Technology & Learning
Technology is a powerful and important tool that we harness to enhance teaching and learning in our classroom, not replace it. With technology-enhanced curriculum, our students are building essential skills that will enable them to thrive in today’s digital world.
Technology in the Classrooms
Technology plays a valuable role in today's classrooms as it supports students in developing and utilizing important skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, and communication. In a 1:1 learning environment, where each student has access to their own device, students are able to take ownership of their learning and actively engage with the material in a way that is personalized to their needs. Educators balance technology use by integrating it into their curriculum in a meaningful and purposeful way to ensure that it enhances learning.
This approach aligns with our Graduate Profile that emphasizes the importance of developing responsible solutions through an open and curious mindset, thinking critically to define problems, building connections with others, advocating for oneself, and participating in the community. By providing students with access to technology alongside instruction on appropriate use, we are empowering them to become active learners who can apply their knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on the world.
Programs Utilized in the Classroom
The educational value of technology integration in the curriculum is substantial. Our students utilize a variety of technology tools to enhance their learning experience. These tools include Chromebooks, tablets, and interactive displays, as well as access to online educational resources and our learning management system, Canvas. We believe that the benefits of student access to the Internet in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration exceed any disadvantages. Our applications and tools allow students to demonstrate their learning in a variety of formats, such as multimedia presentations, interactive activities, and online collaboration. Ultimately the use of tools, such as Kami, PearDeck, and Sora, in our learning environments enhance student access and opportunities by providing a dynamic and interactive experience that can engage students, personalize learning, and foster collaboration, critical thinking, and digital literacy skills.
Students in our district focus on digital citizenship, a set of skills for thinking critically, behaving safely, and participating responsibly in the digital world.
Infinite Campus vs. Canvas
Infinite Campus is a student information system (SIS). It's where student transcripts, demographics, class schedules, report cards, and current overall course grades are housed.
Canvas is a Learning Management System (LMS) that is better suited for giving parents access to assignment details (due dates, requirements, descriptions, etc.), course resources, and student submissions.