iPad 1:1 Information

iPad 1:1 Information

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A 1:1 That Supports Our Mission

A 1:1 That Supports Our Mission

Pioneer Regional School Corporation was brought about by the Reorganization Act of Indiana of 1959. It consists of five townships, four in Cass County and one in White County. The corporation has in it 153 square miles and includes the communities of Lucerne, Headlee, Lake Cicott, and Royal Center.

Our mission is to provide an appropriate educational program and learning environment which will effectively meet the educational needs of its students and citizens and help its students accomplish educational goals which are significant, durable, and transferable.

To remain true to our mission, our Board Members, Administrators, Teachers and Support Staff have committed to remain current with the evolution of education. Technology integration is effectively being implemented at Pioneer Regional School Corporation. Using technology in the classroom to customize learning for every student is one of our many goals. To help us accomplish this goal Pioneer Elementary has initiated a 1:1 (one-to-one) iPad program.

Our 1:1 iPad program puts an iPad into the hands of every elementary student. (grades K-6) This device is being used by students and teachers to enhance the already established curriculum. Students are completing tasks like researching topics, learning letter sounds, practicing math facts, reading books and completing assessments. We are providing our students an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of using a device for productivity and at the same time teaching them internet responsibility. In addition, they are building character through following the rules of our acceptable use policy, the basic rules set by the school and their classroom teacher.

Staff and students have had many new learning opportunities this school year and are eager to embrace the many changes to come.

Our Vision

Technology and Our Vision

Our vision for our students at Pioneer Regional School Corporation is simply, success. We hope to provide our students with the best tools and training to transition into the workplace or the higher education system. In the fast paced world of technology, that is ever changing, we feel it is our duty to send our students on with the best technology based foundation that we can offer. Pioneer is a rural community where many students only have access to technology at school. Therefore, providing our students with the ability to learn and use technology in an educational setting is vital.

The Pioneer School Board, Administrators, Teachers and Support Staff are committed to effectively implementing a One-to-One iPad program for the students of Pioneer Elementary. We are excited to learn how to use the iPad and integrate eLearning into the current curriculum.

Accomplishing this for the students at Pioneer Elementary will make our vision a reality.

QR Codes

What's Up In Our Classrooms

QR Codes or Quick Response Codes are used to provide a quick link to a document or a website URL or other information. When the black coded square is scanned with your smartphone or other device, you are directed to the desired information. Many classes are using QR codes to access information quickly with their iPads. You can use them to see what programs are being used in some of the classrooms at Pioneer Elementary.

Spelling City

--Catherine Sparks-- “We use the “Spelling City” app which we supply each week's spelling words for the students to practice using different games. This can also be utilized from home!”

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    Second Grade

--Callie Wyatt--   "Students are using the Show Me app during my reading class period.  This past week, a leveled book the students were reading was about eagles.  Students had to find a picture of an eagle using Show Me and then work on writing complete sentences that explained what was happening in the picture on the app.  They could also record themselves writing about the picture and the Show Me app recorded their writing as well as their voice.  They could use this app at home and incorporate it into a number of activities!"

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     Sixth Grade

--Todd Robertson--  "Students are using the “Spotzi” app in Social Studies.  This app can be used to look up information on any country in the world!  We are currently working on “culture” and “Spotzi” can help students find out the different cultures of different places around the world!  Students are very engaged while using this app!!"

SurLaLune Fairy Tales

Sixth Grade
"Students used the iPads to look up different versions of classic fairy tales.  They then did research to compare and contrast differing versions, comparing all of the different features of fairy tales."

Acceptable Use Policy

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

To access technology at school, students under the age of eighteen (18) must obtain parent permission.

Use of all technology at Pioneer Regional School Corporation is a privilege, not a right. The Corporation's technology including its internet connections is provided for educational purposes only. The use of unauthorized devices on school property is prohibited.  Unauthorized and inappropriate use will result in a cancellation of part or all technology privileges.

The Corporation has implemented technology protection measures which block/filter Internet access to visual displays that are obscene, pornographic or harmful to minors. The Corporation also monitors online activity of students in an effort to restrict access to pornography and other material that is obscene, objectionable, inappropriate and/or harmful to minors.

Teachers and building principals are responsible for determining what is unauthorized or inappropriate use. The principal may deny, revoke or suspend access to individuals who violate the Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy and related Guidelines, and implement other disciplinary action as is appropriate under the Student Code of Conduct.

Students accessing the Pioneer Regional School Corporation technology, devices, networks, or other connections, assume personal responsibility and liability, both civil and criminal. The Corporation has the right to monitor, review and inspect any directories, files and/or messages residing on or sent using personal devices or Corporation's computers/mobile devices/networks, phones, etc. Messages, communications, or materials relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  

Parents/guardians are advised that determined users may be able to gain access to information, communication and/or services on the Internet which the School Board has not authorized for educational purposes and/or which they and/or their parents/guardians may find inappropriate, offensive, objectionable or controversial. Parents/Guardians assume this risk by consenting to allow their students to participate in the use of technology. Student's using Pioneer Elementary technology assume personal responsibility and liability, both civil and criminal, for unauthorized or inappropriate use of the Internet.

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    • Corporation Office

      Pioneer Regional School Corporation
      413 S. Chicago St.
      Royal Center, IN 46978

      Mr. Charles Grable, Supt.
      Phone: 574-643-2605
      Fax: 574-643-9977

      Jr./Sr. High School

      Pioneer Jr./Sr. High School
      417 S. Chicago St.
      Royal Center, IN 46978

      Mr. Jeremy Tucker, Principal
      Phone: 574-643-3145
      Fax: 574-643-2020
    • Elementary School

      Pioneer Elementary School
      109 E. Black Lane
      Royal Center, IN 46978

      Dr. Beth Dean, Principal
      Phone: 574-643-2255
      Fax: 574-643-4029
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