To prepare students for the unprecedented opportunities that await citizens of the 21st century, DVUSD recognizes that a thorough understanding of technology is essential for extraordinary learning opportunities. Educational technology, thoughtfully and appropriately applied, will enhance not only the learner-centered experiences of all students, but also the professional growth of DVUSD’s faculty and staff. Integrating technology into the classroom environment can transform student learning experiences and increase opportunities for students to think critically, work collaboratively, and function in today’s society.
Tech RichAll DVUSD high schools operate in a Tech Rich environment with all students offered an iPad to use at home and school. The one-to-one mobile devices, along with student’s own technology devices, allow teachers to design learning experiences using e-textbooks with embedded links, video, 3D graphics, simulations, collaborative publishing, and instant access to reference information. Teachers use the SAMR technology pedagogical model to guide technology integration in the classroom. For more information about SAMR, click here.DVUSD uses Canvas as the Learning Management System. Canvas allows teachers to post assignments, links, quizzes, and information on a digital platform. Students can access course materials and participate in digital discussion boards anytime and anywhere with internet access. Parents can view the course materials by creating their own user account (instructions).