Technology Enhanced Learning
Preparing Students for Their Future
At Downey Unified, we work to ensure that our students are college and career ready and globally competitive. That is why we provide our students with technology that is relevant, will help them connect with the real world, and provide important job-related skills. Furthermore, our use of educational technology supports different kinds of learners, encourages collaboration, and provides students with fun new ways to learn.
“We believe in providing robust opportunities for our students to think deeply and creatively, allowing them to have voice and choice while utilizing an iPad as a tool for learning across all content areas. We are committed to providing a learning environment where our students are engaged, challenged and are on a continuous path toward innovation. ”
– Jennifer Robbins, Director of Elementary Education
1:1 iPad Program
21st Century Learning
1:1 iPad Program
We believe all students should have equal access to technology. Therefore, each student is loaned a device to use and take home for the school year.
This team of student leaders promotes creativity and inspires others. Their role is to teach others how to use a variety of tools with turorials and one-on-one sessions.
Various programs are available for students to explore technical subjects. Some examples include coding, robotics, engineering, digital video, and more!
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Forging Responsible & Aware Digital Citizens
We cannot properly prep our students for the future without lessons in digital citizenship. It is vital in the world we live in today. At Downey Unified, we teach our students how their words online have real-world effects and the permanence of their digital footprint, along with key online safety skills.
Be a Good Citizen
- Be safe on and offline
- Help protect “safe spaces”
- Posts must be directly related to course
- Only participate in meetings/chat rooms related to your classes and set up by your teachers
- Be honest
- Use school appropriate and scholarly language
- Use the chat feature to post questions/respond
- Prioritize time appropriately
- Own your words and actions
- Treat your device/equipment with care
- Be inclusive
- Allow others to share their views
- Think before you post, speak or act
- Act and speak as if you were talking to your teacher or peer face to face
- Respect classmates and teachers
- Be patient with each other
- Help those in need
- Ask for help when needed