Technology

Students, if you need help with your Chromebook or tech related issues please email tech@ep309.org.

For help with Skyward, please email rjenkins@ep309.org

For help with logging into your Chromebook or gmail, please email tech@ep309.org

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program - Discounted Internet!

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

About the Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;

  • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

Click here to get more information and apply!

As our district implements our 1:1 Technology Initiative, the IT Department plays a few major roles:

  • Provide technology-based professional development for teachers, staff, and administration

  • Assist classroom teachers with designing and implementing effective formative activities that utilize multiple forms of technologies, or educational tools and resources all while increasing student engagement

  • Identify and model best practices associated with the district's technology integration plan and meet regularly with staff and administration to use technology to support differentiated learning

  • Lead a District Technology Team focused on gathering and interpreting data regarding the efficacy of the district's technology implementation plan

Technology In Action

I use webquests all the time to teach content in my classroom. Instead of lecturing the students I use technology to help them discover the answers for themselves.

- Kevin Collins, Social Studies


Everyone in the class has a graphing calculator at all times (Desmos.com). No more sharing one set of graphing calculators between multiple teachers or asking students to buy $90 calculators. Students also get instant feedback on homework and tests with forms and spreadsheets.

- Laura Moore, Math


We took a virtual tour of Pompeii in World History... many of our students will never get the experience to travel and the technology we have allows them to "be there"!

- Jenny Lamb, Social Studies


I know that storyboards can be created the "old fashioned" way, but Tracy Otten and I had success with the website www.storyboardthat.com when we used it with our seniors after studying Macbeth. The free version allowed quite a few options, and for the most part, the students seemed to enjoy it!

- Teresa Eberle, English


My comp kids make podcasts that highlight a problem-solution topic regarding the school or community. It's still something that they couldn't create without technology.

- Casey Pfeifer, English


I have students look up songs and play a song for class (usually using YouTube) and then they have to create a presentation explaining the lyrics for a literal meaning as well as a deeper (2nd or even 3rd) level of meaning. i.e. analyzing text, in this case song lyrics, for deeper meaning.

- Justin Yang, English


Verb conjugation practice online: there is no way I could check that many students' work in the same amount of time as online drills allow. Nearpod with activities: it allows feedback on lessons at whichever intervals I set.

- Jenny Norman, Foreign Language