About Technology

  • To be considered a functional, literate and well-educated individual in modern society, it is imperative to develop media literacy.  In a democracy, the point of technology education is to prepare students to be morally responsible citizens, actively participating in creating the nation's technological future, rather than merely reacting to it as passive consumers. To that end, Hawthorne school integrates technology into our curriculum in many ways. 
    In our classrooms, teachers engage their learners and enhance instruction by employing digital projection, interactive whiteboards, and voice amplification devices. Hawthorne is also fortunate to have a wealth of devices for our students to use, including:
    48 ipod touch units 
    40 ipads 
    30 laptops in a mobile cart
    120 Chrome books in mobile carts
    26 PCs in our computer lab 
    Students use this equipment to access curriculum course-ware, create projects, and practice keyboarding skills.  
    To view examples of student work (digital or otherwise) visit our Student Showcase page! 

Technology Use Forms

  • In order to use Hawthorne's equipment, students and parents must sign the MCPS Acceptable Use Agreement (also known as the "AUP").  This form serves as a promise to use our equipment reponsibly.  In addition, students in grades 3-4-5 are able to use Google Apps For Education (also known as "GAFE").  GAFE is an important suite of tools including word processing, slideshow, spreadsheet, drawing, and more.  Please contact me is you have any questions regarding our technology use. Thanks!

     AUP (Acceptable Use Policy)

     GAFE form (Google Apps For Education)