"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6
Navigating the world of technology WITH our students!
Welcome to the CLS technology web page. We plan to use this space to provide Christ Lutheran parents and students with resources that may help them with school related issues in the area of technology.
We have long held that an important area of our students’ education is training them to efficiently and safely use computing devices and the Internet. In the Fall of 2012, CLS introduced a program to give each student access to a portable computer. The state of education today has reached the point where it is no longer sufficient to send students to a computer lab once or twice per week. We want to make the vast amount of information on the Internet available to our students throughout the school day.
Each student in grades three through eight is required to purchase their own chromebook laptop computer. Our teachers incorporate this technology extensive into their daily curriculum. Children in Kindergarten through Second Grade have daily opportunities to use the school's iPad tablets to support their skills.
Click on the "Chromebook Information" link in the menu on the right of this page. You will find additional information about the program, our goals, the computing devices, where to purchase one and how to prepare it for school.
Christ Lutheran School has been designated a Certified School by Common Sense Media
, an organization dedicated to help families and schools train students to make good decisions and protect themselves when using technology. Christ Lutheran teachers are using this great website to help them teach students to be good digital citizens and to stay safe online. As a parent, you will also find terrific resources on this site to help you discuss these important issues at home with your children. Click on the banner below, "
Common Sense Digital Citizenship
" for additional information.
Note: You need Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view many of the files linked below. If you do not have this free software, visit the Adobe Web Site and download it.
Keeping your child safe online
Most of the following material is provided by ConnectSafely.org
Third Grade Chromebook Information
Parents of third grade students can access the list of allowed websites for their chromebooks by clicking on the link, "Chromebook Information", in the menu on the right of this page. You will also find additional instructions for setting up and managing Google's Parental Control feature.
Please address your questions or comments directly to your child's teacher or to the Director of Technology, Peter Bouffard at Mr.Bouffard@christcm.org