North Kansas City Schools believes that to more effectively prepare students for life in today's fast-paced and connected world, they must be engaged and learning at school in the same fashion that they are engaged and learning outside of school. Because technology plays a key role in all aspects of industry, this means being adaptable to innovation, digitally savvy, and virtually connected.
Providing a laptop to every high school student and an iPad for K-8 students (often referred to as "one-to-one," or abbreviated "1:1") is just one of many strategies NKC Schools employs to prepare students for success. In a 1:1 learning environment, students are provided devices to better equip them for anytime-anywhere learning, and teachers receive continued professional development to better equip them to provide innovative instruction.
Some of the benefits of putting a device in the hands of every student include:
- More effective development of 21st century skills in students
- More equitable digital access amongst students
- More effective student-centered learning activities
- Improved differentiated instruction
- Increased student engagement
- Increased opportunity to effectively utilize online resources
- Better prepared students for typical collegiate learning environments
- Improved skills and attitudes related to technology and innovation for staff
TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK
Our expert Technology Department staff are here to assist students and staff in accessing, and troubleshooting district software and hardware. The Help Desk is available in person and via phone from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on business days. Students and staff may also submit a ticket online, or "chat live" with a Help Desk Representative.
816-321-43576469 N. Prospect Ave. Gladstone, MO. 64119
Instructional Technology Videos
Our Instructional Technology team helps to implement technology in classrooms and support students, staff and families in using these services. Their YouTube channel is a repository of hundreds of videos explaining how to use common resources like Canvas, Box, Seesaw and more! Translated videos are available in Arabic, Karen, Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese.
As another layer of support, NKC Schools began offering convenient, virtual Parent University sessions in 2020. Several of these sessions were recorded for later viewing and reference. Check out the topics below for support.