Technology

Technology

              
Erich Heidenreich
Director of Technology
Phone: (937) 773-4321 Ext: 6311 
Email: [[email protected]]

Vision

Piqua City Schools strives for an educational experience for students in which technology is an imbedded tool for knowledge acquisition and communication. Staff members will efficiently and effectively use the technological resources at their disposal to enhance instruction, assessment, and communication both within the district and with the district’s critical stakeholders.
 

Mission

Piqua City Schools accepts the responsibility to ensure that all students are capable of using current technology and adapting to future technology in order to become informed, ethical, and responsible citizens.


Services

Internet Access: The district offers Internet access for staff and student research that is filtered in compliance with CIPA limiting access to inappropriate material.

File Services: The district supplies staff and students individual accounts on their respective building file server, providing secure storage and file sharing.

Google Workspace for Education: The district uses Google's cloud-based suite for all staff and students. The suite includes email, calendar, cloud-based file storage, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation applications.  Additional learning resources can be found on the Google Workspace Learning Center website.

Google Classroom: Staff and students use Classroom as a learning and communications portal. This service is free to schools.

Library Catalog: Students and staff can search for and reserve district books with the online Library Catalog. Students are also encouraged to make use of the Piqua Public Library.

Information Resources: The district and Ohio's INFOhio services offer a number of quality information services appropriate for elementary, middle school, and high school students and staff.

Web Site: The Technology Department manages and maintains the district website as well as the district Facebook page to communicate with students, staff, and community.

ProgressBook/Gradebook: K-12 teachers use an electronic grade book program to take attendance, track progress, and generate Interim Reports and Grade Cards.  

ParentAccess: Parents and students in grades K-12 can check their grades and attendance online. Parents and students will see updated grades as teachers enter assignments, tests, and project scores into the system.  ProgressBook has been linked to your child's Google account.  Every student should have easy access to self-monitor their progress by selecting the "Student sign in with Google" option

School Messenger: A parent notification system that can call and/or email parents with emergency information and general announcements within minutes.

HelpDesk: Staff uses the Public School Works HelpDesk to report technical issues and to make requests.

Technology Available

Hardware
  • Desktops
  • Laptop carts 
  • Chromebook carts
  • Document Cameras 
  • Interactive Projectors, Smart Boards (PK-12)
  • Classroom audio (PK-12)
  • Classroom sound amplification (PK-6)
Software 
  • Smart Notebook
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Windows OS

Technology Links

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