Center Grove Technology Department
CGIT’s mission is to provide exceptional technology service and support to all CGCSC educators, employees, and students. We will facilitate innovation and creative learning by working together with internal departments to provide the proper resources and guidance. Our direct focus is providing excellent customer service as well as effective, reliable, and secure technology solutions.
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 K-12 receive a Center Grove e-mail account. We use Google for Education 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.
Multimedia Classrooms - Center Grove is in the process of transitioning classrooms from projector and screen to 75" ClearTouch interactive panels with an additional PC workstation. This allows students to collaborate and present content from any device and allows teachers to get creative with lesson planning. In grades K-5 these panels are on carts that allow the teacher to be mobile and teach from anywhere in the classroom with either whole group or small group instruction. Teachers also utilize a Lightspeed Topcat audio system and flexmic for sound amplification.
Online and Blended Learning - We are very proud of our online initiative called Center Grove Global Campus. We have launched the Ignite and Revive programs where students can expand their learning opportunities and earn initial credit. 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. We also use Canvas as our learning management system (LMS).
Skyward - Skyward is our student information system (SIS). There is a web-access component that allows parents and students to monitor progress in each class called Skyward Family Access. Parents can access assignments, test scores, and grades in real-time instead of waiting until the end of the grading period. In addition to real-time access to gradebook information, digital midterm reports and report cards are also published to Family Access. Parents can also access detailed information on lunch purchases and fee balances, as well as make online payments.Both parents and students are encouraged to consistently login to Skyward to monitor the academic progress of the student. You can access Skyward here.
1:1 Computing Environments - We have launched a 1:1 iPad initiative at CGHS and both middle schools called Mobile Minds. All students utilize a managed Apple iPad as their learning tool. Our K-2 classrooms also have 1:1 iPads which we've found work well with younger students who may not yet be able to type on a standard keyboard. We have positive data to support the increase in literacy skills based on the implementation of iPads in these classrooms. Grades 3-5 leverage classroom-based Chromebooks. This creates a well-rounded student-user with experience on a number of devices and interfaces. 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 your school's front office.