Technology

Technology in Education

Technology in education is nothing new. It’s been around for decades in various forms. Beginning in the 1980s we saw computer labs begin to form in schools as a way to introduce students to the idea of technology to students.

This was the time that technology really began to take off. Schools offered computer courses and even programming for the younger grades in BASIC and LOGO (remember the triangular “turtle” that would make shapes on the screen?) It was during this timeframe that famous computers like the Apple IIe, and the Commodore 64 began to take off and computers started to take root in people’s homes.

Starting in 2004, students in 7th and 8th grade, and many high school students, have been handed a laptop in a one-to-one program known as MLTI in an effort to familiarize students with emerging technology, make use of technology as an educational tool to enhance the learning process, and to make the lives of teachers easier. 

Now every student in MSAD 75 from grade 5 to grade 12 has a laptop assigned to them in an effort to instill a respect for technology and as a tool for use in education. No longer do we spend time on how a computer works, or how to use one (most students have a very good idea as to how a computer works by the time they arrive at school now). Instead, technology is used as a way to help students prepare for the world outside of the hallowed educational halls.

One of the most important pieces of education around technology is helping students to become good digital citizens. This is done by talking about topics such as cyber bullying and harassment, copyright law, and more.

It is the responsibility of the students, teachers, and administrators to properly care for their laptops to ensure they are returned in “like new condition.” Damage that is incurred must be repaired as soon as possible. Students may take part in a Laptop Coverage Program that covers MOST damage to laptops for a $50 deductible. A notable exception to the laptop coverage is any damage that is caused intentionally (punching or throwing the laptop) or any damage caused by a liquid spill. In these scenarios, the full cost of the repair and/or replacement is the responsibility of the student.


You can learn more by visiting the links below:

 Technology Support

 Technology Integration

 Digital Citizenship

MLTI 

Contacts

Middle School Technology Support Leader Micah Brown
Phone: 729-2950 ext. 2647
Email:     brownmi@link75.org

Library Media Specialist
Karen Silverman
Phone: 207-729-2950 x2630
Email:     silvermank@link75.org
 
6-12 Technology Integrator
Ryan Palmer
Phone:     729-2950 ext. 2646
Email:     palmerr@link75.org
Address:     http://bit.ly/2jjTeWk
 
Learning Commons Ed Tech
Joyce Rogers  
Phone:     729-2950 ext. 2630
Email:     rogersj@link75.org

Learning Commons Ed Tech
Candice Wright
Phone:     729-2950 ext. 2645
Email:     wrightc@link75.org
 

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