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2014-2017 District Hardware/Software Plan

Hardware -
The district currently provides Chromebooks for students in grades 3-8. The district purchases laptops for Andrew students in neighboring high school through our whole grade share agreement. The district plans to update staff machines to Macbook Airs in 2015. The district will update the lap to meet the future standards of online assessments (formative and summative) in 2015. The district provides iPads for PK-2 classrooms. 

Software - The district puts very little emphasis on software. In fact, we deploy a specific list of apps and extensions by default to all students with a chromebook.  While we have a few pieces of software, the district relies on web based resources/tools for students and staff. Here is the list of web based resources and software the district supports.


JMC - Student Information System
NWAE MAP Assessment (Reading, Science, Math)
Google Apps (web based)
IXL - Math Support Software
Edgenunity - Online Common Core Resource
Iowa AEA Online Resources - List of online sites for student learning




2011-2014 - District Hardware/Software Plan

Hardware
-  The district supports Macbooks and iMacs for all students and staff in the district. We currently maintain an OS of Mac OS 10.6 at a minimum of all machines. The district also has digital cameras, flip cameras, audio mics, and other peripherals for students and staff to use in class. 

Software - The district puts very little emphasis on software. While we have a few pieces of software, the district relies on web based resources/tools for students and staff. Here is the list of web based resources and software the district supports.


                                                                  JMC - Student Information System
NWAE MAP Assessment 
Google Apps (web based)
iWork - Apple office productivity tool
iLife - Apple multimedia authoring tool
Google SketchUp - 3D modeling tool
Evernote - Note taking tool
Google Earth - Map/Earth tool
Iowa AEA Online Resources - List of online sites for student learning

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