Chapel Hill-Carrboro's Instructional Technology & Media programs are committed to ensuring that students are prepared to navigate our technology-rich 21st century world. Playing an increasingly significant role in the learning process, technology can no longer be thought of as an add-on content area but as an integral component of all content areas throughout the curriculum.

The foundational beliefs supporting the Instructional Technology & Media program include:
  • Instruction should be engaging and relevant for all students
  • Students must have global access to information and materials
  • Learning is a collaborative process
  • Educational opportunities are not confined by the schoolhouse walls
  • Access to technology must be equitable for all students
  • Teachers should model the meaningful use of technology
The Instructional Technology and Media programs in CHCCS follow the IMPACT guidelines as outlined by the NC Department of Public Instruction.

Students at McDougle Elementary School are living in an age when being a thoughtful digital citizen is a must. The tools they have at their fingertips demand they understand how to use them responsibly. Our instructional technologist and media specialist meet with all students several times a year to help teach students how to navigate the digital terrain. Students learn about visiting websites that are "just right", choosing effective passwords, digital footprints, and much more. Many of these lessons are culled from a valuable website called Common Sense Media. This site has a wealth of information for families such as reviews of movies, apps, books and television. Additionally, there are guides about modern trends in education and how parents can help their children at home. Click on the link to learn more about this resource.

Digital Citizenship Headlines

With the abundance of technological tools, it can be hard to know which ones are kid appropriate. Below you will find a table of just some of the apps that we use at McDougle Elementary. These are all great apps that touch on a variety of subject areas. 

iPad Apps