A key component of Evergreen’s focus on personalization is ensuring that our schools, students, and staff have equitable access to technology - including devices, software, and infrastructure - which supports Essentials of Personalized teaching and learning. With greater access to technology also comes the need for educators and parents to work together to help students understand how the digital world works.
All K-2nd students will have 2:1 in-classroom devices, all 3rd-5th students will have 1:1 in-class devices, and all 6th-12th students will have 1:1 take-home devices to use for learning. Devices have been selected for their ability to support students in all aspects of digital resource use, including digital inking.
Cyber Safety & Digital Citizenship
Students need to make good decisions so they can take advantage of the powerful technology that fills their lives both at school and at home. But they must know how the digital world works.
This ensures that everyone is equipped with the latest software and equipment to efficiently provide instruction, collaboration, and support.
Digital learning platforms set the foundation for staff and students to amplify learning with technology. The platforms are designed to be the center of collaboration, personalization, curriculum, instruction, and communication for all EPS staff, students, and parents. Students and teachers use one or more platforms, such as Google Classroom, Hapara, and ItsLearning, based on the teaching and learning need.
What is a digital learning platform?
A digital learning platform is an online, cloud-based, software environment that can be used by educators and students to give everyone involved in a child’s education the information, digital tools, and resources they need to learn together — both inside and outside the classroom.
How will digital learning platforms benefit teachers?
Digital learning platforms are designed to help EPS teachers do more in less time and personalize instruction for students. From planning and delivering course work to assessing and reporting student progress, teachers are pulled in different directions. But what if many of the routine tasks they do every day such as creating, collecting, and grading assignments could be automated? And what if it were easier for them to share resources with colleagues and students and develop multimedia instruction? Digital learning platforms are designed to do all this and more.
How will digital learning platforms benefit students?
In order to succeed in today’s global workforce, students must be able to think critically, make responsible decisions, communicate effectively, and be adaptable and productive. Developing these characteristics requires that students be exposed to technology, resources, and tools they will use in the real world. Digital learning platforms allow students 24-7 access to instructional material, coursework, and digital textbooks from any device and will give them a voice and choice in their learning and in how they demonstrate mastery of a subject. With the platform, students have a safe space for independent learning, options to submit homework and projects, the ability to collaborate and communicate with their classmates, and the ability to reflect on and take ownership of their learning through blogs, discussion boards, and ePortfolios.