Technology & Innovation
Every day, staff and students are innovating at Mason. Teachers are constantly designing and re-designing lessons, looking for new ways to engage students while support staff refine practices and processes. We celebrate and encourage these innovations because we know how important it is for us to help our students be prepared for life after Mason City Schools.
Great innovations became great through quality feedback. We encourage our staff, students, families, and community members to help us improve and to get involved. Feedback makes us better.
We track larger innovations through an Objectives and Key Results goal setting framework. Take a look at our Vision & OKR page to learn about our Research & Development (R&D) OKR for 2022-2023.
Students at Mason benefit from a one to one environment where every student has access to a Chromebook or iPad depending on their grade level. In addition to having a Chromebook or iPad personally assigned to each student, students have access to additional technology throughout the building that's developmentally appropriate.
To make learning environments more personal and purposeful for our students, we provide our youngest learners from preschool through first grade an iPad. As students progress into second grade, they are assigned a Chromebook. Each teacher decides whether or not students can bring home the technology based on what they're doing within their class.
There's great power in technology, but we view it as a tool, not a replacement for sound instruction. Technology usage varies from student to student, class to class and grade to grade, by design. Our commitment to a more personalized learning environment keeps us centered and ensures that there's no "one size fits all environment."
Shonda Marburger Administrative Assistant 513.398.0474 ext. 20206 Get Tech Support* OR copy and paste the email address below into a new message: *firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you trying to figure out which one of the systems to go to for a particular function? Check out our System Overview Matrix
Are you Wondering how to login to one of our systems as a family member? Visit our Family System Login GuiDE
Dustin LaFolletteMECC Technician, Phone & Networking Administration-
Brian RichterME & MI Technician, Mobile Device Management Administration
Brian SchroederMMS Technician, and Operations Tech Administration
Lloyd ZachariasMHS Technician, Server Administration, Google Administration, and Networking Administration
Carla MoserDistrict inventory, repair, deployment, and recovery
Greg ArmstrongDistrict Office Technician, Server Administration, Networking Administration, and Google Administration
Technology opens doors for students to create, find, design, and unleash their curiosity to solve worthy challenges.
We put guardrails in place to protect them as much as possible along the way.
- Chromebooks - When can my child expect a new Chromebook?
- Parental Controls - What if I want additional restrictions put on my child's Chromebook?
- Schoology - What is it?
- Mason Connects - What is it?
- Seesaw - What is it?
- Systems & Sites - There are so many places to go! How do I figure out which site to visit?
- Technology Fee - Why am I charged a technology fee?
- Tech Support - How do I get help?
- Web Filter - How does the web filter work?