technology at indian community school
“When students make sense out of their world, they become the ones who transform it.” John Spencer
instructional technology vision
Technology at ICS is a tool used to increase authentic engagement, support learning goals and objectives, and make tasks more efficient.
Technology at ICS increases engagement, and enhances & extends learning goals and objectives.
instructional technology purpose
1. To increase engagement in learning goals.
2. To enhance and extend learning goals.
3. To use technology as a TOOL to improve and enhance teaching and learning.
4. To empower students to take ownership of their learning.
5. To engage students in creating content, collaboration with others, and making connections.
6. To provide meaningful and authentic learning experiences for students and teachers.
forms and policies
ICS Responsible Use Policy (coming soon)
ICS Social Media Consent and Release (coming soon)
ICS 1:1 Chromebook Handbook (coming soon)
resources for students
Resources for each grade level are available on our Student Landing Page Google Site.
This is also a great place for family members to learn more about the programs our students use at school.
Need help with Google Docs, Drive, or Slides? The Google Help website will help you troubleshoot.
This is also a great resource for families to learn about all the programs our students use every day.
Common shortcuts to use when on the Chromebook.
Troubleshooting 101 – Quick fixes to get a Chromebook back on the right track at school.
1. Sign out and sign in
2. Shut down and restart – Hold down the power button for more than 3 seconds or power down using the shut down button in the Chromebook status window. Restart.
3. Update Chrome OS – A Chromebook automatically checks for updates, but it is also possible to check for and install updates manually.
4. Collaborate with another student to find a solution.
5. Explore the problem with a teacher.
6. If these steps do not resolve the issue, please bring your Chromebook to the ICS Help Desk for repair, or have a teacher call X6126.
resources for families
“The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ), are working to create awareness about Internet Safety. This site provides a compilation of resources, tools, and information to empower all stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, and administrators) to make safe, smart and ethical decisions about technology use. Over the last few years, there has been a shift from ‘acceptable’ to ‘responsible’ use of digital resources. This shift is a change in expectation for use of technology in and out of the classroom. Keeping kids safe online is a fundamental goal of school districts, the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan, and the Wisconsin Information and Technology Literacy Standards. Technology is a way of life for today’s students and we all need to be sure we support their safe and responsible use of digital resources.” https://dpi.wi.gov/internet-safety
By families; for families: A growing collection of short, clearly written guidebooks that help parents and families understand apps, services and platforms popular with kids and teens.
The Family Online Safety Institute is an international collective that offers parents and families resources to understand the potential risks and harms, as well as the rewards of our online lives.
Family Link can help you set certain ground rules about technology, and allows you to pre-approve a list of apps and services your child can use. This does require an email address for your student.
Learn about digital citizenship, Internet safety, security, privacy, cyber bullying, sexting, reputation management and more so you can help kids embrace technology safely and wisely.
Common Sense Media is our digital citizenship program at ICS. This site will provide parent and family resources to help navigate students who are growing up in an increasingly complex digital world.