Heather Fleming, M.S. Ed.
As the Director of Information Technology for Maritime, I am responsible for all technology evaluation, purchasing, implementation, and integration from the network to the desktop.
I enjoy bringing in new technology for the Cadets to use and working directly with the teachers to integrate it into the classroom. The Cadets currently have access to HP workstations and laptops, Apple iPads, and Samsung Chromebooks in various classroom and mobile lab settings. All Cadets are provided with a Google Apps for Education account to facilitate interactions with teachers on assignments and the ability to work from home and access their papers online back in school. Email and document sharing has been a huge success!
We have provided all Cadets with an individual access to: Google Classroom and Gmail; network logons; eSchool's Student Portal; Discovery Education; Castle Learning. The students can now interact with their teachers on papers, using Gmail, Google Classroom, and Google Drive, to save documents to their personal accounts and work on them from home and on any internet capable device. We are moving toward a real world, college ready, level of assignment and document access for our students so learning does not stop when they leave the building. The amount of technology and the quality of it's integration into our Cadets' daily schedule continues to increase year after year as we keep up with the latest technology devices and trends. Using their student portal account, Cadets can see what assignments are due and their current grades. Cadets are encouraged to log in on a regular basis to stay on top of their assignments.
Detailed information on the technology at Maritime can be found on our Technology Page.
We started improving our home schooling program for Cadets who have medical reasons for not being allowed in school for extended periods of time. Using Google Hangouts, the Cadets attend their classes virtually and get credit for lab time while fully participating in class. This is a great advantage over home tutoring and we are proud to be moving in this direction.
I welcome the challenges inherent in updating technology to help ensure our Cadets are ready for life after high school. If you have any questions about, or wish to discuss, Maritime's technology, our acceptable use policy, Parent and Student Portal, or our initiatives, please feel free to contact me.