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Technology Services

Bowling Green Area Schools provides technology tools and network services to staff and students to strengthen learning and instruction and to fulfill administrative functions. The district believes that technology is most effective when integrated into inquiry based activities in which students are gatherers of information, problem solvers, and communicators of knowledge. Students use information and network resources, production software, and hardware to fulfill this vision.

Network 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 Apps for Education: The district uses Google's free cloud-based suite for all staff and students. The suite includes email, calendar, cloud-based file storage, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation.

Google Classroom: High school and middle school 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 Wood County Public Library and Bowling Green State University's Jerome 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 Page: The Technology Department manages and maintains the district website as well as the district facebook page to communicate with students, staff and community.

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 3-12 can check their grades and attendance online. Parents and students will see updated grades as teachers enter assignments, test, and project scores into the system.

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

HelpDesk: Staff use the BG HelpDesk to report technical issues and to make requests.

Tech Tools

Hardware
Desktop & laptop computers
Chromebook carts
iPads (Kindergarten & Learning Ctrs)
Smartboard & Audio 

Bring Your Own Device

Bowling Green City Schools is committed to utilizing powerful online productivity tools and resources to enhance learning opportunities for our students. As part of this commitment, the district is allowing students in grades 6-12 and PK-12 staff to bring their personally owned wireless electronic devices to school for the purpose of completing school work through the school’s filtered wireless network. With staff approval, students will be able to access the school’s filtered Internet connection and online resources (Google Apps, Classroom, etc.) to complete their school work. We realize that not every student owns a device; and for those who do, some may choose not to bring their personally owned device to school. There is absolutely no expectation that parents should provide a device to their child for this program.