Each JMS classroom has one networked computer used for staff tasks including communication, attendance, grading, research, lesson preparation and presentations.
Video projectors and audio speakers connected to computers and DVD players are used in classrooms to demonstrate software applications or to present multimedia lessons.
JMS classrooms contain a designated student access computer. Having student computers widely available provide students with valuable research resources and workstations. Mobil carts of 30 laptops are brought into classrooms giving individual students hands on technology assisted learning experiences.
JMS is a large campus with many black & white printers and a few color printers. Both staff and students have password protected server folders, along with shared folders and drop folders for students to turn in work as computer files to their teachers. Staff and students are encouraged to save to server folders and only print as needed. This saves on printing and paper costs.
There are seven JMS student labs containing 35 computers. Staff reserves lab times for students to do research, create projects, enhance skills, diagnose and test progress. Staff supervised computer labs are available for before and after school student use. (click the ASK lab link for more info)
JMS administration, staff, and student computers are nearly all Apple Macintosh machines running the latest or most appropriate Operating System (OS X).
Student access classroom, lab and laptop computer software includes 2004 Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Audacity, Inspiration, Dictionary, Calculator, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iWorks08 (Keynote, Pages, Numbers), Adobe Reader, Preview, Safari, Firefox (internet browsers), access to Holt Math, ILA, Social Studies resources, McDougal Science resources, World Language resources and more.