NK Intermediate Technology

North Knox School Corporation has a variety of technological tools at each grade level which are tailored to a variety of learning needs. All North Knox students and staff have a free Google Apps for Education account. These accounts allow users to work on school work on any device regardless of their location. Teachers create assignments in Google Suite or Google Classroom and then virtually share them with students. Students can work on homework and at anytime collaborate with teachers digitally. All of these tasks can take place without printing a single sheet of paper. North Knox utilizes SchoolMessenger to notify students and parents of delays, cancellations, and other pertinent information via text and recorded message. Phone numbers should be updated as needed with each building's office staff.

North Knox Primary, which houses grades K - 2, has a digital projector that is paired with an interactive white board in every classroom. Teachers use their white boards and projectors to display instructional material. These devices allow students to interact with the day's lessons. All classroom teachers at North Knox Primary have an iPad 2 and a mixture of iPad minis and Chromebooks for student use. Teachers have the ability to display the content of their iPad or Chromebook through their projector for students to view as a class. NKP has a lab of Windows 7 desktop computers which is used for a variety of educational resources in all classes and grade levels.

North Knox Intermediate, which is comprised of grades 3 - 6 also has a digital projector and white board combination in each classroom. NKI has 16 carts of 30 Chromebooks. Chromebooks are an inexpensive laptop computer that seamlessly integrates with students' Google Apps account. NKI also has a lab of Chromebox desktop computers and a cart of iPad 2 tablets. Teachers and students at NKI use technology to take ISTEP, IREAD, and iReady tests, create and edit documents in Google Apps, and complete class assignments and tests in USA Test Prep, Google Classroom, and itsLearning.

North Knox Jr./Sr. High School houses grades 7 - 12. Every classroom has a digital projector and many are paired with an interactive white board. NKJSHS has 2 desktop computer labs, 17 Chromebook carts, and a cart of iPads. These labs are used for testing, internet research, document creating and editing, and a variety of other tasks. Every teacher has digitized parts of his or her curriculum in order to lessen our dependency on traditional textbooks and printing. Students can access classroom materials on any internet connected device through itsLearning, Google Apps for Education, or the NKJSHS Website.

The computer lab at North Knox Intermediate has 30 Windows 7 desktop computers. Classes utilize the computer lab for many purposes, including Accelerated Reader, Web research, Acuity, and state testing. Students often use the computers for writing and publishing papers. Students also have access to programs such as Math Facts in a Flash, Accelerated Reader, Kidspiraton, and Science Quizshow.

NKI recently purchased 220 Chromebooks. The Chromebooks are housed in mobile carts so they can be shared between students and teachers. Students and teachers use the Chromebooks in conjunction with their Google apps accounts to create and store classroom documents. Google Drive allows students and teachers to access their files anywhere on any device with access to the internet. Chromebooks are inexpensive and easy to manage devices that we are excited to have in our school. Below are some pictures of our students using their Chromebooks.

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NKI also utilizes a wireless laptop cart. This mobile lab contains 30 Windows wireless laptops. Teachers are able to move the cart into their classrooms so students may experience technology right at their desks.

Another piece of technology is our iPad cart. This is a portable unit that includes 30 iPads. It allows students to work in their own rooms on classroom material.

All of our classrooms have 77" interactive Smart boards with short-throw Epson projectors. Teachers use interactive Smart boards in every facet of their day. For all of our teachers their Smart board has replaced the chalk board and overhead projector.

We welcome you to stop by and take a peek at the technology that will help make your children's education a huge success!

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