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Technology for 2016-2017
Director of Technology:     Mike Lynch
Instructional Technology:  Nicole Friedel

Grades 6-8

  • Each student in grades 6 - 8 must purchase a Chromebook computer. 
  • Any Chromebook will work and can be purchased from various sources such as Best Buy, Office Max, Staples, online from Dell or from Amazon.com.  
  • Chromebooks range in price from $149 to $300.  
  • A dark color and metal shell works best.  (Recommend Asus Flip)
  • A service policy is highly recommended, but not required.
  • Students begin using Apple Macs in grades 9-12
  • NOTE:  Breakage is the responsibility of the parent to have repaired.  The RCS Tech Department may be supportive in diagnosing and repairing minor issue.
Grades 9-12
  • For the 2016-2017 school year:  Students may continue to use their Chromebook or they may purchase an Apple Mac laptop.
  • Any Mac laptop is appropriate from the Macbook Pro to the MacAir.
  • The Apple Care policy is recommended, but not required.
  • Any student taking a technology intensive course must have a Mac laptop computer.
  • NOTE:  Breakage is the responsibility of the parent to have repaired.  The RCS Tech Department may be supportive in diagnosing and repairing minor issue.
Elementary Techknowledge Login

The purpose of the RCS Technology Initiative is to provide up-to-date technological capabilities to equip RCS students, beginning in the elementary grades, to move seamlessly into a technology environment that increasingly requires superb technical proficiency.

Middle School & High School Teachers: Adapting & Learning Technology

All upper school teachers have spent many hours in staff development learning how the different application tools such as MOODLE and Google could help them work with students and staff. They continue to attend staff development sessions and request additional help as they become more familiar with each aspect of the applications.

Our infrastructure is composed of an Aruba Wireless system that provides a wireless cloud across the RCS campus.

What is MOODLE?

In layman’s terms, MOODLE is a learning management system (LMS) for the delivery of online instruction. Teachers can post their course content and student activities online so that participation and collaboration can occur from anywhere at anytime. Learning is no longer bound by the limits of time and space within the traditional classroom walls. Almost every college today provides some of their instruction in an online format. Students are now provided the opportunity to submit assignments electronically from anywhere that has internet access.
All 6-12 grade students have a MOODLE account. Students can log in to MOODLE at http://MOODLE.rcseagles.org. Their username will be assigned by the Technology Director. (If your student has already been using their MOODLE account, please ask him / her for the password.)

For those of you with inquiring minds, MOODLE stands for Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.

Google Applications

As we move into the brave new world of online instruction, RCS has embraced the free tools provided by Google. RCS has a school email account at www.rcseaglesonline.org. All 6th-12th grade students have been provided accounts that give them an email address, a Google calendar account and a Google documents account. Students are trained to use these tools to research, collaborate and communicate with other students and teachers as they work on projects and assignments.

Students may access their Google applications with the same username and password used for their MOODLE accounts. Their username and password will be assigned by the Technology Director.

Student Privacy Online

Students must always assume that when working online, anything they post or write is not private. RCS administrators have the ability to view posts made to MOODLE and Google applications. We make every attempt to respect individual privacy and do not spend time looking unless there is something that has been called into question. We have read too many stories of people who posted something to web sites (My Space, Face Book) that later prevented them from gaining admission to a college or a job because of the nature of what they posted. We will continually teach and remind students that anything put online could be accessible by others.

Students are also responsible for abiding by the RCS Acceptable Use Policy. This document is located in the RCS Student / Parent Handbook.

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