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Canvas Parent/Guardian Access

Changes to the Canvas app and authentication system in early August caused our previous instructions for using the parent app to no longer work.  Please follow the instructions below to create a parent/guardian account, to access Canvas Parent from a computer web browser, to set up the Canvas Parent iOS/Android app, and to obtain a student pairing code from a student account.  Teachers can find instructions for how to obtain student pairing codes here.  

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Celebrating Tech Program Evaluation Results

Five years ago, the Area Education Agencies in Iowa made the decision to provide Iowa school districts with access to the Clarity BrightBytes technology program evaluation survey.  Administered to teachers and students annually by the Iowa City Community School District, the data collected provides each district with a technology program evaluation tool that provides an overview of the whole educational technology environment.  This includes device and infrastructure quality, support, instructional technology, technology integration, and digital literacy, among other areas.  

This year, I believe that our results are worthy of celebration, and are reflective of the outstanding work done by our IT team, innovation coaches, principals, teachers, students, and board members in pushing for and actively utilizing technologies in the district.   Continue reading Celebrating Tech Program Evaluation Results

1:1 Initiative Launched this Fall in Junior High Schools

Updated: May, 2018

As of Fall, 2018, the Iowa City Community School District’s 1:1 Chromebook program has been launched in all of the districts junior highs and high schools.  

district-profile-gilrs-at-compuersAs we move into our second year of program implementation – our first year in the junior high buildings – reports indicate that the initiative thus far has been a success.  With that said, our 1:1 program – as with all of our technology initiatives – is ever-evolving.  We continue to utilize lessons learned from our first year of the high school 1:1 program to improve program offerings and support resources.   Continue reading 1:1 Initiative Launched this Fall in Junior High Schools