Code of Digital Citizenship
Grand Erie promotes responsible actions in a digital world.
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students (or any other user of technology) should know to use technology appropriately. The following code was developed by our Educational Technology Team and will be shared with students throughout the year to keep our students safe while online. It also serves our students as a reminder to treat others with respect.
Code of Digital Citizenship
Educational Technology Initiative
Grand Erie District School Board is embarking on an exciting initiative that will bring more technology to the classroom to support student engagement, student learning and student achievement.
Over a period of 5 years the Board will be provide teachers and students with netbook computers and LCD projectors to use as part of their instructional practice. The Board will also provide pods of netbooks in classrooms to facilitate differentiated instruction.
This initiative brings together all program areas from JK – Grade 12 with our Information Technology Services department to put the focus on 21st century learning by embracing the technology that is available today.
Educational Technology Wiki
Educational Technology Video
Students in the Specialist High Skills Major program at Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School created a video to share the Board's vision and objectives of the Educational Technology Initiative. The video can be viewed at the following link from Youtube and on the GrandErieDSB Youtube Channel:
Grand Erie will improve student engagement and achievement by embedding technology into daily teaching and learning to ensure that education is a relevant, collaborative, and interactive experience.
Student achievement is positively impacted when we embed technology into instruction and learning.
Beginning in January 2011, the focus areas include Grade 5 and Grade 7 with a focus on literacy learning and differentiated instruction and secondary mathematics also with a focus on differentiated instruction.
Each grade and subject area will become part of this initiative over a 5 year period.
Teachers will link Grand Erie’s educational investment and strategic IT plan to the school board’s learning priorities throughout the implementation of the initiative.
The implementation timelines is found below:
2011 - Grades 5 and 7, as well as math at the secondary level
2012 - Grades 6 and 8, Canadian and World Studies at the secondary level and all elementary self-contained classrooms
2013 - Science at the secondary level, secondary self contained classrooms and all elementary Core French classes for Grades 4 to 8
2014 - Grade 1 and 3 and English at the secondary level
2015 - Grade 2 and 4, all remaining subjects at the secondary level and Full-Day Kindergarten classes
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