“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
This statement was coined by Arthur C. Clarke, an English writer in the 20th century. With advances in technology arriving so fast now, we are witnessing new “magic” take place every few days! In particular, the education field has been the true beneficiary of recent technological advancements, leading to a significant impact in the teaching and learning process.
DCPS students and teachers take advantage of numerous technology tools each day. Collectively, these tools help students gain quick access to vital information for learning and provide additional support to actively engage learners.
- The district maintains well over 15,000 electronic devices each year, including approximately 13,000 computers and tablets.
- All classrooms in DCPS are fully equipped with sound amplification devices, projectors, doc cameras and computers.
- Many classrooms have access to the latest Smart Board/Active Board technology.
- Assistive technology devices are available in a variety of categories to address functional capabilities of students with disabilities.
- All Daviess County HS and Apollo HS students are participants in our eleventh year of the "One-to-One” eLearning Program, allowing a powerful connection to 21st century learning.
- Students in the “Class of 2019” (current freshmen) will receive the newest eLearning Computer Model—the DELL Lattitude 3340 on or around August 15, 2015.
- All HS students can choose to participate in the "BYOD" program.
- Current district-provided freshmen laptops will include a modified version of Windows 8 software.
- Current junior and senior district-provided laptops will be running Windows 7 Professional operating software.
- Both AHS and DCHS campuses are now operating with a new wireless upgrade, allowing for increased speed and security.
- District buildings have the capability to allow for presenters and visitors to have guest internet access.
In addition to the DCPS Wi-Fi 2 network, the DCPS Open Network is available in all buildings for staff members (Personally Owned Devices) and guests.
- High school teachers will continue the option to use advanced software to facilitate eLearning in their classrooms, called “DyKnow.”
- Study Island software is available now to all high school students and teachers and all middle school students and teachers.
The technology support team in DCPS is strong with customer service as our #1 priority. Below are the names and faces that help teach our students 21st century technology skills and keep our technology operational at all times.