WCA Technology Policy
Williamsburg Christian Academy is a proud Google for Education school. Technology is transforming what’s possible in schools—enabling innovative solutions to learning’s biggest barriers. With Google's suite of devices, apps, and resources, we easily bring the power of technology to our classrooms. With Google for Education we are able to utilize a number of state of the art technologies in our classrooms:
Chromebooks: Perfect for sharable class sets or 1 to 1 programs, Chromebooks are versatile devices with dynamic content and G Suite built in. They’re easy to use and simple to manage.
The G-Suite set of Applications: 70 million educators and students use G Suite for Education: a suite of free, secure productivity tools. Popular tools like Gmail and Google Docs enable easy classroom collaboration.
Google Classroom: Think of Google Classroom as our teachers' command centers. They can create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback—all in one place.
Google Digital Tools: Digital tools can help our teachers nurture responsible digital citizens, world explorers, and ambitious creators using apps like Google Earth, WeVideo, and Google Search.
Guidelines and Procedures Around Google for Education
Parents of students in grades 4-12 must agree to partner with WCA in the oversight of assigned williamsburgchristian.org Google for Education accounts for students in grade 4-12. Parents will receive their child's username and password before the start of the 2017-2018 school year. The current password is case sensitive and will need to be typed exactly as shown upon receipt. Parents are expected to keep a record of the login/password information for student accounts and to change the password after initial setup.
Students will be introduced to the Google Docs system and receive training in digital citizenship. The importance of Internet safety and respectful email communication will be covered. Google for Education is beneficial for WCA students because it allows group collaboration between teachers and students. In addition, students will have access to word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software without using hard drive space and without device compatibility issues presented by Microsoft Office. Google for Education student email accounts will not be used to communicate sensitive or personal information pertaining to grades or classroom performance.