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Literacy with Information, and Communication Technology

July 14, 2022

This computer program integrates technology into the everyday life of the school as well as introduces staff and students to innovative technologies. The computer program strives to increase the Information and Communication Technology (LwICT) literacy of  students and staff so that they are better able to  acquire, evaluate, organize, synthesize, create and communicate information.

The information age and technology are bringing student-learning activity to the Internet for more educational purposes. At times, students will be directed to specific sites; other times, they will find things by using a search engine. The World Book Encyclopedia online is the ongoing reference site  available at school and at home with user ID and Password. Citation and reference of Internet resources is required in the projects and presentations.

Parents/guardians are required to complete the “Application for the Use of the Online Information Resources in Winnipeg School Division”, which is part of the registration package. Jr./Sr. high students also require the "Technology Appropriate Use Policy Sargent Park School" be completed and signed by their parent/guardian in order to use student owned devices in the classroom. Teachers follow safe Internet practices that promote Internet safety online and in the WSD web messaging. The students are educated in following safe Internet practices at home when using the Internet for schoolwork and for pleasure. Cyber tips and Safe Kids are some of the online resources available to assist users in safe practices and good ‘etiquette’ online. Safe Internet practices are published through the Sargent Park newsletter and web page. Unsafe practices will result in a termination of the user’s access to computer resources.

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