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Home / Instruction & Assessment / Educational Technology

Technology

not to consume but to create
not to understand but to question
not to turn in but to reach out
not to fill with words but to feel with worlds

For the spark | For the possibles | For the now

Don't forget some important rules to protect students' privacy...

Don't use applications that require students to create their own account. Only use applications that let you create and manage your students' accounts. Use only non-identifiable usernames.

Never enter students' learn68 email addresses to create their accounts.

Never link your Google Classroom with a third party app.

Educational Technology in NLPS

In NLPS, we believe that Ed Tech (applications, extensions, devices, softwares…) should be used in classrooms and in schools to:

  • Enhance educational practices and learning
  • Differentiate for all
  • Allow for teacher innovation
  • Ensure that access is responsive to students’ needs
  • Educate students to become informed and reflective digital citizens.

 

In NLPS, students are welcomed to use their own device under the supervision of a teacher or in a pre-arranged setting.

Approved Applications and Extensions to Enhance Student Learning

We have been working with IT and Communications/Privacy Officer to create a process to approve educational technology for classroom use.  Below you will find a list of approved applications and extensions for classroom use.  Due to sharing of student information while using the tool, you will be required to gain parental/guardian consent prior to using the application or extensions.   

 

This process will be in place until the end of the school year and we will have a more streamlined process for September. We are currently not accepting any requests, but we are working to have few more tools added to the list in the coming weeks.

 

Some apps will be ready to be used as soon as consent is in, while others will require IT to activate the tools for students.  Below you will find a table that lists the tools and which category they fall under.

Approved Apps and Extensions Catalogue

Approved Apps and Extensions for Elementary and Secondary: Parental Consent Required

Click on the Apps or Extensions below for more information on the consent process and other considerations while using them. 

Approved Apps and Extensions for Secondary: Parental Consent Required

Approved Apps and Extension: No Consent Required

Considerations while using Apps and Extensions

  • Remind Students not to include personal information in their work
  • Use alias that are unidentifiable 
  • Student work should not be made public 

Questions about teaching, learning, resources or technology?

Contact the Learning Line

Bookcreator

Book Creator is a simple tool to create ebooks on iPad, Chromebooks and on the web. Users can add text, images, audio and video content on any page. It provides multiple modes of engagement with the content they are creating.

Grades K- 12

Considerations

  • Student books should not be made public  
  • Users should be mindful of the level of personal information shared as part of the content.

Teacher Accounts

  • Teachers need to log in using their microsoft credentials (@sd68.bc.ca)

Student Accounts

  • Login with Learn68 email and class code

Desmos provides flexible and gamified ways to learn mathematics while allowing students multiple ways to show their understanding. Can be used synchronously or asynchronously to let students work at their own pace.

Grades: 4-12

Considerations

  • Desmos should not be used as a stand alone program but be included in a rich math program.

Teacher Accounts

  • Teacher account is needed to share a session code or to assign content to a class

Student Accounts

  • Students accounts are not required
  • Students can create accounts and be assigned to classes 
  • When students have an account they can enter into an activity when ever it is open and teachers can student responses

Flipgrid is a great tool to plan for diversity in a teachers  classroom. It allows teachers to pose questions providing a differentiated approach to students sharing their responses. It gives students a voice and a way to express themself in a rich and authentic way.

Grades K - 12

Considerations

  • DO NOT use complete name of students to create users. 
  • Teachers should remind their students not to share personal information in their video recordings. 
  • Teachers can set so the students can see each other’s work or only the teacher can see the students’ responses. 
  • Accounts should be set using student aliases.

Teacher Accounts

  • Teacher Account is required and should not be linked with google classroom roster.

Student Accounts

  • Account not needed – the teacher will create a user name for student and can use alias instead of names.

Google Jamboard is a google product that can be used for collaboration and interaction between teacher and students and between students. Just like a Google Doc or Slide, it can be attached to a Google Classroom assignment as well as being used during videoconferences.

Grades 3 -12

Considerations

  • Teachers and students should be mindful not to share personal information as part of their work.
  • IT will have to a activate Jamboard for the students that will be using it once consent is given. 

Teacher Accounts

  • Included as part of GSFE but IT will have to activate app for teachers who are going to use it.

Student Accounts

  • Included in GSFE

Minecraft EDU is a sandbox environment where students shape their world using blocks. It is highly engaging, adaptable to any subject area, and supports collaboration, and critical thinking.

Grades 2 - 12

Considerations

  • When using on ChromeBooks IT must install the Minecraft app.  

Teacher Accounts

  • Teacher Account Already created as part of of your Microsoft identity

Student Accounts

  • Student Account is already created 

Nimbus allows users to take screenshots and screen recordings as a means to share and illustrate their thinking.

Grades 3 - 12

Considerations

  • Students should save screenshots to their Google Drive or download video recordings to their device and save them in their Google Drive.
  • They should not open a Nimbus Note account or use the Quick Uploads. 

Teacher Accounts

  • Logging into google is required to access the product

Student Accounts

  • Logging into google is required to access the product

Padlet is an online bulletin board where invited contributors can share, collect, and collaborate by posting text, images, links, documents, and audio or video recordings. It provides multiple modes of engagement and real time collaboration.

Grades 3 - 12

Considerations

  • Teachers should create secret Padlets

Teacher Accounts

  • Teacher Account is required

Student Accounts

  • Student Account is not required as they are just contributors to each Padlet

SketchUp for School is a 3D modelling app that allows for students to create 3D models, drawings and plans. It supports core competencies, the ADST curriculum and cross curricular activities.

Grades 4 - 12

Considerations

  • Consent is required

Teacher Accounts

  • Created through logging in through a google account

Student Accounts

  • Created through logging in through a google account

A tool for collecting and representing data graphically.

Grades 8 - 12

Considerations

  • App is installed through the Chrome Web Store

Teacher Accounts

  • No account required

Student Accounts

  • No account required

Puberty

  • Anatomy of reproductive, hormonal, and excretory systems
    All bodies start with similar anatomy in utero, forming from 8 weeks onward into “sex assigned at birth”: female, male, intersex
  • Breasts and areolas, clitoris>penis, ovaries>testicles, labia>scrotum, urethra, anus, fallopian tubes>vas deferens, ova>sperm, semen/vaginal fluid
  • Including changes in: hair, sweat, body odor, voice, oil production, acne, mood swings, breast dev’t, discharge, erections, wet dreams, menstruation, increased sex drive, masturbation, sex drive
    • Demo items in a hygiene kit
  • Some trans* folks may seek hormonal medical support to transition through puberty in a way that aligns with their gender identity
  • How to do a testicular self-examination
  • Demo use of menstrual products: pads, tampons etc
  • Hygiene: Bathing, managing body odor, oral care, preventing bladder/fungal infections, safe hair removal/management

Resources

Lessons
TeachingSexualHealth.ca
Google Slides PubertyGr 4-8
Google Slides Puberty, Mental Well being Gr 9-12
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