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Posted on 09/20/2016
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Over the last several years, Ware Public Schools has made several upgrades to its infrastructure and advancements to instructional technology in all three schools.  Technology is an important tool for teaching and learning and technology skills are essential for success in college and the workplace.

Some of the instructional technology advancements made in the district are as follows:

 

  • The district will be deploying 120 student laptops in grades K – 6 making our student to computer ratio 2:1.  This will dramatically shift how technology is used in the classroom and also help support new online testing such as MAP and MCAS 2.0.
  • iStudent accounts were provided to all students in grades 9 – 12 allowing them access to grades, assignments, attendance and scheduling. 

  • The district migrated to Office 365 online which gave any student with a computer account access to Office Online with the ability to install 5 copies of Office at home. 

  • E-Mail was issued to students in grades 9 – 12. 

  • The district applied for and received $77,903.18 in federal E-Rate funding to replace the majority of the district's network equipment.
  • A fiber internet connection was installed to support more interactive and streaming instructional resources. 

  • Over the last 4 school years, every computer lab, teacher, and office computer has been replaced. 

  • Projectors, document cameras, and Mimio pads have been deployed in every homeroom in grades K – 6.  At Ware High School, the majority of core subject area classrooms have this equipment and all teachers have access via shared devices.