To prepare students for the unprecedented opportunities that await citizens of the 21st century, MESD recognizes that a thorough understanding of technology is essential for extraordinary learning opportunities. Educational technology, thoughtfully and appropriately applied, will enhance not only the learner-centered experiences of all students, but also the professional growth of MESD’s faculty and staff. A Technology Rich environment can transform student learning experiences through the use of technology tools and resources that increase opportunities for students to think critically, work collaboratively, and function in today’s society.
- Through the 21st Century Grant, the districts four schools are in the partial implementation stage of a one-to-3 mobile device program in which Chromebooks will be distributed to students and teachers in the before and after school program.
- In July of 2016, MESD received and configured 4 Chromebook carts complete with 30 Chromebooks per cart to began a pre-implementation of the one mobile cart per school to be used starting with the 7th and 8th grade classrooms.
- Networking infrastructure has been updated and increased at each of the elementary school campuses as well as the Ed Center.
- All faculty and students have a MESD G Suite for Education (formerly call Google Apps for Education) domain account.
The mobile devices, along with the school computer labs, will allow teachers to design learning experiences using e-textbooks with embedded links, video, 3D graphics, collaborative publishing, and instant access to reference information.Resources for Parents