Maine Township High School District 207 has long been a leader in the use of technology among schools
, most notably as Google's first-ever K-12 partner with Google Apps for Education, now called G Suite. An understanding of the broad use of information and technology around the world in the 21st Century requires that schools look different than they once did. Memorizing facts and providing formulaic solutions to teachers are not the type of innovative skills that students need to prepare for their futures. Rather, they must be creative, critical thinkers who can find and evaluate information and use that to solve complex problems.
Technology in Maine 207 is designed to support authentic and problem-based learning opportunities for students while also ensuring that staff members and the community at-large benefit from innovative and efficient solutions.
Maine 207 students and staff members have access to the full range of G Suite tools, on their Chromebooks and across devices. Maine 207 students and staff can access G Suite by simply logging into Gmail
, Inbox by Gmail
, or Drive
with their Maine 207 account.
Students and staff members in Maine 207 are provided with Chromebooks. While a number of different models are currently in use, and new models are being explored all the time, Chromebooks offer a fast, secure, economical, and reliable way to get work done. Read more about Maine 207's 1:1 Chromebook program for students
When students or staff members identify that something is not working right, either with their Chromebook or another device, the network, or an online service, a help request
should be filed. Alternatively, students and staff members are invited to visit the ChromeDepot at each school for assistance and support.
Technology purchases are typically more complex than one might imagine, particularly given everything from Maine 207's secure enterprise-class network to concerns related to data security related to student and staff information. As a result, the tech purchasing process should always begin by completing the Maine 207 Technology Purchasing Form in Eduphoria
. This form covers everything from devices to software to online subscriptions, and purchases should not be made prior to the completion of the approval process. Typically, the actual purchase will be made by District Technology staff, who will also ensure correct set-up prior to the device, software, or service being put in use by students or staff.