Technology News and Policies

Our expectations at Pewamo-Westphalia Schools are to prepare all learners for the technology challenges of the future with 22nd Century Objectives; integrate technology into our curriculum, utilizing real-time data and information by accessing greater and more accurate resources; and to meet all learners where they are and how they learn, with the focus on anytime, any place, any path, any pace ideals.

Our hopeful results are these: deeper relationships with students, increased student motivation and engagement, and increased student achievement.  

Please use this page to locate the policies on our student devices and the digital citizenship content we are providing and teaching to our students to help them prepare to be responsible global citizens.

Technology at PW Schools 

Do you have a broken or damaged Chromebook?  If we are able to be in the school buildings, Middle and High School students should take it to the library media center as soon as it is broken to have it assessed by one of our techs; you will be given another machine to use while yours is being looked at and repaired.

Elementary students (and their parents if applicable) should let the classroom teacher know immediately, so a temporary machine can be assigned and delivered to the building.

If we are engaged in Distance Learning, please follow the directions below for information about how to secure a temporary device.

PDF DocumentDistance Learning Device Replacement Directions

Fill out all of your technology policies online - sign and submit them here! 

Be sure to read all of the directions very carefully, and fill out all of the policies to ensure there is no delay in receiving your student's device.

External LinkTechnology Acceptable Use Policy (one per student, please)

External LinkParent, Student, and District Outline of Device Responsibilities 2020-2021 (one per student, please)

External LinkParent and Student Guidelines for School Devices 2020-2021 (one per student, please)

External LinkStudent Device Insurance Policy 2020-2021 (one per family - please follow directions carefully)

 

MS/HS Digital Citizenship Lessons

Please read this letter for more information about how our digital citizenship expectations changed beginning with the 2018-2019 school year; appropriate use of computers and internet should be monitored by school and home together.  The videos that you are asked to view with your students are linked below, and should take less than 40 minutes total to view.  Classroom teachers will also be embedding appropriate digital citizenship into their lessons.

Videos to View

Video DocumentPerspectives on Chatting Safely Online

Video DocumentDiscussing Digital Drama

Video DocumentStacey's Story: When Rumors Escalate

Video DocumentAlly's Story: Second Thoughts on Sexting

Video DocumentRicardo's Story: Making Fun of Others Online

Video DocumentNicole's Story: Copyrighting Creative Work

Video DocumentHenry's Story: Making Mashups

Video DocumentCopyright and Fair Use Animation

Video DocumentRamon's Story: Being Real Online

Video DocumentHenry's Story: Creating Online Identities

Video DocumentAbbas's Story: Pride in Your Digital Footprint