Tuesday, 4 September 2018

All Saints Blog Week of September 4th, 2018

Purchasing Options for Student Technology
As we continue the implementation of Deep Learning across the Board, and increasingly seek out opportunities to leverage digital to support learning, access to enough devices in each classroom is sometimes an issue. Our Board has been investing in technology for many years and will continue to do so, but the demand is rapidly increasing as students are starting to do more and more of their schoolwork online using the collaborative tools available.

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a strategy that has been successfully implemented in many of our schools to help support student access to technology. Many families are seeking advice as they consider purchasing a device for their child to use both at home and at school over the next few years. As a result, we have been working with Staples Canada to provide OCSB families with access to an online portal  where they can find information and pricing on a few models of Chromebooks that have been specifically recommended by our Learning Technologies Department.  These recommended devices are the same durable machines we are using in classrooms, with full keyboards, cameras and touchscreens that also flip over to act as a tablet and were not previously available from Staples.

Please see the parent letter outlining the program here.

All Saints Community Expectations
As part of our orientation activities over the first few days of school, we meet with individual grades and classes to go over our school philosophy, board theme, basic procedures and other community expectations. These expectations are available on our school website at sites.google.com/a/ocsb.ca/ash/; click on the “our school” tab and scroll down to the links on the bottom left hand side. These meetings with students at the beginning of the year allows us to answer any questions they might have about the expectations.

New Twitter Handle!
To create some consistency across the board, we have changed our Twitter handle from @allsaintschs to @AllSaintsOCSB. Please follow us to see what is happening at the school!

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