Technology - Mission Statement
Anthony ISD envisions building a community of learners of all ages, committed to take advantage of their bilingual and bi-cultural heritage using technology to enhance collaboration and achievement.
The Anthony Independent School District has implemented a Technology Plan that is patterned after the state of Texas Long Range Plan for Technology and serves as a framework to meet the technological needs of our stakeholders. The AISD board utilizes this plan to foster technological initiatives set forth in the campus and district action plans.
The role of technology in the Anthony ISD is to achieve excellence and equity in student performance. This will be accomplished by using technology to accelerate instruction especially for special populations, particularly our language minority students. For all students, technology is expected to stimulate creativity and curiosity as well as to assist in the development of problem-solving and higher order thinking skills. Finally, technology must be utilized to establish the levels of technological literacy and competence to provide students with the skills that they will need in the future.
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The Anthony Independent School District consists of the three campuses and an administrative office. The District connectivity is managed by a centralized distribution facility at the Middle School which host our Internet Service, Email, DNS/DCHP, Web Server, Wireless Controller, Telephones and Various File Servers that contain educational and administrative software. Internet connectivity is at 100 Mbps. There is a 10 GB backbone between the campuses and the administrative building with 100/1000 mbps POE Switches at each location. There is limited wireless connectivity throughout the district. Written acceptable use policies are in place according to the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) for all district employees and students (See appendix B for Child Internet Protection Act Compliance Policies and the AISD Acceptable Use Policy). AISD instructional staff at all levels participate in the Texas StaR Chart.
Anthony High School
Anthony High School 2014-2015 population is two-hundred and nine students in eighteen classrooms with three computer labs, one which is a classroom. The computer to student ratio is 1.2:1 and computer to teacher ratio is 1:1. Every computer has internet access. Labs consist of 49 Macs and 18 PCs. There are 14 Smart Boards in classrooms. The school also is equipped with 79 macbooks, 31 Printers, and 16 iPads.
Anthony Middle School
Anthony High School 2014-2015 population is 172 students in 11 classrooms with three computer labs. The computer to student ratio is 1.8:1 and computer to teacher ratio is 1:1. Every computer has internet access. Labs consist of 20 Macs and 78 PCs. There are 10 Smart Boards in classrooms. The school also is equipped with 72 Learnpads, 27 Printers, and 18 iPads.
Anthony Elementary School
Anthony High School 2014-2015 population is 472 students in 28 classrooms with two computer labs. The computer to student ratio is 3.5:1 and computer to teacher ratio is 1:1. Every computer has internet access. Labs consist of 41 PCs. There are 28 Smart Boards in classrooms. The school also is equipped with 93 PCs, 151 Learnpads, 33 printers, and 14 iPads.
Acceptable Usage Policy
STUDENT AGREEMENT FOR ACCEPTABLE USE OF THE ELECTRONIC
You are being given access to the District’s electronic communications system. Through this system, you will be able to communicate with other schools, colleges, organizations, and people around the world through the Internet and other electronic information systems / networks. You will have access to hundreds of databases, libraries, and computer services all over the world. With this opportunity comes responsibility. It is important that you read the District policy, administrative regulations, and agreement form and ask questions if you need help in understanding them. Inappropriate system use will result in the loss of the privilege of using this educational and administrative tool. Please not that the Internet is a network of many types of communication and information networks. It is possible that you may run across some material that you (or your parents) might find objectionable. While the District will use filtering technology to restrict access to such material, it is not possible to absolutely prevent such access. It will be your responsibility to follow the rules for appropriate use.
RULES FOR APPROPRIATE USE
You will be assigned an individual account, and you are responsible for not sharing the password that account with others. The account is to be used mainly for educational or administrative purposes, but some limited personal use is permitted if the use:
• Imposes no tangible cost on the District;
• Does not unduly burden the District’s computer or network resources: and
• Has no adverse effect on an employee’s job performance or on a student’s academic performance.
You will be held responsible at all times for the proper use of your account, and the District may suspend or revoke your access if you violate the rules.
Remember that people who receive E-mail from you with a school address might think your message represents the school’s point of view.
SUMMARY OF INAPPROPRIATE USES
• Using the system for any illegal purpose
• Disabling or attempting to disable any Internet filtering device.
• Encrypting communications to avoid security review.
• Borrowing someone’s account without permission.
• Downloading or using copyrighted information without permission from the copyright holder.
• Intentionally introducing a virus to the computer system.
• Posting messages or accessing materials that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation or illegal.
• Wasting school or District electronic resources through improper use of the computer system.
• Gaining unauthorized access to restricted information
CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE USE
• Suspension of access to the system;
• Revocation of the computer system account; or
• Other disciplinary or legal action, in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and applicable laws.
I understand that my computer use is not private and the District may monitor my activity on the computer system to ensure appropriate use in accordance with the District’s electronic communications systems policy (CQ-Local) and administrative regulations (Anthony ISD’s Acceptable Use Policy).