Technology Used for Learning at the CBE

Digital technologies are changing the way we deliver educational programs to our students. We use a variety of technology tools to support personalize each student’s learning. Tech tools include hardware (such as laptops, iPads, iPods) and software (like G Suite for Education, and D2L). Visit the CBE website for more information on some of the CBE-wide digital technologies.​​

  • Brightspace, by Desire2Learn (D2L), is an online environment available to all our staff and students for collaboration, communication, organization and assessment. It is also the virtual classroom for the online programs offered through CBe-learn, the CBE’s online learning school.

  • Iris: a web-based teaching and learning application consisting of student learning plans, learner profiles, resource library and teacher and administrator workspaces.

  • ​Gmail and G Suite for Education: an online space to create documents, presentations and websites wherever internet access is available. It is solely for teacher and student-created work, and not for student records, grades, demographics or other such information.

  • eLibrary: an online catalogue for all CBE school libraries (learning commons) with detailed information on books, DVDs and other resources that are available to borrow and online resources offered by Calgary Public Library and others. It is available to parents/guardians, students and staff.​

  • SchoolMessenger: a mass communication tool that allows schools to easily and securely send email, phone and text messages to parents/guardians. To receive all relevant messages from our school, be sure to subscribe. To change the email address or phone number where you receive your messages, contact our school. If you aren't getting the messages you expect, add our email address to your address book or "safe senders list". 

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  • MyCBE / PowerSchool: this application connects to our student information system, providing parents, students and staff access to academic information and transactions. It allows parents to view their children’s schedule, grades and attendance; see their learning activities using Brightspace by D2L; register for transportation and noon supervision; pay fees and request fee waivers; and book school conferences.

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  • Learning Commons: the concept of the traditional library is changing to include technology, online tools and spaces for collaboration and exploration. 

Technology and Our School

Obviously technology is a big part of world today. This is no different in school, teachers see a great many benefits to having and using a variety of tools and social media avenues. As educators and parents it is our job to help students navigate the complexities of the technological world. It is our job to role model appropriate behaviour, to set limits and stick to our rules regarding the usage. Technology is not a substitute for getting outside and playing with friends, we highly encourage these types of activities in the lives of our students.

Each teacher at DMCS will set their class policy around usage, and at times will allow or ask students to bring in their own devices for projects and assignments. In doing so, we try to educate the students on the great tools that exist for them to use, and to help them find ways to incorporate them into their lives. We also try to ensure they understand the importance of online safety, and that what they post online is there for the world to see, and can be next to impossible to remove. We want our students to demonstrate their learning online, but we do not want them to post their opinions about their friends and classmates. In the adult world we try to solve our problems through discussion and healthy debate. We want our students to be able to talk about what is troubling them, and not post their issues online for everyone to read. We also hope that our parents will come see us or call the school if they have questions or concerns. We want to be proactive and solve problems as they arise, posting inappropriate comments and images online only serve to make things worse. Please help us promote healthy technology usage with your children through conversation and by modelling the type of behavior we expect and need from contributing citizens of our community.

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Our school is wireless! Students, staff and guests can learn how to get connected on the CBE Wireless page.

Technology Tools

  • Learning Commons: the concept of the traditional library is changing to include technology, online tools and spaces for collaboration and exploration. 

Technology and Our School

Obviously technology is a big part of world today. This is no different in school, teachers see a great many benefits to having and using a variety of tools and social media avenues. As educators and parents it is our job to help students navigate the complexities of the technological world. It is our job to role model appropriate behaviour, to set limits and stick to our rules regarding the usage. Technology is not a substitute for getting outside and playing with friends, we highly encourage these types of activities in the lives of our students.

Each teacher at DMCS will set their class policy around usage, and at times will allow or ask students to bring in their own devices for projects and assignments. In doing so, we try to educate the students on the great tools that exist for them to use, and to help them find ways to incorporate them into their lives. We also try to ensure they understand the importance of online safety, and that what they post online is there for the world to see, and can be next to impossible to remove. We want our students to demonstrate their learning online, but we do not want them to post their opinions about their friends and classmates. In the adult world we try to solve our problems through discussion and healthy debate. We want our students to be able to talk about what is troubling them, and not post their issues online for everyone to read. We also hope that our parents will come see us or call the school if they have questions or concerns. We want to be proactive and solve problems as they arise, posting inappropriate comments and images online only serve to make things worse. Please help us promote healthy technology usage with your children through conversation and by modelling the type of behavior we expect and need from contributing citizens of our community.

Get Connected!

Our school is wireless! Students, staff and guests can learn how to get connected on the CBE Wireless page.

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​Bringing Your Own Device to School

Students are welcome to bring their personal electronic devices to school as part of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Personally Owned Devices (POD) framework. Students should understand how a device works and how its use supports their learning. All devices are subject to approval by the school and teacher. Students are responsible for any devices they bring to school. The school is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

There is no requirement for students to bring their own device. Students will have access to devices at the school needed to support their learning.

Students must use their device responsibly. You can look on the CBE website for more information on bringing devices to school.​​

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