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Instructional Technology

Technology Vision Statement

 

Lovejoy ISD will provide a technologically integrated curriculum to enable all district students to develop the intellectual, reasoning, and problem-solving skills to become leaders in the world community.

 

Lovejoy ISD  Believes

 

  • the use of technology increases student engagement and motivation, self-esteem, and other effective measures,  
  • the appropriate use of technology should meet the diverse needs of all students, K-12,  
  • the "effectiveness" of educational technology depends on the schools' goals, available technology will continue to develop and evolve; therefore school leaders should be proactive in their planning for the integration of appropriate future technologies,  
  • sufficient technological resources and training should be provided for administrators and staff and should assist in maximizing their effectiveness and efficiency,  
  • technology can help students build basic skills,  
  • the use of technology should be integrated with the current curriculum, child-centered instructional strategies, and physical facilities in order to extend the learning environment,  
  • technology can help students improve cognitive and metacognitive processes, every student should have opportunities to become competent in the use and knowledge of technology in order to prepare for personal and work experience, 
  • skills and knowledge developed by working with technology can transfer to other domains, including career education,  
  • the use of technology should promote the lifelong learning of students and should complement the partnership of school, community, business, and global resources, and technology can help teachers reach traditionally underserved students
 
 

CHILD INTERNET PROTECTION ACT (CIPA)

Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Lovejoy Independent School District’s schools are required by CIPA to have technology measures and policies in place which protect students from harmful materials including obscene and pornographic. This means that student Internet access is filtered. To the extent possible, web sites containing harmful or inappropriate images will be blocked.-- CIPA

 

CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits their ability to collect personal information from children under 13. By default, Google advertising is turned off for Apps for Education users. No personal student information is collected for commercial purposes. -- COPPA
 
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