Welcome to the Technology Department
Students at Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School
Skype with students in another school and together participate in an online quiz.
The department vision is to support the achievement of the District’s mission by enabling flexible learning environments throughout the District using 21st century tools that make education meaningful and relevant to all of our students, fostering engaged, creative, collaborative, critical thinking, and caring citizens who are prepared to meet future challenges and be their personal best.
Technology plays a major role in teaching and learning, communication, and the administration of the educational and business processes of the school district. The Technology Department is responsible for instructional technology - using technology for teaching and learning, administrative computing - using computers and the network for administrative functions and reporting, for internal and external communications - phones, website maintenance, social media, district-level electronic newsletters, and for developing and maintaining the necessary infrastructure to support all of these functions."People in the 21st century live in a technology and media-suffused environment, marked by access to an abundance of information, rapid changes in technology tools, and the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. To be effective in the 21st century, citizens and workers must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills related to information, media and technology."
Partnership for 21st Century Skills www.p21.org
- Care of School Property
- Use of Personal Technology/Electronic Devices (Students)
- Acceptable Use for Students
- Guidelines for Remote Access, Monitoring and Tracking of District-Issued Mobile Devices
- Acceptable Use for Staff
- Social Media
- Electronic Communication with Students
- Lending of Electronic Equipment
- Use of Personal Technology/Electronic Devices (Employees)
- Electronic Signatures
- Use of Livestream Video on District Property
- Electronic Data Storage