Philosophy for the Use of Technology
We believe that technology is a tool for communication, for problem solving, and for academic achievement. Technology does not end with itself, but is used by students, parents, staff, and the entire school community to access information in the school, the community, and the world. Technology tools are used by students to learn grade level and course content based on St. John’s Lutheran School’s adopted curriculum standards.
As in the real world, students use technology to work on challenging, real-life topics, to present their conclusions to important questions, and to defend and clarify their thinking. All technology tools are used in support of the vision of St. John’s Lutheran Church to minister to real people in a real way.
Flexible Technology for our Middle School Students - BYOD
In 2008, St. John’s Middle School began its “One to One” laptop program. “One to One” means one computer for every student to use both at school and at home. For the past four years, all parents of students entering 6th grade at St. John’s have been required to buy a computer, software, warranty and insurance from the school.
We understand that the world of
the present and the future will require our students to be highly comfortable
and competent with using many different types of hardware and software resources
in order to work, play and live. In order to assist in preparing our students
for a world full of different and ever changing technology, we realize that
providing the exact same device for each student may not be the best solution.
In the Fall of 2012, our current “One to One” program was replaced by a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) program. In this program, St. John’s provides a list of basic technology requirements and parents have the freedom to provide a device that meets those requirements and the individual needs of their child.
All incoming 6th Grade students and students new to the BYOD program will be required to attend a 90-minute Parent/Student Orientation prior to the start of school in August. This orientation will cover:
- St. John's Online Behavior Agreement
- Acceptable Device Use Policies and Expectations
- Parent Responsibilities
- How to connect and log on to St. John's Wireless Network
- Usernames & Passwords for...
St. John's Goggle Classroom (classroom.google.com)
Discovery Education (discoveryeducation.com)
Middle School Laptop Procedures
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Standards for K-12
Profiles for Grades K-2
Profiles for Grades 3-5
Profiles for Grades 6-8