Students want to take the technology they use every day and make it a normal part of their classroom experience. If we reflect this in their learning, we will increase engagement which leads to improved student success. More: Vision for 21st Century Teaching & Learning.
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The implementation of technology in the classrooms, will bring the need to learn how to be good digital citizens.
Students are going to live and work in a world where people use personal electronic devices regularly. They need to learn to use technology safely, effectively, ethically and respectfully. We want our students to be well-prepared to be successful in an evolving society. Fundamental to such success is the ability to use technology responsibly to gather, evaluate, construct and share knowledge in a 21st century world. It is imperative that we support our students as 21st century learners, as well as digital citizens.
We embrace the responsible use of personal devices, in keeping with school codes of conduct and the Peel District School Board's Digital Citizenship Policy #78. The Code of Conduct (excerpt) and academic integrity apply to the use of technology whether students access information from school or home.
The Digital Citizenship Policy supports the principles and expectations of the board’s Safe Schools Policy #48 and the board’s character attributes—caring, respect, cooperation, honesty, responsibility, inclusion—to create positive climates for learning and working, and school Codes of Conduct.