* Technology tools are used to assist in the delivery of instruction to our students. It is our mission to provide quality service that delivers, supports and guides that technology, in an effort to maximize teaching and learning.
* Teachers have access to cloud-based core instructional materials and electronic learning resources. Classrooms are equipped with Chromebooks, Einstruction Mobis, Aver document cameras and Sharp 70” TV monitors or LCD projectors as a means to deliver information to students in an effective and engaging manner.
* Students have access to technology at all school sites, in all classrooms, libraries and computer labs. They are provided a variety of age-appropriate educational software in the classroom and lab environment. Students are also provided safe Internet access at all student workstations.
The Tools You Need
The Right Tech for Every Student
Google for all Students
Our district successfully stepped into the Google pond with Chromebooks and Google Apps. Through our Google training, most staff have had a chance to use the Chromebooks and get familiar with some of Google's tools. Remember, our email domain name is: @dcjesd.us, while our official website remains www.drycreek.k12.ca.us.
Students and Gmail
In line with the District’s vision to provide 21st Century web-based tools and technology, DCJESD has provided each student with a District-sponsored Gmail account. All student Gmail accounts are only accessible within the DCJESD.US domain, allowing students to only receive email from other students or their teachers. This also allows students access to Google Apps for Education (GAFE) suite of tools. These tools will empower students to communicate using Google Email, a powerful email program without the advertisements; manage time and schedules with an online calendar; and collaborate with documents, spreadsheets, or presentations and export them to traditional desktop programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The ease and accessibility of real-time partnering with teachers and fellow students will be a huge benefit. Gmail‘s enhanced security features like encrypted connections to Google’s servers, spam filtering, and sender authentication provide additional safety measures to our students.
As a means to ensure every grade level has exposure to the latest and viable technology, students in Transitional Kinder – 1st-grade levels will have access to least 5 Apple iPads per classroom. Applications or Apps are selected on a schoolwide basis to meet the need of each site. We already know that no finger is too tiny to swipe; it’s just a matter of giving them the chance!
Chromebooks and Carts and Access
Chromebooks are fast, portable computers that give our students access to the web's rich educational tools & resources. Pair those with “smart” carts that hold up to 36 devices, well then you have Chromebooks on Wheels, or COWs, as our students affectionately refer to them. The district rolled out 1:1 access to all 6th -8th grade students in January of 2017. Grades 2 – 5 will follow with greater access to Chromebooks in the coming months too.
The district now has a 1 gigabit connection via Consolidated Communications and a 250 megabit connection via Placer County Office of Education. This allowed for the addition of more Chromebooks and also provided the added benefit of increased performance of all desktop computers and applications throughout our district, directly meeting the needs of staff and students
Thank you for your continued support,
Your Technology Team