Students receive dedicated weekly technology classes in a computer lab that is equipped with desk tops for each student. Skills are developed in word processing, multimedia presentation, internet safety, digital citizenship, basic computer programming (Coding, Scratch, and creating QR Codes), keyboarding and parts of the computer. They learn to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and have access to assorted software programs and selected websites that enhance instruction in math, reading and language arts. Teachers have the additional resource of two carts of laptops so they may successfully implement innovative 1:1 technology strategies in their academic goals.
Robotics is introduced to our students at grade appropriate levels as part of our STEM learning program.
As practiced throughout the school, technology is integrated into the classroom via cross-curricular projects. Additionally, Grades 1 and 2 have the use of new (2017) Samsung Android Tablets and Grades 3 and 4 utilize Dell Laptops (there are 2 carts – one for 3rd and one for 4th). 3rd and 4th grade students also have a Microsoft Office 365 account in which to save work done on the computer at school (in the Computer Lab or on a laptop) and to be able to access their documents at home. The students are also introduced to using flash drives as well as utilizing the Cloud.