The Vision

To support the Magellan Mission by ensuring our students and educators are highly contributing members of an evolving technological and global society. 

The Mission


Students: 
  • To engage students as producers rather than consumers of knowledge. 
  • To better facilitate collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving, thus giving students a competitive edge in an increasingly technological society. 
  • To empower students with a selection of educational and productivity tools to support anytime, anywhere learning. 
Teachers: 
  • To support teachers in their implementation of best practices, enabling them to promote students as pilots of their learning, not just passengers along for the ride.
  • To increase learning outcomes by enabling teachers to differentiate instruction through increased access to pre and formative assessment tools 
  • To empower teachers with a selection of educational and productivity tools to support anytime, anywhere learning. 
Community: 
  • To encourage participation in a global community

Instructional Initiatives For Technology

The Magellan Charter School has established instructional initiatives for technology for grades three through eight. Based on the North Carolina Information and Technology Essentials, these instructional initiatives support a process-oriented curriculum and enhance the school’s dedication to learning through "interactive, hands-on, inquiry-based, problem solving experiences".

Magellan students and teachers use Windows 7 laptop or Chromebook technology with access to Microsoft Office applications and/or Google Apps for Education as well as other software and web-based applications. Classrooms are outfitted with a variety of technologies including data projectors, interactive white boards, document cameras, digital cameras, and printers.

Technology (3rd, 4th and 5th)

Teachers and students in grades three through five have access to technology tools for teaching and learning. Each classroom is equipped with a cart of at least ten laptops to use for small group work. Computers are often shared across the grade level to allow for whole class use. A variety of software is used including web-based programs such as Typing Club, Study Island, First in Math, and Reflex Math. Teachers integrate technology in many ways as a tool to enhance and support their students' learning. Small sets of iPad tablets are also available for student and teacher use.

Technology (6th - 8th)

Students in the middle school grades at Magellan participate in the Navigator Program-our 1:1 initiative which provides an ultra-portable laptop to each student for use 24/7. Technology resources are utilized across the curriculum to enhance learning, and engage students in research, exploration, collaboration, and project creation. 




Technology Plan

Magellan currently follows the North Carolina Digital Teaching and Learning Plan. Previous plans and initiatives can be found here:

Policies, Procedures, & Guidelines

All Policies, procedures and guidelines have been updated to include the fundamentals of 21st Century Education and Information & Technology Skills and to be consistent with our current technology mission and corresponding technology plan.

Policies Required

  1. Materials Selection Policy  (GS §115c-98(b))

  2. Disposal of Equipment / Replacement of Obsolete Equipment (GS §115c-518)

  3. Hardware and Software Procurement (GS § 115c-522, 115c-522.1)

  4. Copyright and Plagiarism Policy (PL §94-553, 90 Stat. 2541),

  5. Acceptable Use Policy (PL §106-554)

  6. Donation Policy (GS §115C-518)

  7. Data Privacy Policy (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99 (FERPA))

  8. Inventory Control Policy (GS §115c-539, 115c-102.6A-C(5))

  9. Access to Services Policy (GS §115c-106.2)

  10. Online Assessment and Instruction Policy

  11. Advertising and Commercialism Policy (GS §115c-98) (Procurement and gifts ethics)

  12. Internet Safety and Ethical Use including Cyberbullying and Harassment(Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, CIPA, FERPA, GS 115C-407

  13. E-Mail Distribution Policy

  14. Responsible Use Policy