Welcome to Technology at MCMS!

Learning to be safe, responsible and respectful information consumers and creators with technology is an important piece of a Maranacook Middle School experience. Each student is issued a MacBook Air and is given instruction on how to take care of and maintain their learning device. They are taught and expected to take responsibility for their laptop as well as develop personal strategies to improve organization, productivity, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and effective communication over the course of their time here. Teachers support them by designing lessons and projects where students continually apply and refine their tech skills while learning the required subject matter. Teachers and advisors assist them in making positive choices with technology in and out of school. Some may make poor choices along the way, but we have many safeguards in place here at school to protect them and help them learn from these mistakes. We try to work with parents as a team and look forward to working with you to help your son or daughter be a safe, respectful and responsible digital citizen.

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Articles that may be helpful to parents:

TikTok- What Parents Need to Know

What Parents Should Know about Snapchat

Social Media Tips

Apps and Websites Kids are Heading to After Facebook

What Parents Need to Know About Technology Addiction

Guide to Cyberbullying Laws

2020-21 Student Laptop Parent Presentation

Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Mission statement: “Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.”

Netsmartz: http://www.netsmartz.org/

“Parenting wired kids can be difficult, especially if you didn’t grow up with the same technologies. These resources can help”

Cyberwise: https://www.cyberwise.org/

“Cyberwise is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art resources for BUSY grown-ups who want to help youth use digital media confidently and safely.”

Denise Churchill

Technology Integration Specialist


207-685-3128 ext. 1111