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9600 Eagle Drive | Mont Belvieu, TX 77523 (Physical)
P.O. Box 1108 | Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Mailing)
(281) 576-2221 phone | (281) 576-3416 fax


About Technology

Barbers Hill ISD Technology Department is committed to a new digital learning environment that embraces the 21st Century learning standards, assessment and accountability to positively encourage learning and teaching for all students and teachers at BHISD.  We strive to ensure that all students, teachers, parents, and administrators have online access to relevant educational resources from anywhere and at any time.

Technology Staff Directory

 

Responsible Use Guidelines

Laptop Program

The Barbers Hll ISD laptop initiative program began in the 2004-2005 school year. This program brought one-to-one computing to both the middle and high school campuses in 3 short years. The  program was later extended to the intermediate campus for the 6th grade students. Every student grades 6-12 has access to a laptop computer that he or she may use for school-related assignments and projects.

Why the expense and trouble to bring computing to a one-to-one level? Students learn differently today than a few years ago. Today's students live in a digital world; basic concepts presented with video and other digital content are more easily learned; the vast resources available digitially enrich the traditonal lessons in unlimited ways; and computer based versions of common textbooks, network communications, and interactive websites have created a rich learning environment geared toward the unique learning styles of today's students.

Barbers Hill's commitment to our students in the area of technology and learning opportunities will continue to move forward with student success as our number one goal.

Laptop Handbook - High School / Middle School

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Network

The Barbers Hill ISD network consists of a network operations center located near Barbers Hill Middle School.  This operations center connects to all campus buildings and district facilities directly through underground fiber optic cabling.  Each individual location has an established main distribution point and intermediate distribution points located in the facilities as needed.  All MDFs and IDFs are also connected via fiber optics cabling for both speed and efficiency.  Since all locations are directly connected to the NOC, the district has been able to develop a large LAN (local area network approach) using a star configuration arrangement for data distribution. 

Barbers Hill ISD is primarily a Cisco shop, and we use a series of both stackable switches and chassis-built switches.  Speed from MDF to IDF is 1gigabyte.  The speed to the desktop is 100 megabytes.  From the network operations center to the facilities we maintain a 10 gigabyte backbone.  In addition to the distribution framework of the network, the district also maintains an incoming Internet feed of 50 megabytes.  Internally, all connections to the desktop are via Ethernet cabling (Cat 5e or 6).

Help Desk

The Barbers Hill Help Desk provides support for Desktop Computers, Projectors, Laptops, Document Cameras, Printers, Software/Applications, Copiers, Skyward, Fax Machines, IP Phones, and Instructional Technology concerns.

Help Desk Site

Instructional Technology

MISSION

The mission of Barbers Hill Instructional Technology is to provide a 21st century learning environment that fosters innovation and creativity through the use of technology enhanced curriculum. Administrators, teachers, and staff will be provided with high-quality professional development that incorporates engaging technologies and pedagogical support in collaborative, inquiry-based learning environments. This 21st century approach will promote student success, inspire a passion for and encourage life-long learning.

GOAL

The goal of technology-related professional development is to empower administrators, teachers, and staff to infuse technology into curriculum/instruction and administrative/management functions. To reinforce learning and sustain their continuous improvement, staff members will be provided ongoing assistance and access to site-based technology support. This on-going support may include e-mail communications, online tutorials, discussion groups, and access to online research and materials.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Provide professional development for all personnel that will promote forward thinking and innovation through the use of technology.
  2. Provide teachers and administration the digital tools and resources to engage students in meaningful curricular.
  3. Promote and Model 21st century learning and teaching.
  4. All instructional staff will implement the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers.
  5. The Technology Department will develop and implement a staff recognition program.
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