Learning to use technology

At Dock, students learn how to use technology—but equally important, how to use it responsibly.

Technology

Technology that enhances learning

Dock equips students with leading edge technology to enhance learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. An equally important goal is for students to learn how to use technology responsibly.



Overview

At the start of the 2017-2018 school year, dock provided a new black 32gb wifi iPad pro 9.7 to all 9th grade students, and a 4th or 5th generation, 16gb, wifi-enabled iPad for all new upperclassmen students. Our 1:1 strategy provides equitable access to technology, opportunities for active and engaged learning, practice in responsible use of technology, and preparation for college and career.

We expect to concentrate the curriculum in the areas identified by the national standards for technology:

  • creativity and innovation
  • communication and collaboration
  • research and information fluency
  • critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making
  • These iPads are on loan to the student. In the event a student withdraws or graduates, the iPad must be returned in working order or purchased at fair market value. Students may use their own iPad or iPad mini, provided it is fully functional and 4th generation or better. all students will operate under the same guidelines and expectations for appropriate use.

    Expectations for safe and appropriate use

    All students and parents should complete the attached contract which spells out expectations for appropriate use, for both school-owned and personal iPads.

    Student contract

    The school will be using a mobile device management system for delivery of school-required apps and content. The system will also control and monitor use of the internet and apps for safe and appropriate use.

    Insurance information

    Dock Mennonite Academy is again offering insurance coverage for both school and student-owned iPads for the 2017-2018 school year. Our 1:1 implementation task force continues to discern best practices, apps, policies, management strategies, and other components of the program.

    Please contact Mr. Darwin Zehr for more information.

    Restrictions code and information — email Mr. Zehr or Mr. Wiens.

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