Instructional Use

As technology continues to become a more seamless and integrated tool within our classrooms, CCPS teachers must possess the skills and behaviors of digital age professionals.  This site has been designed to help teachers become aware of the technology resources and tools that are available to them within Carroll County Public Schools and the best practices for their instructional use in the classroom.

 

It is imperative that CCPS educators serve as role models for our 21st century learners by promoting digital citizenship and ethical use of information.  As an employee of CCPS, teachers are not permitted to enter into “click-accept” agreements on behalf of their students or for student use without prior approval.  This site provides a growing list of instructional technology resources that have been approved for classroom use within CCPS.  Please take time to visit the various resources, understand the guidelines for use, and ensure that you are working within the approved parameters.  If you are interested in exploring an online tool that requires user accounts, “click accept” to terms of use, allows for students accounts, and/or provides means for online collaboration or upload of student work, please enter your request into the Technology Request Center (available via the Intranet) to have it reviewed.

Throughout this site, you will see references to the ISTE NETS Standards for administrators, teachers, and students.  These standards are linked here for your quick reference:

NETS-A+Standards – Administrator Standards

NETS-T+Standards – Teacher Standards

NETS-S+Standards – Student Standards

1. Creativity and InnovationStudents demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

2. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

3. Research and Information FluencyStudents apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision MakingStudents use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

5. Digital Citizenship – Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

6. Technology Operations and ConceptsStudents demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.