Olentangy Local School District

7840 Graphics Way | Lewis Center, OH 43035 | P (740) 657-4050 | F (740) 657-4099

Resources

Software

                
                                    PowerSchool
 
                                   

A web-based student information system that provides full range of features needed by administrators at the district and school level to manage student information, a portal for teachers to enter classroom-specific data, and portals to foster communication between the school and parents and students.

 
 
A web-based portal login for staff and students that gives the user access to the resources listed below. For more information read the myOLSD Help Guide.
    
Schoology The district’s learning management system (LMS) that connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education. 
    
  
    Google Apps                                     
A core suite of productivity applications that Google offers to schools. The core services are Drive, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Sites, and Slides.
 
 
Includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Sway. Office 365 FAQ,
         
Provides online, interactive math and science that has extensive   manipulation of variables and "what-if" experimentation, visualizations and graphing tools help capture and compare results from experiments.
 
 
A collection of nonfiction articles that builds reading comprehension through leveled articles, real-time assessments and actionable insights.
 
 
An animated educational site for K-8 - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology.
 
           
                 
Offers a breadth and depth of digital media content that is immersive, engaging and brings the world into the classroom to give every student a chance to experience fascinating people, places, and events.
            
Google Cultural Institute
Allows students to explore art and cultural collections from around the world.
         
  Khan Academy                           Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
         
 PebbleGo       
A pre-K to grade 3 database for reading and research database.
      
 InfOhio A digital library that offers a variety of content and services to Ohio's PreK-12 students, their parents, and their teacher
          
Math In Focus An online math curriculum with problem solving at the center of math learning and concepts taught through real-world, hands-on experiences.
 
 Nat Geo and Nat Geo Kids       
Inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events, and a website.
Culture Grams A primary source for cultural & statistical country reports, native recipes, interviews, photos and video.
 
 

Hardware

Chromebooks

  • Google Apps for Education- is a core suite of productivity applications that Google offers to schools.

  • There are little to no security/virus issues As with all of the Chromebooks most things are stored in the cloud.  That means there is nothing to “steal” from the computer and nothing for a virus to attach itself.

  • They turn on in eight seconds or less The quick start up process saves precious instructional time.

  • Chromebooks have a battery life of eight to ten hours – Current  Chromebooks will last the entire school day, making re-charging during the day not needed.

Technology Inventory

The District owns 24 buildings, all of which have fiber providing connections back to the District Network Operations Center (NOC). This is a hub and spoke architecture using AT&T fiber. Meta Solutions serves as the District’s ITC. The District provides voice, video and data from the District’s NOC to each of the buildings. All buildings have 10GB switches for future bandwidth upgrades. All PLSD buildings have Ruckus access points with beam flex, installed in the summer of 2014.

Learning, teaching, and assessment enabled by technology require a robust infrastructure. Key elements of this infrastructure include high-speed connectivity and devices that are available to teachers and students when they need them. Aside from wires and devices, a comprehensive learning infrastructure includes digital learning content and other resources as well as professional development for educators and education leaders.

 
 
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