As part of Monday’s orientation schedule for the Upper School students attended a technology presentation in the chapel. To begin with students were asked to think about how they use technology in everyday life and what their role is in being a good digital citizen.
Digital citizenship can be defined as:
the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use.
Using this definition and nine more specific elements we discussed the use of technology and the web in terms of respecting yourself and others, how to appropriately communicate with different members of the school community, and how to protect yourself online.
Next, we talked through general points to do with technology on campus including printing, myHebron, Google Apps, wifi and our iPad program. For the latter this included our classrooms expectations, downloading school apps and using their AppleIDs, and the policies and procedures in regards to device damage and loss.
We also went through some of the key apps they will be using in their classes and showed them this video from Apple which gives a really good overview of what we think an iPad classroom should look like.
We finished the session by playing the technology integration showcase 2016 video to show new students all the different technology projects that were completed last year, remind returning students of some of their technology work and get everyone excited about using technology and their iPads in and outside of class.