The changing landscape of the world’s information to digital form requires our students to have a different set of skills than what was required in the past. Future graduates must be equipped with current age skills of problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and information technology literacy. Our rigorous International Baccalaureate curriculum is a great framework for achieving these skills. This framework, together with access to digital devices, will give students the tools required to quickly find, synthesize and communicate information. These tools will allow for greater collaboration not only within their school, but the global community at large.
South St. Paul Public Schools’ goal is to help students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to responsibly navigate our changing world. In an effort to achieve these goals, South St. Paul Secondary has a 1:1 (student to computing device) program for the students using various district devices.
The goals of the Student Device Program are to:
• Enhance and accelerate learning
• Leverage technology for individualizing instruction
• Promote collaboration and increase student engagement
• Strengthen the current age skills necessary for future success.
• Provide digital tools for completion of assignments and projects
This program will increase access to digital curriculum. It will supplement or replace some traditional print textbooks and classroom equipment, such as graphing calculators. Using devices will give student access to anywhere, anytime learning–in classrooms, at Internet cafés, and at home.
Some programs and applications (apps) will be provided by the District for academic use and are the property of South St. Paul Public Schools and must not be removed.
Google Applications may be added by the students as needed, but must be appropriate for school. Apps that are a distraction to the classroom environment will be removed.