Wabash City Schools had one of the first schools to provide a computer to every student. In 2011, every middle school student had their own computer. The rest of the district followed suit the year after. Since then we have made many changes and most of the state of Indiana has followed our lead. Currently WCS uses iPads as student devices. The creative nature, durability, and cost effectiveness of the iPad was a clear choice.
Google provides the backbone of our technology, including gmail, Drive, etc. Skyward is our student information system. Seesaw in grades PK-2 and Canvas in grades 3-12 are our learning management systems.
Metronet provides our Internet services and we utilize a fiberoptic network to connect all of our buildings. In 2013, we partnered with our neighboring district to create one large network.
Technology Vision Statement
As an early adopter of the one-to-one environment, Wabash City Schools strives to be a leader in educational technology. We believe technology can break down barriers and create new opportunities for our learning community to communicate, collaborate, learn and lead in the modern era. We believe successful technology integration will foster a learning environment with ubiquitous access to information that emphasizes creation, not consumption and allow a more personalized learning experience for all stakeholders.
Technology for Parents
Safety is our number one priority, online or otherwise. We have a sophisticated filter on our entire network and also a mobile filter on all student devices. We do our best to educate our stakeholders about the dangers and best practices when online. In addition we have several convocations that help to further guide our students toward safe use of the Internet and technology in general.
We do everything we can, but no system is perfect and the Internet is always changing, so we need parent/guardian help at home. It's always a good idea to keep school technology in a common area as opposed to in a bedroom or other secluded area. We can't emphasize that enough. We like to think of these as a kitchen table device because that is the best place for it.
See a full list of all tutorial videos on our YouTube Channel
iOS Clips App Tutorial
Let the iPad Read to Students
How to Turn on Nightly Grade Sync in Canvas
How to Copy a Canvas Course using Canvas Commons - My favorite
How to Copy a Canvas Course Using a Self-Created Course
How to Sync Canvas and Skyward with Straight Points
How to Sync Canvas and Skyward with Weighted Categories
How to Edit a Canvas Course Template
How to Create a Video Submission Assignment in Canvas