TechnologieDecember 7, 2021
Students at all grade levels have access to learning tablets (iPads and Chromebooks). This year, we welcome Madame Hellmuth as our Innovation and Technology teacher. She will be collaborating and teaching learning technologies with teachers and students.
All students will also be able to use the computer lab with the classroom teacher.
The computer lab at École Sacré-Coeur School contains 30 workstations networked to a server, a laser printer, an inkjet printer, and a scanner. The lab is connected to the internet through the Winnipeg School Division's firewall.
The workstations in the lab are loaded with a variety of educational software geared to children in grades K to 8. There are applications for different areas of the curriculum such as Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. We also have applications that can be used for multimedia presentations and for making projects ready to go on our website. In addition, many of the classrooms have computers loaded with much the same software as the lab. This allows for students to continue their work in the classroom. The Kindergarten/Nursery classes have computers with software specific for their age level as well.
All classrooms at École Sacré-Coeur School are equipped with document readers and a projector. Some of our rooms also use Smart boards to enhance their lessons. In addition, teachers are able to use pods of cameras and/or video recorders to add to the students' learning experience. We have recently added a pod of six iPads to encourage students to develop their creativity while they are learning in the content areas.
One aspect of our computer program will focus on Digital Citizenship which helps teachers, students, and parents to understand what everybody should know about using technology appropriately. Because we all use technology, we need to prepare ourselves for a technological society. Too often, we see students and adults misuse and abuse technology.
Digital citizenship tries to answer the question;
What is considered appropriate technology usage?
Digital citizenship is having the knowledge, skills, and correct attitude to demonstrate responsible and appropriate behaviour when using technology or participating in digital environments. This usually includes email etiquette, protecting your private information, staying safe while online, and knowing how to deal with online bullying. Digital citizenship potentially begins when a person signs up for an email address.
Digital citizenship is about building safe spaces and communities. It’s about teachers, students, and parents understanding how to manage their personal information and using your online presence to help shape and grow a digital world while being safe and responsible.