Welcome to Digital Life at the Mid-High
Digital media connects us in more social and interactive ways than ever before. At Westmount, we provide many technology resources to enhance the learning experience. It is important for students to understand and exercise personal responsibility in their use of all of these resources.
Students coming into grade 5 are not expected to bring their own technology to school, although they are welcome to do so if it will support their learning needs. Grade 5 students will, instead, have access to a class set of Chromebook devices allowing them to explore digital citizenship, safety, and the role of technology as a tool to support their learning. The grade 5 teaching team will work with students to integrate the technology into their classroom learning. With guidance and support through the grade 5 year, students will gain an understanding of how technology fits into their world as a learner, and their responsibility to use technology in a safe and ethical manner, preparing them for bringing their own device in grade 6.