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21st Century Learning, Power Tools & BYOD

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Last updated on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

At Ancaster Senior Public School we learn in many ways and focus on:

  • personalized, collaborative inquiry-based learning

  • blended learning which means mixing up how we learn individually and together face-to-face and online 

  • using technology to enhance how we learn with and from others in our physical and digital worldkids learning 2

In today’s 21st century world, students and staff, in fact all of us, leverage mobile devices and technology for learning whether it be to communicate, research, collaborate and access information.

Each ASPS classroom is provisioned with technology (laptops, ipods, ipads & more) and our school has wireless access.  Our learning spaces blend face-to-face and online learning in many ways each and every day. 


We use many tools to enhance our learning at ASPS and it is important to know how to access and login these tools.  

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You will be spending alot of time with your peers and your teachers using these power tools for learning!  

ASPS is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school.
With parent consent, you may bring  your own device to school for learning during instructional time.  If you choose to bring your own devices, you are responsible for the care and well-being of the device.  The school is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged devices.

When accessing a device in class under the direction of the teacher,
you are to remain focused on learning!

  • You will be asked to secure your device in a holder while in class.
  • Texts or phone calls are not permitted during instructional time and must be made at the office with staff permission.
  • Absolutely no picture or video taking at any time of other students or adults while on school grounds.
  • Devices are to be locked in lockers during the eating portion of lunch (11-11:20am).
  • Devices may be used during lunch for personal reasons only between 11:20 am – 12:00 pm.  
  • Parents are asked to text or call you before school, at lunch or after school and not to disturb you during class time.
  • If there is an emergency or illness, you are to report to the office with the permission of your teacher to contact your parents or a caregiver.

NOTE:  No accessing your device while traveling from class to class.
NOTE:  No earbuds in or use of devices when walking in the hallways.

Locker Access before and after gym or fitness class is permitted.

1.  All students may go to their locker before and after gym or fitness class.
2.  Locker access is to allow students to retrieve gym equipment and to secure any electronic devices (phones, ipods, ereaders, tablets, laptops) or valuables.
3.  No electronic / mobile devices are permitted in the changerooms at anytime.
4.  No devices are permitted in pockets during gym or fitness class, on the stage in the gym or on the shelves in the fitness room.