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Technology

Middle School Technology

 

Statement of Philosophy

Since technology is a tool used to further all disciplines, we know that the implementation of this tool is the ethical and moral goal of every user or developer.  We seek to attain Godly ideals within the use of technology to improve our environment, elevate our neighbor, and provide all people with a better and righteous quality of life.

Mission

The technology curriculum at Mobile Christian School seeks to encompass the many disciplines of learning within the overall goal of righteousness and purity. We will prepare the student to use technology in a knowledgeable, prudent, and responsible manner. We will teach that all use of technology is to be done to the glory of God and the furtherance of his standards for all peoples.

Our students work in the PC environment using up-to-date applications such as Microsoft Office 2007 Professional and Vegas Movie Studio. We maintain 26 workstations with access to our one terabyte server.  

The Computer Lab gives our students an all-encompassing exposure to the uses of modern technology within an instructional and practical application. From word processing to presentation software, we create and demonstrate learned processes which can be turned into marketable skills or understanding for further education in a future technological career.

The Mobile Christian School Technology Department holds responsibility for all of the computers, LCD projectors, phones, printers, copiers and public address systems for the school. As well, we maintain a network that contains miles of computer cable and fiber optic lines.

As of the start of the 15-16 school year, we had 180 computers, 40 LCD projectors (37 ceiling mounted), 3 computer labs and complete network coverage in every classroom on campus. Our client workstations run either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and we use Office 2010 or 2013 in all of our labs.

In the summer of 2010, 35 interactive whiteboards were installed in all major classrooms.  In October 2010 three more whiteboards were order for MCS.  These boards were funded by the PTFA. And training was made available to all staff members.

It is great to walk down the hall and see technology at work.  Many of our teachers use the interactive boards every period of every school day.

 

Did you know?

We are a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school.  All textbooks from 4th grade though 12th grade can be viewed or download to the student's tablet or laptop computer for use in the classroom and home.  No more heavy books to carry around.

We have over 800 devices on our network, consisting of computers, phones, printers, copiers, fax machines, wireless access points, switches, a firewall, and more.

We have a full fiber optic backbone that runs to each building on campus.

We have 5 servers that handle our web serving, database, file storage, back up, remote access, etc.

We have mostly Cisco switches and Xirrus APs throughout our network.

We have well over 3 Terabyte of storage on our servers (3,000 gigabytes)

We have three student computer labs, including one in the High School, one for the Elementary students and one in the Library.  We also have computers for students use in every elementary classroom as well.

We have Wireless Internet covering our campus that is open to all students and the public.

We have 38 interactive white boards.

We are CIPA Compliant by filtering all Internet traffic for the safety of our students.

 

Certification Download Information

MCS uses the Fortinet certification on all secured websites.  Therefore all student devices must have certificate install.  Download it below.

Fortinet Certificate Download

Larry E. Burch

Technology Coordinator

251.661.1613