Wireless networks in CBE schools allow students to use CBE desktops, laptops, and devices to engage in learning. A second CBE network allows students to bring in personal devices, such as laptops, iPads, iPods, etc. to access the internet, student email or printers for school purposes. A third network allows guests such as visiting speakers and experts to log on to our network.
The use of technology is an integral part of learning at all CBE schools, as required by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Program of Studies.
Students are encouraged to use technology to:
- Access, critically assess, and communicate information and understanding
- Seek alternative viewpoints
- Collaborate during inquiry
- Demonstrate understandings
- Interact with others
In our school students will be using CBE desktops, laptops, iPads, or Smartboards to support the learning outcomes listed above. A Digital Citizenship Plan, Acceptable Use Policy, and teacher training are in place to help students learn to use technology in an ethical manner to support their learning.
With permission from parents, students will be allowed to bring in devices from home to be used to support their class work. Teachers will advise students how to secure these devices once they are at school, however the school cannot take responsibility for their loss or damage. Students who bring electronic devices to school are reminded that they are to be put away unless they are being used to support classroom work. Specifically, students should not be using 3G phones or devices during recess or lunchtime, unless it is approved by teachers and in support of what we are learning about at school.
Students and will be learning about how digital citizenship means using technology in an ethical way within a learning environment. For more information, see the presentation (under Resources on this page) outlining digital citizenship. As part of this digital citizenship plan, students will be expected to:
- Respect Self/Respect Others
- Educate Self/Connect with Others
- Protect Self/Protect Others
Our staff are learning about new and exciting potentials that technology integration within the learning process can bring. Through professional learning opportunities we will continue to explore ways to enhance your child’s educational experience.
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The CBE has wireless network access for students who want to bring their own laptop, iPad, or other personal device to school. It is important for students to know that these devices are to be used for educational reasons only, operated in an ethical manner, and with the approval of their teacher.
Note: the school cannot be held responsible for electronic devices that are lost, stolen, or damaged. Please discuss the use of such devices with your child’s teacher before sending them to school.