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Dare County School Technology Services supports all areas of technology throughout the district. Our goal is to provide reliable technology services and support in a way that enhances the classroom learning environment. This includes support for networking and VOIP, hardware, software, enterprise system support, and cloud based tools.  We provide support for classroom technology as well. The department also supports enterprise applications including Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and department based solutions. 

Resources and Important Documents: 

 

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Our Technology Facilitators and Media Coordinators do a fantastic job of distributing over 3,000 Chromebooks each year. Learn more about the process here!

Classroom Technology Standards

The purpose of Dare County Schools Classroom Technology Standards is to identify the equipment required to turn a traditional classroom into a 21st Century Classroom.  The goals of these standards are as follow:

  • Installed technology should interfere as little as possible with non-technology uses of the classroom
  • Faculty members should be able to operate the educational technology systems without the assistance of a technician
  • Technology installed in the classrooms should improve the learning, participation, and delivery of instruction to the students

Dare County Schools has identified three different sizes of classrooms.  The first classroom is a Full Classroom and is defined as a room that will seat 15 or more students.  The second classroom is a Half Classroom and  is defined as a room that will seat 5 to 15 students.  The final classroom size is a Resource Classroom and is defined as a classroom that will seat less than 5 students.  The standards are broken down by classroom size and are listed below:

Standard Equipment in a Full Classroom and Half Classrooms
  • Ceiling Mounted Projector - Projector should be 2500 lumens or better and no further than 12 feet from the projection wall
  • Audio Reinforcement Systems - Each system should include one teacher microphone and one student microphone with 4 ceiling mounted speakers
  • Teacher Connection Station - Identified as a location in the classroom that allows the teacher to connect multiple video connection (VGA/HDM/Composite) to the projector and audio inputs the the classroom audio reinforcement systems
  • VOIP Telephone - Telephone can be placed in classroom or in a office
  • Document Camera - Optional - If requested, it must connect via USB through the computer
  • Network Connection - All classrooms should have a minimum of 6 network connection per classroom  
  • Desktop Computers - The standard number of computers is 4, but the principal of each school can relocate these devices at their discretion to better facilitate instruction
Standard Equipment in a Resource Classroom
  • Ceiling Mounted Projector or  Projector on a cart - Projector should be 2500 lumens or better and no further than 12 feet from the projection wall
  • Audio Reinforcement Systems - Optional - Each system should include one teacher microphone and one student microphone with 2 ceiling mounted speakers
  • Teacher Connection Station - Optional - Identified as a location in the classroom that allows the teacher to connect to multiple video connection (S Video/VGA/Composite) to the projector and audio inputs the the classroom audio reinforcement systems
  • VOIP Telephone - Telephone can be placed in classroom or in a office
  • Document Camera - Optional - If requested, it must connect via USB through the computer
     

Digital Learning Initiative

In keeping with its Strategic Plan, its mission to Educate Every Child, and its vision that "all students will graduate on time, prepared for college, careers, and life," the Dare County Board of Education is committed to providing digital learning opportunities.  The introduction of a student laptop initiative will greatly enhance the 21st Century learning environment of classrooms in Dare County Schools, providing teachers and students with access to a rich array of educational resources and opportunities.

Orientation Video

Parent Portal

Dare County Schools provides three informational portals for parents and students (Powerschool, Canvas, and Haiku).  Parent Portal gives parents and students access to real-time information including attendance, grades and assignments. With the Parent Portal application, everyone stays connected: students stay on top of assignments, parents are able to access their child's progress and grades, and teachers can instantly share information from their grade book with parents and students. Families with multiple students can also set up their accounts to view all of their students at one time with one login.

Step 1.  Contact your child's school and complete this required form.
Step 2.  A code will be emailed to you. 
Step 3.  Follow the instructions below for each portal. 

Grades and Attendance

Visit the Dare County Schools PowerSchool Login  and click on the Create Account tab.  Follow the instructions on the web site to complete the registration process.  If you already have an account you can login and add your child.  If you have any additional questions about powerschool you can click on this link or  you can contact the school that your child attends.

Teacher Webpages 

Visit the Canvas login page and click on the Parent of a Canvas User to create a new account.  Follow the instructions on the website to complete your registration process.  If you have any additional questions you can click this link or you can contract the school that your child attends.
 

FAQ

Contact Us

Carl Woody
Director of Technology
(252)-480-8888 extension: 1905

Maureen Welch
Technology Technician
(252)-480-8888 extension: 1906

Bob May 
Technology Technician
(252)-480-8888 extension: 1907

Need Help with district technology? 
Submit a request to our Technology Support Helpdesk.