At JKCS we believe technology can help us ignite wonder for God, neighbour, and creation. We are not a technology school, but we use technology to help us do what we do.
Explore the links below to discover how we integrate technology throughout our school.
- Technology in the Classroom
- Students and Technology
- Bring Your Own Chromebook (BYOC)
- Digital Citizenship Training
In the primary section of the school (Kindergarten to grade 3), students experience games and activities on devices. This use of technology is structured to help students develop their levels of understanding around learning goals. Students in Kindergarten to grade 2 have access to sets of iPads in their classrooms. In grade 3, students have access to Chromebooks in their classroom.
In grades 4-8, students begin to develop their understanding of technology as a tool and its role in our society today. In addition, senior students will develop their understanding of technology as a communication tool and its responsible use. Senior classrooms feature the use of technology-based notes, instructions, resources, lessons, projects and assignments.
In Kindergarten to grade 4, students use devices provided by the school. In grades 5-8, students are required to bring Chromebook devices to school and use them when instructed to do so by the classroom teacher. All students connect to the school's network. We use Chrome Management paired with GoGuardian to monitor the Chromebooks.
At JKCS, we desire to equip students to be intentional, innovative, and wise with technology. We want students to view technology as a part of our toolbox for learning, and to see ways of using it in a God-honouring manner. In order to work towards this goal, we believe it is our responsibility to educate our students at their level, with relevant information. We want to help each student become responsible and effective users of technology. We also want our students to emerge as leaders in building Christian culture through their use of technology.
To this end, we dedicate a full day towards Digital Citizenship training at the beginning of each school year. The Digital Citizenship program takes place in September, and involves workshops, presentations, and conversations about responsible use of technology. We also continue to teach digital citizenship throughout the school year in different subject areas, especially in health and media literacy.