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Technology at CAP

Vision Statement

List and links to websites/learning apps for students

The vision for use of technology at CAP is based upon the school district's educational vision and part of the overall mission of "Educating for Life". With the knowledge that the world we live in has rapidly evolved into an information-based society, we believe that the use of technology should be an integral facet of contemporary education. We see technology playing an ever-increasing role in our efforts to provide a quality educational program, to improve efficiency and effectiveness in administrative functions, and to strengthen communication within our school community.

 

We believe that a quality information technology system supports learning by:

  • Using it to enhance instruction, to support and enrich the curriculum, and to aid students in the achievement of the Pennsylvania State Standards.

  • Creating technologically literate graduates prepared to meet the challenges and expectations of the global information-age society.

  • Encouraging life-long learning and enabling students to become independent learners, critical thinkers, and contributing citizens.

  • Facilitating the students' abilities to access, analyze, synthesize and present information.

  • Fostering a positive orientation to the future, and enabling students to handle new technologies and constant change.

  • Providing equitable educational opportunities for all students.

  • Offering on-going professional development to enhance the technological skills of staff, administration and  Community Academy of Philadelphia, CS.

 

We believe that a quality information technology system provides administrative support by:

  • Providing access to information through our district-wide voice, video, and data network.

  • Supporting the efficient and effective operation and management of the district.

  • Strengthening communication with parents and our community.

  • Maintaining continuous attention and resources for technological growth.

  • Seeking out, evaluating, and incorporating new technologies where appropriate.

 

Fulfillment of this vision will enable all CAP students to reach their academic potential and will support our staff in carrying out a quality educational program.

Here are some opportunities listed below for acquiring wireless

Free Community Wi-Fi Hot-Spots:  The FCC has asked the nation’s telecommunications companies to take

the https://www.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected, which includes a commitment that vendors make their community Wi-Fi Hotspots open and free to all:

 

National Free Wi-Fi Map - https://www.wifimap.io/.  Many of these locations are restaurants that are now closed, but their parking lots may continue to have active service.

 

Low-Cost Home Internet:  Several companies have low-cost, home-based Internet for low-income households. 

  • Comcast/Xfinity – Comcast will offer new residential, low-income customers its $9.95-per-month Internet Essentials program free for 60 days. The company is also boosting the internet service speeds in this program from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps, which qualifies the service as high-speed broadband under FCC guidelines.Comcast will also suspend data caps for 60 days. https://internetessentials.com/

  • AT&T – AT&T’s Access program provides $10/month home-based Internet to limited income households.Also offering two months of free service to new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020 ($10/mo thereafter) and waiving all home internet data overage fees.

        https://digitalyou.att.com/low-cost-internet/

  • Charter Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) - Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.