Technology in Education

Technology in education is nothing new. It’s been around for decades in various forms. Beginning in the 1980s we saw computer labs begin to form in schools as a way to introduce students to the idea of technology to students.

This was the time that technology really began to take off. Schools offered computer courses and even programming for the younger grades in BASIC and LOGO (remember the triangular “turtle” that would make shapes on the screen?) It was during this timeframe that famous computers like the Apple IIe, and the Commodore 64 began to take off and computers started to take root in people’s homes.

Starting in 2004, students in 7th and 8th grade, and many high school students, have been handed a laptop in a one-to-one program known as MLTI in an effort to familiarize students with emerging technology, make use of technology as an educational tool to enhance the learning process, and to make the lives of teachers easier. 

Now every student in MSAD 75 from grade 5 to grade 12 has a laptop assigned to them in an effort to instill a respect for technology and as a tool for use in education. No longer do we spend time on how a computer works, or how to use one (most students have a very good idea as to how a computer works by the time they arrive at school now). Instead, technology is used as a way to help students prepare for the world outside of the hallowed educational halls.

One of the most important pieces of education around technology is helping students to become good digital citizens. This is done by talking about topics such as cyber bullying and harassment, copyright law, and more.

It is the responsibility of the students, teachers, and administrators to properly care for their laptops to ensure they are returned in “like new condition.” Damage that is incurred must be repaired as soon as possible. Students will be given clear instructions on the proper use and care of their Chromebooks and will be expected to follow the MAMS Acceptable Use Policy for laptops. Students will be billed per incident for damages that they are responsible for:

1st incident $10
2nd incident $25
3rd incident $50

You can learn more by visiting the links below:

 Technology Support

 Technology Integration

 Digital Citizenship



Middle School Technology Support Leader: TBD
Phone: 729-2950

Library Media Specialist
Karen Silverman
Phone: 207-729-2950 x7634
Email:     [email protected]
K-12 Technology Integrator
Ryan Palmer
Email:     [email protected]

K-12 Technology Integrator
Corrie Calderwood
Email:     [email protected]

Learning Commons Ed Tech
Joyce Rogers  
Phone:     729-2950 ext. 7634
Email:     [email protected]

Learning Commons Ed Tech
Candice Wright
Phone:     729-2950 ext. 7635
Email:     [email protected]


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