Computer Lab/Technological Innovation

Computer Lab

ITA’s Computer Lab serves as the hub of our mission of technological learning. Students are required to attend technology education classes two times per week. Computers housed in the media center may be used outside of instructional time as well.

Students utilize the following technological resources while in the Media Center:

Personal Computers
Google Applications for Education
Google Sites for class websites

Technological Innovation

ITA’s network has within it only the newest technology at its source. A Cisco© network uses the latest in wiring technology (CAT6) to team with the newest Sonic Wall© firewall to ensure student safety.

ITA students use Chrome Book computers. ITA currently has 1 computer for every 1.8 students and we fully intend to continue acquiring Chrome Books every year to move to a 1 to 1 environment.

ITA fully complies with all student privacy and safety measures regulated by local, state, and federal authorities. To this end, ITA uses the new Sonic Wall© firewall to investigate and filter all incoming and outgoing traffic.

Two Dell© dualcore servers ensure that all technologies run undeterred through CITRIX© servers and 5.5 virtualization technology. Each of ITA’s servers run two additional virtual servers which have the newest Windows Server 2008 R2©, most advanced Windows© Server operating system yet. The new Microsoft Exchange 2010©serves as ITA’s email server as well. Wireless capabilities run off AEROHIVE WAP©(Wireless Application Protocol) placed throughout the building ensures unhindered wireless function.

Computer Technology

ITA students currently have access to over 200 Chromebooks, 15 laptop computers, 18 tablets. Each classroom in grades three-through-eight has a one-to-one student-to-computer ratio. In addition, the Institute of Technology and Academics has a mobile computer lab for the first and second graders. Each ITA teacher has a computer, and both a projector, and access to a SMARTBoard and visual presenter or a 74 inch touch screen smart televison. Students use computers purposefully and leave ITA prepared to utilize technology efficiently in personal and professional endeavors.

Students at ITA use computers daily. The students create blogs, contribute to classroom webpages, create online video and audio content, and collaborate with peers and professionals using various Google tools. Most importantly, this technology is used to implement the curriculum with fidelity.