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Technology survey reviewed

The committee’s first discussion centered around the parent and teacher use of Infinite Campus in the elementary schools.  Infinite Campus is a communication tool where parents, teacher and students can track progress, attendance and other issues concerning a child’s education in the district.  There has been some hesitancy with elementary teachers adopting this tool.  The principal representative group NCASE will work on developing a plan to have Infinite Campus implemented so parents can take advantage of the information.  Additional advantages include a communication system where the schools can contact parents using Infinite Campus.

The committee then discussed the second Technology Survey and its results and implications.  The data was very similar to the initial survey.  The survey identified a need for a more streamlined process to purchase apps for iPads and the need for additional professional development on the use of devices and integration of the tools into student learning.

The results of the survey will be made available to staff and presented to the Board of Trustees.  Also, the schools will receive their building level results so they can address the issues into their Tech Plan.

Pieces of Tech Plan packet or resources to help schools develop their Tech Plan were discussed and agreed upon by the committee. Small groups will work to refine the packet and make sure it is valuable and relevant for buildings. The packets will be given to principals in February with the Tech Plans due from buildings to the District on April 30th.

The Tech Committee’s next meeting is February 6 from 4-6.

 

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