Technology Staff

Beth Krolak

Beth Krolak
Director of Technology
bkrolak@bgcs.k12.oh.us
419-352-3576 x4005
@BethKrolakBGCS


Allyson Harris

Allyson Harris
Technology Coordinator


Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor
Network Administrator


Jeff Herr

Jeff Herr
Break-Fix Technician

 

Technology

Last Updated: 7/22/2021 5:29 PM

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.

 

1:1 Chromebook Program

Due to the need for online instruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Technology Department embarked on an ambitious plan in May 2020 to move from chromebook carts to a full-scale 1:1 program in the matter of 3 months. The 1:1 program was a success and will continue to be supported in these configurations: Students in grades 1-3 will store their chromebooks in classroom carts to be used only at school. Students in grades 4-12 will be provided a chromebook in a case and a charger that students are expected to charge nightly at home and bring to school daily. Chromebooks run through the district’s Internet filter regardless of where and when the device connects. Chromebooks will be distributed at students' respective schools in August. Please make sure your email and phone numbers are updated in the school offices and look for communications. Click here for program details.

 

Student Digital Resources

In addition to the Chromebook, the district continues to invest in a number of digital tools for students. Students will interact with their teachers via their Google Classroom accounts and Google Workplace for Education tools. The Technology Department partners with the Curriculum Department and Library Media Specialists to offer a number of content subscriptions for students. Some are listed below.

Google Workplace for Education
Google Classroom
Google Keep
Google Jamboard
Google Meet
Clever
PowerSchool
KamiApp
PearDeck
Screencastify
FlipGrid
SMART Lumio
CoWriter / Snap&Read

Brain Pop
RAZ Plus
Scholastic News
ReadWorks
CommonLit
Ohio as America
Bridges Math
Prodigy Math
Flocabulary
Fundations
Newsela
Membean
HMH World Languages
Envision Math
Gizmos

BGCS Library
Wood Co Library
INFOhio
Soundzabound
SIRS Discoverer
SIRS Researcher
Culture Grams
Gale Databases

Digital Tool Belt for Teachers

Teachers need effective tools for engaging online instruction during the pandemic and when we are back on campus in future. The Technology Department is providing and supporting these tools and will continue to investigate additional options.

Google Workplace for Education Plus
Google Classroom with Originality Reports
Clever
PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook
IEP Anywhere
LessonPix
Lightspeed Classroom device management
 
KamiApp
Pear Deck
Screencastify
Flipgrid
EdPuzzle
SMART Lumio
 
                                                               

Network Services

Internet Access: The district offers Internet access for staff and student school work that is filtered in compliance with CIPA, limiting access to inappropriate material. Staff and students can access wifi in all locations in the district.

Communications: The Technology Department manages and maintains call/email system, the district website and the district facebook and twitter feeds to communicate with students, staff and community. Please keep your phone and email information updated with your school office.

BGCS is moving away from Unified Classroom. Students and parents in grades 3-12 will be provided new PowerSchool login information to check their assignments, grades and attendance in September.

Links

Responsible Use Policy & Bring Your Own Device Program

How to Transfer Google Drive Files to Another Account

Co:Writer Video Tutorials

 

137 Clough St
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: 419-352-3576
Fax: 419-352-1701