High School:

   Our technology vision is to prepare our students with the skills, tools, and curriculum to advance in this ever-changing digital world.   The district continues to invest and support our teachers and students with hardware, software, and professional development to integrate technology standards and curriculum. 

  • The high school currently has 10 Chromebook mobile carts housing 30 devices in each
  • 4 computer labs 
  • Learning Commons cafe workstations
  • Learning Commons teaming tables
  • Mounted projectors and document cameras in each classroom
  • Naviance College & Career Readiness Technology
  • Virtual High School ~ offering additional online coursework and distance learning
  • Television Studio 
  • 7 Interactive technology boards

Joseph Case Junior High School:

  • The junior high school currently has 14 Chromebook mobile carts 8 carts housing 30 devices in each, 4 carts housing 24 and 1 cart housing 10 devices
  • 7 Interactive technology boards
  • Media center lab environment 
  • IXL Math for support, skills and immediate feedback to encourage growth in learning
  • PLATO Courseware effective digital solution that includes courses aligned to state and national standards. 
  • Naviance College & Career Readiness Technology
  • Code.org

 Grades 3 - 5 Digital Learning:

  • Pearson Access GMade math assessment software
  • Pearson Elevate 2019 edition Science Curriculum
  • Code.org

 Elizabeth Brown Elementary:

  • 5 Chromebook mobile carts housing 30 devices in each cart
  • 1 computer lab
  • 9 Interactive technology boards

Joseph G. Luther Elementary:

  • 6 Chromebook mobile carts housing 30 devices in each cart
  • 1 computer lab
  • 4 Interactive technology boards

Grades K - 2 Digital Learning:

 

 Gardner Elementary:

  • 2 Interactive technology boards
  • 4 Chromebook mobile carts housing 30 devices in each cart, 1 cart housing 15 devices
  • 1 computer lab

  

Mark G. Hoyle Elementary:

  • 2 Chromebook mobile carts housing 30 devices in each cart
  • 2 Interactive technology boards
  • 1 computer lab