The Technology Department for the Johnson County Education System plays an important part in developing young minds. We provide the tools and technology needed to give our children and young adults the means to develop important job skills and excel in an ever changing world.
We use state-of-the-art technology and hardware, consisting of HP/Dell computers running the Windows operating systems. Our internet connectivity is provided through a partnership with Education Networks of America under the Metro Nashville contract. All schools in Johnson County are connected to our Central Office by 2Gbs Fiber Optic lines, and then continue on to the Internet via the ENA Backbone through the Johnson City Hub.
We offer our teachers and students the use of many fixed and mobile computer labs throughout our schools, Smart Technologies Smartboards in roughly 95% of our classrooms, and Internet based services such as Discovery Education Streaming, IXL Math, and BrainPop.
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Johnson County Schools currently offers the following to our staff and students:
Over one hundred and thirty Smart Technologies SmartBoards are installed system wide, many equipped with Smart Airliner bluetooth pads. We’ve found that using interactive learning devices like Smart Boards are a great way for children to learn, especially at the primary level.
We provide Two (2) Gbps fiber optic connectivity to each of our primary and secondary schools from the Central Office, with a 10 Gbps fiber backbone on “The Hill” to link the JCHS, JCMS and CTE facilities. Our press box and new ESC building on the JCHS campus will also be connected via a one (1) Gbps fiber optic line.
Over 2000 desktop computers throughout our system, to include classroom and lab computers, as well as a variety of wireless laptop & netbook carts that can be used in the classroom. Over 1100 Apple iPad devices are used by our students and staff to provide a solid foundation for technology education and maximize learning potential.
Technology equipped classrooms, libraries, and labs throughout every school, where our future parents, explorers, and leaders of tomorrow are obtaining knowledge and learning the necessary skills to become productive young adults.