Thursday
Apr072011

Technology Support

 

CAMPUS CONNECTIVITY

 The Windward School campus is connected to the Internet via a high-speed 150MB connection that is content-filtered. The campus has a 10-gigabit backbone with GB connections to all classroom computers. A secure wireless b/g/n network covers 98% of the campus.


CLASSROOM PRESENTATION EQUIPMENT
Windward School’s philosophy of presentation technology is to equip the classroom with technology appropriate to the curriculum taught in the space. Most of our classrooms have Interactive Whiteboards and 95% of classrooms have some form of projection capabilities.


WINDWARD WEB SITE
As a member of our online community, you can check your student’s class schedule, class syllabus, homework assignments, and class information. Members can see up-to-the-minute school calendars and sports schedules, download important forms, and view photos and videos online. Students also receive weekly e-newsletters.


COMPUTER LABS
Windward School has over 250 computers available for student use, including one general-use computer lab and specialty labs for language, Media, Visual Arts, Music, and Science.


STUDENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
Windward School uses a series of student information systems to display announcements, campus news, and student artwork. The systems are installed in the lobby of the Palms building, the first floor of the Center for Teaching & Learning, the Life Science lab, and the dining Pavilion.


STUDENT SERVICES
Students are provided GoogleDocs accounts to store academic work and collaborate with classmates. In addition, every student receives a FirstClass email account to communicate with teachers and other students at Windward.


LAPTOPS & CAMERAS
Laptops and cameras are available for students to check out and use for homework, class projects, or personal use. Laptops connect wirelessly anywhere in the building. Professional digital cameras are available from the Media Commons for Yearbook, Photo and Film students, and point and shoot cameras with 1080 HD video capability can be checked out from the Research Center.

 

For questions about technology, please contact Jim Bologna.