Technology

      Department Contacts

      1:1 Chromebook Initiative

      • Ready to Innovate
        The Wayne Township Public School District has been working to create a learning environment where technology is not an obstacle in instruction, but rather a catalyst for learning.

        To create a Future Ready Environment, it is necessary to have a robust network infrastructure that is capable of meeting the needs for instructional purposes and a network that is able to grow as the demand for instructional technology increases.

        The shift to a Future Ready Environment has created more opportunities for students to utilize digital tools which has led to an increase in cloud-based services and subscriptions. These services and subscriptions aim at increasing student engagement and achievement. The tools allow students and staff 24 hour access to these instructional resources. With students and staff having anytime, anywhere access, learning is no longer bound to the classroom walls but creates an environment where students are Ready to Innovate.

        Goal & Objective
        Equip all students to use technology actively in their learning path by constructing knowledge, collaborating, communicating and thinking globally in a 21st century environment according to age appropriate developmental expectations.

        1. Students will recognize the responsibilities and opportunities of growing up in a connected global society; the importance of digital citizenship and the impact of their digital footprint.
        2. Students will utilize technology in real-world applications to demonstrate problem-solving skills.
        3. Students will utilize technology to connect with other learners to increase their perspective, to explore locally and think globally.
        4. Students will have an increased opportunity to demonstrate multimodal learning through a variety of digital platforms, tools, and formats aligned to the learning outcome.

        Read more on the 1:1 Chromebook Initiative

      Technology Programs

      Technology Education

      • WTPS Coordinators of Educational Technology:

        Tracy Leigh
        Teacher/Coord. Ed Technology
        tleigh@wayneschools.com

        Kathryn Licwinko
        Teacher/Coord. Ed Technology
        klicwindo@wayneschools.com

         

        The WTLC  Wayne Township Learning Center Professional Development for Education

        Wayne Public Schools Educational Technology Department is committed to providing its students a 21st Century classroom environment where student creativity and engagement can foster.

         

      Internet Safety

      • Keeping children safe on their Internet journey and encouraging responsible behavior online is a common goal of parents and educators everywhere. Below are links to some of the more popular Internet Safety resources that have been developed worldwide.


        Childnet International –
        www.childnet.com

        A UK-based non-profit organization that works with partners around the world to keep children safe online. They address the negative aspects and dangers for children, as well as the creative and inspiring ways young people are using the Internet for good.

        The website displays in four languages, and offers resources for children, parents, and teachers, including links to many of their online, interactive web projects, including:

        • Kid Smart www.kidsmart.org.uk
          Education and awareness site for kids, parents, and those who work with kids. Has lots of interactive sections, including games and videos.
        • DIGIZEN  www.digizen.org
          Provdes information for educators, parents, carers, and young people to strengthen awareness and undesrtanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible digital citizens.


        Connect Safely
        www.connectsafely.org

        Connect Safely is for parents, teens, educators and everyone interested in youth safety on the fixed and mobile social Web—a big part of young people's lives. The site offers social-media safety tips for teens and parents, and resources that include The Parent's Guide to Family LinkParent's Guide to Instagram, and Parent's Guide to Tik Tok and  It also has a video library and forum and links to its sister sites: SafeKids.com, SafeTeens.com, and NetFamilyNews.org.


        Cyberbullying Research Center
        https://cyberbullying.org/

        The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. It is intended to be a resource for parents, educators, community groups and others who work with youth. Their website provides cyberbullying research, stories, cases, downloads, fact sheets, online quizzes, tips and strategies, news headlines, a frequently-updated blog, and a number of other helpful resources.


        FBI's Parent's Guide to Internet Safety  - https://www2.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm 
        and FBI Parent Resources - https://www.fbi.gov/resources/parents

        Online and downloadable brochure with helpful tips for parents to protect their children from online dangers, including pornography.


        Get Net Wise
        www.getnetwise.org

        The Get Net Wise website is designed to give users a user-friendly, easy-to-find, online resource focusing on child safety, privacy, security and spam issues. It offers tips, tutorials and other interactive tools to show users that creating a safe, secure and positive online environment is as easy as "one mouse click away" of a mouse.


        Internet Keep Safe Coalition
        www.ikeepsafe.org

        A broad partnership of governors and/or first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online. iKeepSafe uses these unique partnerships to provide safety resources for families worldwide.


        Microsoft Safety & Security Center
        www.microsoft.com/en-us/digital-skills/online-safety-resources

        Provides parents with informational how-to's so they can teach their children to use the Internet safely. Explains family safety settings for Microsoft products.


        NetSmartz Workshop
        www.netsmartz.org

        NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. It provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer online and offline. There are programs designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.


        State of New Jersey/Internet Security –
        www.nj.gov/nj/safety/internet/

        Provides informational links that include the NJ State Police's webpage offering internet tips for children, teens, and parents.


        Stay Safe Online
        www.staysafeonline.org

        The U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance's website that works to create a culture of cyber security and safety through education and awareness. NCSA has developed an abundance of information, tools, programs and activities for parents, teachers and students, including the Protect your Children program. The Tools and Resources section offers blogs, videos and a library with downloadable tip sheets and more.


        Web Wise Kids
        www.webwisekids.org

        The Web Wise Kids mission is to teach kids, parents, educators, and the community the value of making safe and wise choices in a technologically evolving world by using the same media in which kids and adults live their lives. Their site incudes a Program section, which offers challenging and realistic interactive content to reach children of all ages, as well as parents, teachers, and older teens.


        Wired Safety
        www.wiredsafety.org

        WiredSafety.org is a U.S. charity operating through its volunteers worldwide. It is the largest and oldest online safety, education, and help group in the world. It provides one-to-one help, extensive resources, information, and education to people of all ages on a multitude of Internet, mobile, gaming and interactive technology safety issues.

        • Stop Cyberbullyingwww.stopcyberbullying.org
          StopCyberbullying.org is a WiredSafety resource that provides information for K-12 students about cyberbullying prevention and proper online etiquette.