Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) concept provides for the use of computers and other technology devices to digitally store, create, receive and organize information in our schools. Staff uses the technology to organize lessons, record student marks and attendance and provide strategies for students. Students use computers to conduct research on the Internet, prepare project and reports and work with a variety of specific software for school activities.
The main communication tool used by schools and regional school operations offices is one called First Class. First Class is a collaborative suite of communications tools that enables staff not only to have access to create, send and receive email, but also to participate in online conferences on a number of topics of professional interest.
The regional IT Coordinators work with staff to further develop the use of collaborative tools, conduct in-services on technology and advise on software and hardware purchases that best benefit students.
A number of schools are equipped with computers for students with special needs.
The Department of Education are involved in several technology-based projects
as a partner or developer:
Nunavut Community Access Program (CAP)
The Community Access Program (CAP) is an initiative developed by Industry Canada to help provide Canadians with affordable public access to the Internet and the skills to utilize it effectively. Under CAP, local schools, libraries and community centers act as "on-ramps" to the Information Highway and provide computers and support on how to make the best use of the Internet.
Computers for Schools Program (CFS)
Computers for Schools is a national program that provides gently used computers to schools that cannot afford to purchase technology new.
CAP and CFS Coordinator - Darlene Thompson
Regional School Operations IT Coordinators:
The Department of Education has three Information Technology Coordinators to provide schools with information and advice on technology purchases and strategies. As a resource for schools, the IT Coordinators ensure students have access the best possible computers and other technologies.
For more information, please contact the school operations office in your region: