Technology at Mountainburg Schools
The accessibility and use of technology in schools has allowed students to be exposed to numerous learning methods and tools. Technology is the future and children will need to be able to understand it as well as how to use it in order to be successful in their futures. Technology allows educators to personalize learning for students and adjust to individual needs. Studies show that technology can also increase student engagement and participation.
Mountainburg School District is a 1:1 device district, providing each individual student Chromebook access. The use of Chromebooks in our buildings provides students the opportunity for self-paced learning and access to knowledge and information world-wide. At the elementary and middle schools, Chromebook carts are available in each teacher's room. Mountainburg High School as been 1:1 since the 2015-16 school year. Students are assigned individual Chromebooks to take home daily. The district offers insurance on Chromebooks for $25/student, that helps cover the cost of repairs and replacement of damaged, broken or lost devices. Click HERE (insert link to drive pdf) for more information.
The district also has mobile hot spots available for households needing internet access for a student out for extended periods of time. For more information on mobile hot spots, please contact Melissa Seratt at Melissa.Seratt@mountainburg.org.
Teachers in each building use a variety of digital and online learning resources. The main Content Management System for the district for remote and blended learning is Google Classroom. This year the Dragon Virtual Academy was created to meet the needs of students who were unable to onsite learning grades K-12. The virtual academy learning management system is Edgenuity. Edgenuity is a web-based, flexible, online curriculum that aligns to the Common Core, NGSS, and state standards. To help students close learning gaps and master skills and concepts, Pathblazer® (for elementary school) and MyPath™ (for middle and high school) provide data-driven, personalized intervention so students can catch up, keep up, or get ahead.
For questions or support contact:
MES - Diann.Voeller@mountainburg.org
MMS & MHS - Melissa.Seratt@mountainburg.org
District - Ashley.GlassBrown@mountainburg.orgnfo