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