More and more, our teachers are using digital resources to deliver curriculum and instruction to better meet the needs of our learners. To facilitate communication and sharing in the classroom, the district issues G-Suite for Education accounts to students in grades K-12. Additionally, students at all grade levels have access to a variety of different devices in their classroom including Chromebooks, Windows laptops, and iPads.
G-Suite for Education offers a set of web-based tools that includes email, calendars, websites and documents designed to improve collaboration and learning. At the elementary, accounts are restricted; they do not have email and can only share documents with teachers and students within tkschools.org. Middle School and High School accounts have fewer restrictions, and students are encouraged to make connections with the world in authentic and responsible ways.
Digital citizenship and Internet safety are part of our instruction at every grade level, but it is important to continue the conversation at home. We encourage you to talk to your student about what they do online, appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, expectations, and healthy practices. Here are a few resources to begin digital citizenship conversations and set guidelines at home:
We’re excited about the opportunities technology brings to a student’s education. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Technology Department, 269-795-5430 or [email protected].