Irvington Community Schools recognizes that success in a 21st century classroom requires the use and integration of a variety of technology tools by both students and staff. Students are expected to use technology as one of the mediums to create and publish their work, as well as collaborate and communicate with others. In order for this to occur, it is the responsibility of Irvington Community Schools to provide students with tools that facilitate learning anywhere, anytime, ensuring equitable access for all students. Providing students with Google Workspace for Education accounts to use at school and home is an initiative that will move the school corporation toward this vision for the 21st century classroom.
Irvington Community Schools utilizes Google Workspace for Education for all of our staff members, and will continue to provide a subset of the communication and collaboration tools for our students. In order for students to receive and utilize an Irvington Google Workspace for Education account, they must follow the policies stated in the Irvington Community Schools “Acceptable Use Policy”, which can be found on the district’s website (http://www.ics-charter.org/elearning/). Students must also abide by the requirements and terms listed below.
For the purpose of the Irvington Google Workspace for Education program, students are organized into Organizational Units (OU) according to elementary (PreK-5), middle (6-8) and high school (9-12) levels. This allows the District to provide access to different tools and different levels of permissions based upon the grade level of the student. For example;
Parents and students can find additional information about Google Workspace for Education, as well as other student educational technology tools and resources can be found on the district’s “1 to 1 Student Technology Initiative” website (http://www.ics-charter.org/elearning/).
Parents can also contact the district’s Director of Technology, Chris Ashmore, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.