The Smyth County Public School system provides a variety of instructional technology resources. Each school is connected to our division Wide Area Network and the Internet at speeds ranging from 50 to 200 megabits/second. Nearly all classrooms are equipped with projectors and document cameras. There is a support staff of 7.5 technicians and instructional technology resource teachers (ITRTs) to help you use technology effectively in your instruction.
|School or Application||Instructional Technology Resource Teacher||Technician|
|Atkins Elementary School||Pam Boswell||Terry Hawthorne|
|Chilhowie Elementary School||Mary Lynne Martin||Eric Schuler|
|Chilhowie High School||Pam Boswell||Eric Schuler|
|Marion Elementary School||Mary Lynne Martin||John King|
|Marion Middle School||Couliette Goodwin||Louis Goodbrod|
|Marion Senior High School||Couliette Goodwin||Louis Goodbrod|
|Northwood High School||Tammy Rolen||Michael Evans|
|Northwood Middle School||Tammy Rolen||Michael Evans|
|Oak Point Elementary School||Mary Lynne Martin||John King|
|Rich Valley Elementary School||Tammy Rolen||Michael Evans|
|Saltville Elementary School||Tammy Rolen||Michael Evans|
|Sugar Grove Elementary School||Pam Boswell||Terry Hawthorne|
|Smyth Career & Technology Center||NA||John King, Louis Goodbrod|
|PowerTeacher Gradebook||NA||Michael Evans|
|Windows Active Directory login and network access issues)||NA||Technician Serving Your School|
|Google Apps (email, calendaring, collaboration)||NA||Beth Frye (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Discovery Education United Streaming||ITRT serving your school||NA|
|PowerSchool A&A (formerly Interactive Achievement)||ITRT serving your school||NA|
|Renaissance Learning (Accelerated Reader, Star Reading)||ITRT serving your school||NA|
Smyth County Public Schools uses Google Apps, Education Edition for email, calendaring, collaboration, and offering blending instructional resources for students. Google provides unlimited storage space per user. You can access our Google Apps login at:
Smyth County Public Schools uses Windows Active Directory for its LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) services. Your Active Directory (AD) account will enable you to sign into any Windows computer in the school system, except for servers. Your account will provide access to shared resources, such as network storage and networked printers. Our Active Directory accounts are also tied into our Palo Alto Networks firewall and Internet filtering system. The staff filtering profile permits access to some URLs that are accessible to students. Don't share your username and password with anyone and be sure to log out or lock computers when you leave them unattended. If you think your password has been compromised, change it by pressing Control-Alt-Delete, then selecting the Change a Password… option.
Smyth County Public Schools uses the Pearson PowerSchool student information system to track student enrollments, attendance, grades, course history, and other information. Employees are assigned either a PowerTeacher account, which enables them to enter student attendance and grades, or a PowerSchool admin account, which enables them to access more information. You can access PowerSchool from inside and outside the school system:
Be sure to use a strong password to protect your PowerSchool or PowerTeacher account. You can change your password by selecting the Personalize option under Setup on the main PowerSchool page. See the following screenshot.
Each Smyth County School has a subscription to Discovery Education's United Streaming service. Details and passcodes… Note that you can only access this web page from within the Smyth County School System's network, with an employee username and password.