Technology Fast Facts
Streamlined access to digital security take center stage
Upload a biology lab report. Download and read an historical document. Scroll through teacher comments. Contribute to an online literature discussion. These activities are part of everyday learning in Minnetonka, thanks to well-trained teachers and carefully selected technology tools that help deliver engaging education. With digital curriculum and 120 educational apps literally at their fingertips, our students are learning to dig deeper, apply knowledge and solve problems in every subject—from math to music.
Single Sign-On: Secure access for students, families and staff
With more than 10,000 user accounts belonging to minors, system security is a high priority for the District’s technology team. By filtering what gets in through email, malicious websites, and other blatant hacks, we can protect children from inappropriate content that can be found on the Web. With enhanced filtering, all District devices prohibit inappropriate sites regardless of whether the device is on or off campus. All District apps are rated for age 13 or younger, and the App store is controlled for District-approved apps only. Teachers also encourage families to use similar filters (such as OpenDNS.com) and set restrictions for children who use home computers, WiFi networks or a personal cell phone.
Developing responsible creators and consumers of technology
To help students understand their responsibility in the proper use of technology—what we call Digital Health and Wellness—Minnetonka is delivering grade-appropriate curriculum like Common Sense Media to guide students on how to make good choices, identify inappropriate content and prevent hurtful cyber bullying. Students are also reminded about the permanence and searchability of their digital footprint and the importance of safeguarding personal information.
Open the link below to view instructions for students and parents on the technology tools used for e-learning in Minnetonka.
Submit questions and feedback online and receive a response within one business day through the Family Technology Helpdesk.