Tech For Parents

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Canvas Instructure Learning Management System

This school year, we have begun using the Canvas learning management system.  According to the Canvas website, "Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place. It integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps, empowering teachers and students with countless tools to make teaching and learning easier and more fun."  

Teachers in grades 3-12 have already started using Canvas to assist in their daily workflow.  As a parent, you may be wondering what Canvas looks like for your child.  Take a look at the links below to learn how you can create an account which allows you to observe what your child is doing in their courses: 

Parent Login Instructions - Web Version


Canvas Parent

 

Canvas Parent App

 You can also download the Canvas Parent app on any Android device, iPhone or iPad.  Please note: You will need to create a new account if you have already signed up using the Web Version (shown above).  Use the guide linked below to help you get started.

Canvas Parent App Guide

Alert SolutionsWe have recently implemented a new school notification system called Alert Solutions.  This notification system is loaded with new features that will make it easier for us to keep in contact with your family.  To guarantee the messaging system is used efficiently, we will need to confirm your contact information is accurate and up-to-date at all times.   

Please be sure to update your notification preferences by clicking on Alert Solutions 2 under Navigation on left side of your screen. Then click on Contact Preference Tab to make changes. You can change how messages are sent, for your student. If you want to add/delete contact information, please contact your school office during regular hours. 

Link to Parent Portal/Alert Solutions

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Keep your kids tech-savvy and tech-safe!

Have a question or digital dilemma? Here you will find age-appropriate guidelines for your family plus videos and articles to help with the tough conversations. You’ll find information about cyber-bullying, setting screen time limits, privacy and internet safety, social media, and learning with technology.  Check it out HERE!

At LASD, keeping your child safe online is of utmost importance.  Take a moment to look through the links below that provide valuable information, suggestions, and movies regarding online safety.

FBI Kids Online Safety Tips

NetSmartz Presentations

My Mobile Watchdog

Kids Health Internet Safety

Disney Internet Safety Tips

Tips to Stop Cyber-bullying

 

Other Helpful Guides: 

iPad information and Acceptable Use Policy



Student iPad Apps

ipadAre you interested in finding out how you can help enhance your child's learning at home?  Many of the iPad apps that our students use are great for practicing math facts, reading, and more.  Click on your child's grade level below to learn more about the iPad apps your child is currently using at school.  

 

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Middle School

High School


Internet Resources  

No WiFi?  wifi

The city of Ludington has many businesses that offer free WiFi.

 

 

Restaurants:
Big Boy
Hamlin Grocery
Jamesport Brewing Company
James Street Station
Le Serving Spoon
Luciano’s Ristoranti
Old Hamlin
Riverflats Coffee & Tea
Spanky’s Pizza
McDonald’s

Lodging:
Best Western Lakewinds
Holiday Inn Express
Ludington Pier House Motel
Nova Motel
Baymont Inn & Suites
Stearns Motor Inn
Ventura Motel
Sunset Bluff Resort
Vacation Station RV Resort
Redolencia
House of Flavors

Parks:
City Park
Stearns Park & Beach
Waterfront Park

Other:
Mason County District Library
Bookmark

          

Technology Director

Andy Klevorn

Instructional Technology Coach

Carrie Moeggenberg

Computer Technician

Jen Collins