MAINE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE
Lincoln, like other schools in our district, is a part of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI). MLTI began in 2009 and it was designed so that students in middle school and high school have access to one-to-one technology. We believe that student's education benefits greatly from a thoughtful balance of technology and other methods of learning.
All the school issued devices are educational tools rather than personal devices. These tools help our students to expand their skills in technology integration, research, and presentation. Students will have access to alternate ways of doing and submitting work when they do not have access to technology.
FOR PARENTS OF SIXTH GRADERS
At Lincoln Middle School, sixth grade students use laptops - MacBook Airs. These devices are property of the Portland Public Schools Technology Program. These computers stay at school, and do not go home.
FOR PARENTS OF SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADERS
Seventh and eighth grade students receive MacBook Airs as well, these however are property of the State of Maine. In order for seventh and eighth grade students to take their laptops home, parents must view our Technology Orientation video at Open House or it can be viewed on your own time (see below) and sign the appropriate technology forms. Students are NOT required to take their computer home. If you wish to have seventh or eighth graders keep their computer at school, even if they previously had permission, please contact house teachers to arrange this.
All parents are strongly encouraged to participate in the Protection Plan through the school. This covers most repairs and unintentional damage. If parents do not participate, they will be billed for any required repairs.
To access the Protection Plan please click link below:
LMS Tech Video 2016 from Lincoln Middle School on Vimeo.