Technology at Center Grove Community School Corporation is an integral part of our daily operations. Students and staff members use technology regularly to communicate and collaborate.In addition, we can improve our communication to the community by using several enhanced technologies.Below are some of the programs we are using for the purposes of teaching and learning, communication, and collaboration.
The Center Grove Community School Corporation fully supports the National Education Technology Standards for Students. You can preview these standards at this link.
Student E-mail:All students in grades 6-12 receive a Center Grove e-mail account. We use google mail for all students. We expect our students to adhere to the policies of our district but this filtering is a way to ensure our students are communicating in a professional manner.
Epsilen - Epsilen is an online course management system and electronic portfolio.Students login to this system to check assignment information, due dates, communicate with their instructor, submit homework electronically, and much more.Students also can select examples of their work to post in their student electronic portfolio. Epsilen brings a new level of accountability and expectations to our students.Students will receive experience with online learning making the transition easier to higher education's online coursework.Center Grove’s work with Epsilen was highlighted in a recent case study detailing our project. You can read more about this tool mentioned in the national journal, Technological Horizons in Education, at http://www.thejournal.com/articles/22735
Multimedia Classrooms - Center Grove has currently installed 425 multimedia classrooms over the district. We are 99% complete in all of our instructional classrooms. The classroom consists of the Extron Pole Vault system, control panel on the wall, ELMO TT Digital Presenter, Projector, DVD/VCR, and Wireless Tablets. The Pole Vault system allows us to save money by global management features that turns off all systems in the evening. We have committed to install this solution in every classroom in our district. We are beginning to add the VoiceLift sound amplification systems in designated classrooms where this is a "need".
Online and Blended Learning - Online and blended education creates new opportunities to educate learners in new and innovative ways. Center Grove is exploring various models to leverage technology to best support student learning.
Skyward Skyward is our student information system.There is a web-access component that allows parents and students to monitor progress in each class.Parents can be connected to the classroom on a continual basis instead of just at the end of the semester for final grades.Parents will have detailed information on lunch purchases and financial balance. Please encourage your child to consistently login to Skyward to monitor his/her own progress. You can access Skyward from our main homepage at http://www.centergrove.k12.in.us
1:1 Computing Environments - We currently have many classrooms with 1:1 computing environments. We expanded our 1:1 classrooms in 2010 by 2500 additional netbooks and 400 additional iPADS. The Early College program at Center Grove High school is a program where each student receives an iPad with a VMWARE View virtual desktop. Our K-2 classrooms have 1:1 iPads.
Acceptable Use Policy - All students should adhere to the Center Grove Community School Corporation's Acceptable Use Policy
If you need assistance with login information regarding any of these systems, please contact our technology help desk.If there are any of these resources (e-mail or Epsilen) that you do not want your child to participate in, please contact our technology help desk at 317-882-1055.
Julie A. Bohnenkamp
Center Grove Community School Corporation