Technology in the Classroom

Tools for the 21st Century

The ability to use technology efficiently and effectively is a necessary skill for success in work and life. Joplin Schools continues to stay at the forefront of providing technology-rich instruction for students and training for teachers.

• 1 to 1 computer ratio for 9th - 12th grade (8th graders to each receive iPads in 2013-2014 school year)
 
• 2 to 1 computer ratio district wide
 
• Wireless and handheld technologies
 
• SMART Board and LCD projectors in every classroom
 
• Laptops and 30 hours of technology training for every teacher
 
• 1 GB backbone fiber optics network
 
• Online student management system - allows parents and students to check grades, attendance, announcements, and more
 
• Comprehensive teacher professional development program for instructional technology that has earned state and national recognition
 
• JET-14 - state-of-the-art student-run television station
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