• Technology in our Elementary Schools

    Our curriculum on every level has been enhanced with the use of technology (ex. ST Math, Khan Academy, Journeys).  Students begin using technology in Kindergarten and continue to advance their skills each year.  Every student has access to computers with desktops, iPads, and/or laptops in the classroom, laptops in mobile carts, computer labs and libraries.  More subject specific software is made available each year to help fully engage our students in the learning process. 
    Here are some key facts about technology use and integration at the Elementary Level: 

    • Every classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard (also known as Smartboards) and/or projector
    • Each classroom also has an AppleTV to connect our iPads
    • Every teacher has a desktop and district provided iPad for instructional use
    • K-2 classrooms each have 5 iPads for group, station, and center learning throughout the day
    • Students in grades 1-5 have a Digital Literacy class that promotes digital citizenship and authentic uses of technology 
    Internet use has dramatically increased as a teaching tool and our district network is being enhanced to handle this increased demand.  Teachers are constantly learning new ways to incorporate technology in the classroom. With the use of network and Google accounts, our students are able to log in anywhere and save files to Google Drive.  When necessary a project begun in the computer lab can be finished in the classroom, or at home.

    National Education Technology Standards - For Students 
     
    ISTE Standards NETS  
     

    Technology With A Purpose

    Web 2.0 and cloud computing tools like Canvas and Google Apps are fantastic tools for learning and building the 21st Century digital skills employers will value. We maintain the following expectations for all Canvas and Google Apps users:

    • Educational Purpose - research and collaboration, designing products and media related to educational goals.

    • Respect and protect the privacy of others. – use your own account, do not impersonate others, do not subvert the work of others.

    • Respect and protect the intellectual property of others.  –do not infringe copyrights or plagiarize.

    • Respect and practice the principles of community.

    • Communicate only in ways that are kind and respectful.

    • Report threatening or discomforting materials to a teacher.

    • Do not intentionally access, transmit, copy, or create material that violates the school's code of conduct (such as messages that are pornographic, threatening, rude, discriminatory, or meant to harass).

    • Do not intentionally access, transmit, copy, or create material that is illegal (such as obscenity, stolen materials, or illegal copies of copyrighted works).

    Your child’s Google Apps for Education account falls under the CSD Acceptable Use Policy which governs appropriate use of school computers, accounts, networks, and systems. Google Apps for Education has provisions within its terms of service and privacy agreement (www.google.com/edu/trust/), that are not found in the basic personal use Google account terms.  This is to help ensure the confidentiality of student information and compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
     
    While Google Apps for Education accounts are accessible from home, CSD Google Apps for Education accounts are for academic use only. CSD administrators are able to access  CSD Google Apps accounts when needed, and have the right to monitor account usage and deny access.  If you have any questions please contact A.J. Juliani, Director of Technology and Innovation at juliaj@centennialsd.org.