Educational Technology & CHAD (Consider Having A Device) at Cresthill
Planning for today and tomorrow
An important consideration.
In short, they're 1.) inexpensive, 2.) aligned with many of the learning tools that our students already employ (e.g., Google Classroom), 3.) are supported by the district (with purchasing and warranty options), and 4.) have been part of the overall learning culture of our building long enough to build a solid "comfort level" for student and staff usage.
Student Google Accounts
Powerful online learning and teaching.
Students and staff in Douglas County are frequent users of the tools afforded in the Google Suite. If you haven't already, have your student give you a tour of some of the work they are already doing (working on, collaborating on, and saving and sharing) in their district Google Apps account. Ask him or her to sign in here and give it a whirl.
How is this Different?
Than a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Initiative?
Consider this to be an invitation -- rather than an initiative. In looking ahead, we recognize that the best way for us, as a building, to "shore up" the foreseeable technology needs is to invite families to consider purchasing a device for now and for the future. Students are already bringing to Cresthill their own learning devices (e.g., Chromebooks). We would like to extend the invitation for others to do so as well.
The District and The Chromebook
Because we have become so well-versed as a learning community in the Chrome "realm" -- and because these versatile devices are so cost-effective -- we encourage you to consider a Chrome device. Consider the support and warranty aspects as well!
GovConnection Jason Krage
Phone: 800.800.0019 x75528
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the high-flyer questions . . .
Digital Citizenship & the 21st Century Learner
A few thoughts . . .
College and workforce readiness requires that students use 21st Century skills and tools. Almost one in four college students will take an online course, and technology is embedded throughout the workday of many careers.
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