Student achievement is measured statewide, and school districts are held accountable for the success of its students. Technology is recognized as a viable tool in assisting students to reach new levels of understanding and in expanding methods of communicating with others around the world.The D.C. Everest District looks for ways to leverage resources that impact teaching and learning. All new initiatives are based on relevant research-based practices.
Technology Mission Statement: The goal of the information technology department is to provide resources and services to support the D.C. Everest School District’s goals and objectives and offer educational opportunities fostering the development of lifelong learners.
Our vision for technology is to provide opportunities for all students to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for productive participation in an evolving, technological society.
Technology is recognized as a valuable tool for students to reach greater levels of understanding and expand methods of communicating with others around the world.
Student Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Policy (Board Policy 7540.03)
Student Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Form (Board Policy 7540.03)
Student Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Agreement (Board Policy 7540.03F1)
One-to-One Learning at DCE Today's students need a learning environment where they are able to think critically, connect and collaborate with others, and create relevant, high quality content. They have grown up in a digital world and many are already fluent users of mobile devices. As digital natives, they prefer to access information quickly from multiple sources through interactive, exploratory, and inquiry-based learning. Our commitment to the One-to-One Learning Program at D.C. Everest School District will focus on meeting the needs of all our students in a personalized, engaging, and mobile learning environment.
The D.C. Everest Area School District launched the One-to-One Learning Program during the 2014-15 school year by providing iPads and professional learning for teachers and administrators to prepare them for a transformation of instructional practices to reflect a more student-centered, digital learning environment. The District also has a wireless infrastructure that supports this expanded learning environment. As of August 2015, all K-12 students have iPads to use throughout the school year to enhance their educational experience. Skills acquired through a change in instructional practices and engaged learning will allow students to expand their critical thinking and better prepare them for college and career readiness.
Teachers and Administrators have Digital Citizenship lessons with all students. In conjunction with this, it is always a good time for a family discussion to remind children on the importance of being a responsible digital citizen.
Here is a checklist, taken from the Department Public Instruction (DPI) website:
Are you using the Internet and Apps safely and responsibly? Use the following checklist to be sure you are:
- I do not do anything that hurts others or is illegal.
- I do not give out any personal information such as phone number, email, address without my parents’ permission.
- I never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents.
- I don't respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. Instead, I tell my parent or teacher.
- I always talk with my parents before posting pictures of myself or my family online to be sure it is appropriate.
- I only share my passwords with my parents and NO ONE else.
- I always check with my parents before downloading or installing anything on your computer or mobile device so we protect our privacy.
- I never open an email or message from a stranger as it may contain inappropriate content or a virus that could harm your computer or mobile device.
Gaggle for 4th-12th Grade
Gaggle provides safe, online learning solutions. D.C. Everest uses Gaggle to ensure the safety and well-being of students and schools, so our teachers can focus on education. Gaggle offers insights and analytics on violations and incidents when students use school-provided communication and collaboration tools such as email, Google Drive, and OneDrive.
Content Keeper Filtering for All Students
Content Keeper filters internet traffic in order to block inappropriate web content on school devices — both on and off campus.