Instructional Technology Programs

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Seesaw (Grades K–2) 
Seesaw For Schools is a digital app-based platform that allows students, teachers, and parents/guardians to share classroom work. 

On Seesaw
Students can complete assignments, upload pictures, grow their learner portfolio, and communicate with their teachers. 
Teachers can design assignments aligned with their curriculum, send whole class messages, comment on/grade student work, and communicate with connected families.  
Parents can see their child’s approved work; send and receive messages from teachers; and leave text or voice comments on their child’s work. 

Information for Parents
What is Seesaw?
How to Use Seesaw as a Family Member
Get Connected on Seesaw

For more information on accessing Seesaw’s parent portal, please contact your child’s classroom teacher. 

Schoology (Grades 3–12)
Schoology is a learning platform that allows students, teachers, and parents/guardians to collaborate and communicate.

Students can:
view course content and messages
turn in assignments/tests/quizzes
participate in class discussions
join groups

Teachers can:
post assignments
create/share class materials
engage students in moderated discussions
share class announcements

Parents can:
see the classes and groups their child is enrolled in
view upcoming assignments and due dates
read school/class announcements
see grades posted in Schoology

Information for Parents
For information on how to log into Schoology, click here.
For more information on Schoology Parent Access,
click here

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

Staff and students in the Germantown School District will exercise good digital citizenship practices:
Use school technologies only for teaching and learning-related activities; 
Follow the same guidelines for safe, respectful, responsible behavior online that I am expected to follow offline; 
Be cautious to protect the safety of myself and others; 
Treat school technology tools/resources responsibly and alert staff if there is any problem with their operation; 
Encourage positive, constructive discussion when collaborating or communicating;
Alert a teacher or other adult staff member if I see threatening/bullying, inappropriate, or harmful content (images, messages, posts) online; 
Respect the intellectual and digital property rights of others by citing sources when appropriate; 
Recognize that use of school technologies is a privilege and treat it as such;
Be mindful of media balance and monitor how much time I am are spending in front of a screen

Information for Parents
Teaching children good digital citizenship skills requires a partnership between the school district and families. It is important to have conversations with your child about best practices when using technology and modeling those best practices at home.  

For more information about how to have conversations with your child or resources on digital citizenship please visit: Common Sense Media.

Additional Resources
8 Ways to Be a Good Digital Citizen
Are you web-aware? A checklist for parents

Julia Leeson
Director of Instructional Technology
jleeson@gsdwi.org
262-946-9100

HelpDesk
helpdesk@gsdwi.org
262-502-7150

Seesaw

Schoology

Schoology