The South Whidbey School District strives for technology integration as a seamless part of the learning process where use in the classroom is routine and accessible for all students. Technology integration provides avenues for children to think visibly, have a voice, collaborate and easily share their work. Technology creates a new relevancy to the learning environment in which students, teachers and experts engage new ideas, communicate and work together.
At the K- 2 level students are introduced to technology skills and concepts in a safe, structured environment. Technology is integrated into the daily curriculum in a variety of ways. Our younger students work with their teachers on class projects, use interactive tools in group lessons and do teacher guided research. They use apps and web tools which include Accelerated Reader, IXL Math and Language Arts, and Spelling City for independent skills practice. At this time our K-2 students have access to iPads and chromebooks and are developing skills that enable them to use digital tools to create and problem solve with technology. The focus of at this level digital citizenship is on safety and responsibility.