Technology Guiding Principles

At Marin Horizon School, we use technology as a tool to amplify student learning. Technology is not taught in isolation, but is integrated into the curriculum to create a real world and challenging learning environment for all.

Conscious of and intentional about its vast possibilities, our school sets high ethical standards for technology use and teaches students how to be responsible digital citizens.

We continually evaluate our use of technology to support exploration and innovation both within and beyond the classroom.

Digital Citizenship:

Marin Horizon School uses Common Sense Media as well as other resources to integrate the teaching of media literacy and digital citizenship. Broad-based rules the students hear repeatedly include:
  1. Be Kind.
  2. Nothing is truly deleted.
  3. What is your digital footprint and digital tattoo?
  4. Do not do anything on a digital device that your Grandmother would not be proud to see or hear.

4th & 5th Grade Technology

Technology Equipment
  • Digital projection in every room
  • Document cameras
  • 4th Grade class set of ipads
  • 5th grade 1-1 stay at school iPads
4th/5th Grade Scope of Work
  • Keyboarding
  • Basic word processing
  • Basic podcasting
  • Multi-media presentation
  • Basic cloud computing
  • Collaborative applications to support curriculum
4th and 5th grade students are taught to use Microsoft OneDrive for cloud file storage. The OneDrive can be accessed on any device with an Internet connection.

Middle School Technology

Technology Equipment
  • Digital projection in every room
  • Document cameras
  • 6th grade 1-1 stay at school iPads
  • 7th and 8th 1-1 stay at school Mac laptops
6th Grade Scope of Work
  • Keyboarding
  • Basic word processing
  • Multi-media presentation software
  • Basic email and cloud computing
  • Intro to wikis
  • Scanning
  • Basic podcasting
  • Basic movie editing
  • iPad applications to support curriculum
  • Collaborative applications to support curriculum
7th Grade Scope of Work
  • Keyboarding
  • Basic word processing, multi-media presentation software, and intro to spreadsheets
  • Email and cloud computing
  • Collaborative applications to support curriculum
  • Scanning
  • Podcasting
  • Digital photography and editing
  • Movie editing
  • Intro web design
  • E-portfolios
  • Digital authoring
8th Grade Scope of Work
  • Keyboarding
  • Basic word Processing, multi-media presentation software, and spreadsheets
  • Email and cloud computing
  • Collaborative applications to support curriculum
  • Scanning
  • Podcasting
  • Digital photography and editing
  • Movie editing
  • Web design
  • E-portfolios
  • Digital authoring
  • Intro to coding