Christ Academy's Tech Policy
Read Dr. Meadow’s Full Letter
Dear Warrior Family,
Christ Academy has fully embraced of role of technology in learning and has defined the nature of that role. Technology ushers in fundamental structural changes that can be integral to achieving significant improvements in productivity. Used to support both teaching and learning, technology infuses classrooms with digital learning tools, such as computers and hand held devices; expands course offerings, experiences, and learning materials; supports learning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; builds 21st century skills; increases student engagement and motivation; and accelerates learning. Technology also has the power to transform teaching by ushering in a new model of connected teaching.
Technology and media are tools that are effective only when used appropriately. The appeal of technology and the steady stream of new devices may lead some educators to use technology for technology’s sake, rather than as a means to an end. Technology should not be used for activities that are not educationally sound, not developmentally appropriate, or not effective (electronic worksheets for preschoolers, for example). Passive use of technology and any type of screen media is an inappropriate replacement for active play, engagement with other children, and interactions with adults. Technology and media should be used to support learning, not an isolated activity, and to expand student’s access to new content.
Technology and interactive media are tools that can promote effective learning and development when they are used intentionally by educators, within the framework of developmentally appropriate practice, to support learning goals established for individual children.
With this philosophy and developmental appropriateness in mind, Christ Academy has developed these practices for the use of cell phones and other electronic devices on campus.
Cell phones are permitted on campus but will not be used during classroom times during the school day or in Club Warrior unless permission is given by the teacher (examples: use for timers, use a specific app that supports the content of the class, read scripture and take notes in chapel, or when the internet is down).
No other personal electronic devices can be used on campus during the school day for Early Childhood through Junior High or Club Warrior. Any electronic device needed for educational purposes will be provided by the school unless an appropriate personal device has been pre-approved by the administration.
Use of cell phones and other electronic devices during non-classroom time is at the discretion of the teacher. In Senior High, Nintendo switches will be allowed during down time at the discretion of the senior high staff. Electronic devices can be used by students before 8:15 am or after 2:45 pm at the discretion of the parent.
Please support us as we attempt to use best practices for the most effective ways to educate your student for the demands of their present world.
Until next time,
Jerry M. Meadows, Ed.D.
Chief Education Officer
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