Digital Learning Environment (DLE)
Greenwich Public Schools provides each child with access to computer technologies including the Internet. Access to the Internet enriches children’s educational experiences and provides necessary skills in order for them to collaborate, research and communicate in our global society. Within this context, Greenwich Public Schools makes every effort to provide a safe and appropriate experience for your child.
Every Glenville student is issued a district-provided iPad to extend learning in the classroom and to create digital projects. This level of personalized learning allows students to demonstrate their thinking, collaborate with other students, and create projects that showcase what they've learned.
In addition, all students are issued a set of headphones, and students in grades 2-5 are issued an external keyboard.
Students who bring their iPads home are responsible for keeping the device charged. Students who leave their iPads at school have charging capability in each classroom.
As part of the library media curriculum, students are expected to be reliable and safe digital citizens. In the beginning of the school year, students are introduced to the expectations for their grade level as well as the GPS Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). These rules are reinforced both in the classroom and in the learning commons throughout the year. Students are held accountable for their actions online and on their devices.
From cyberbullying and photo sharing to digital footprints and online safety, parents and kids must make time for ongoing, meaningful conversations about making great choices in their digital lives. Common Sense Media assists families in forming best practices, and reviews and rates digital tools. Remember there is no substitute for active monitoring! Students should be in a family room with parental support while working on their devices.