Technology On Campus
At Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, technology plays a large role in how students learn. Classrooms are technology-rich and include a projector, digital document camera and interactive whiteboard. Students use laptops, tablet hybrids (such as the Microsoft Surface) and computer labs for creating materials, researching and collaborating with their peers.
All academic spaces and common student spaces, such as the Library Media Center and cafeterias, have secure WiFi, which has also allowed PWHS to offer the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) initiative. Students can use their mobile devices in the common areas and in the classroom at their teacher's discretion. Click here for more information about BYOD.
Here's a brief overview of our academic technology solutions:
- Data Storage: Students are provided storage space on the Colonial School District server (H Drive) and access to cloud-based services, such as DropBox and Google Drive for file storage.
- Learning Management Systems/Online Courses: Canvas, EdModo, Google Drive
- Library Databases: The library catalog is online. Students can access it from anywhere online. Students may need password information to access specific databases off campus. Additional information can be obtained from the library.
- Grades and Attendance: PowerSchool
- Adobe Creative Suite (CS3) provided on PWHS-issued computers (includes Photoshop)
- Microsoft Office Suite 2007 provided on PWHS-issued computers
Using Cellphones and Other Personal Technology in Class
With a world of knowledge at their fingertips, students can use their phones, tablets or laptops as assets in the classroom -- as long as they understand when and how to use their devices appropriately.