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Our District is a Common Sense Media Certified School District with 11 certified Common Sense Media Schools. We are also a Future Ready Schools (FRS) district that focuses on implementing personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students can achieve their full potential.

 TechnologyWe Are:    
1:1 IPADs 
Carts of shared IPADs and Laptops  
Shared Chromebooks - Elementary 
Shared IPADs - Elementary

Our Devices:
IPAD Airs for 1:1 and Carts
Chromebook Carts 
Windows in Middle School and High School Labs
Macbook Airs for all Teachers

Our Learning Management System:
Schoology
GSuite for Productivity

Our Network:
We are currently 1GBPS to the desktop with a 10GBPS backbone and 2 GB bandwidth to the Internet.

Our Vision:    
Portage Township Schools will create a culture of technological innovation. Teachers will have available digital tools to improve critical thinking skills.

Our Instructional Coaches:
We have instructional coaches working with teachers as they continue to bring digital experiences in to the classroom. Instructional coaches use resources (Schoology, GSuite, CK-12, NBC Learn, Study Island, Khan Academy, IXL, and etc...) to enhance learning in the classroom. Focused on the SAMR model and the 4 C's to increase higher order thinking skills. Additionally, PTS has Instruction Technology Specialists stationed at each school supporting our teachers and students with various technology applications.

Professional Development:   
Portage Township Schools offers a variety of professional development that is aimed towards providing tools to enhance learning in the classroom by moving students to higher levels of thinking, while keeping the SAMR model in mind. 

Digital Citizenship, Computer Science, and Computer Technology Skills:
Teacher Technology Quick Reference Guide
K-5 Technology Scope and Sequence and Computer Science Standards
6-12 Technology Scope and Sequence and Computer Science Standards
Our Technology Department has created a series of tutorials to help support your child's learning. Click on the videos below to watch each tutorial. Call your child's school and ask to speak to the ITS if you have questions about your child's device or if the device is in need of repair.

Accessing the PowerSchool Parent Portal and Easy Bridge (online textbooks)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DAE-d3Jkm1hEXV4i3Ngv40dZCIFgeg7Y/view?usp=sharing

Google Login Help
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EXO4o_LNc1GkBlT5JoufygBHzg1PHIal/view?usp=sharing

Accessing the Schoology Parent Portal
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YvR_zZfUopxLOJOhWmwjSxrq-VZT2m6Z/view?usp=sharing

Jamboard Tutorial for Students 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fdT-1j2xLflJwUyHdkR8ZioH40UnjJ_l/view?usp=sharing

Logging into Benchmark
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vY3rwS-EEhmNkuCLZ6wBX20E-3Og8Ygj/view?usp=sharing

Logging into Schoology (for students)
 
Portage Township Schools uses Securly to help keep students safe on their school-issued devices. Starting Oct. 15, 2018, you will receive a weekly email from Securly.com that will show you a preview of your child's online activity conducted on his or her school-issued device.

To receive access to their full online activity history, you can enter Securly's free Parent Portal. If you do not wish to receive the weekly email from Securly, simply click unsubscribe in the bottom left corner of the email.

In the Parent Portal, you can view a real-time log of your child's online activity and view social media posts that have been flagged by Securly.

If you have questions regarding accessing Securly's Parent Portal, please email them at help@securly.com.