When it comes to technology, the world around us is changing quickly. At the Delavan-Darien School District, we try to keep up with latest advances by engaging students with new technology on a daily basis.
In 2013-14, nearly all students were provided access to a personal technology device. Most students, from second grade through high school, have a personal Chromebook computer to use, while kindergarten and first grade students will have access to iPad Mini tablet computers. This one-to-one initiative puts more information and more power into the hands of our students than ever before.
Each student has their very own Google email and drive account, with unlimited storage capacity for files and assignments. These accounts give students and teachers the ability to collaborate on a variety of project types. Teachers can also easily make their own classroom websites.
Each of the district’s five school buildings have wireless internet connections and each teacher has a wireless laptop to make learning mobile.
Additionally, the district has a state-of-the-art library catalog, making locating and checking out books and library media more user friendly to students of all ages.
Other state technology grants have allowed for the acquisition of SMART Boards that are in nearly every academic classroom in the district. These interactive boards allow for deeper learning to occur as students can interact with them, teachers can record lessons and lessons can be used for multiple classes without having to “erase the board” and start over.
The district also uses many web-based resources and programs to teach students. Find links to various web pages used in our classrooms on our student resources pages.