Welcome to Marian High School's Technology Department!
Director of Technology: Mrs. Byra Warner
PowerSchool is our web-based student information system that supports all our diocesan schools. http://www.marianhs.org/Content2/560
PowerSchool provides an on-line environment to view students' attendance, grades, and more. The PowerSchool Mobile app for students and parents is available for download and is compatible (at this writing) with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, and Android devices.
Blackboard Connect is a mass communication system used to alert parents, teachers, and staff. This system uses the computer and telephone to send voice mail, telephone calls, and eMail up to six telephone numbers per student. We are successfully using Blackboard Connect for daily attendance if a parent forgets to call in his/her student's absence, as well as for negative cafeteria balances. It is also used for informational items including school closings due to inclement weather.
Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement.
TurnItIn - Teachers help to ensure originality of students' work by using www.Turnitin.com. Students and teachers submit research papers on line, and www.Turnitin.com scans its vast database searching for unoriginal work. Teachers then receive a report on each student's work. Turnitin.com has proven to be a powerful deterrent in stopping plagiarism. "Turnitin.com prevents and detects plagiarism by comparing submitted papers to billions of pages of content located on the Internet and their proprietary databases. The results of their comparisons are compiled..." Marian began using this service in 2002.
Web Site - Marian's official web site is www.marianhs.org. It is a content management system powered by SchoolPointe. Graphics and information published on this web site are the property of Marian High School and shall not be reprinted without express written permission from Marian High School. To request permission, please eMail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you experience problems with the web site, please contact our WebMaster.
PowerSchool - student information system
Policy and Standards
Social Media Policy
Open Source or Free:
Audacity - cross-platform sound editor
CK12 - Learning Suite
Freemind - Mind-mapping
Gimp - graphic editing
Google Chrome - web browser
Inkscape (vector graphics editor)
Khan Academy - video lessons
LibreOffice - office suite
Mozilla Firefox - web browser
Adobe Reader - PDF Reader
CutePDF Writer - PDF Creator
Prezi - web based presentation tool