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Technology

 Instructional Technology

The School Technology Instructional Assistant (STIA) teaches computer programs for grades 1-5. Students learn basic skills and apply those skills when learning, collaborating and creating. Students receive direct instruction weekly in the classroom along with the teachers' support. The STIA applies district approved software intervention programs for math and reading. The STIA also supports the integration of technology in the classroom using Chromebooks and iPads to create rigorous and relevant learning projects. 

 

Technology/Media Program

The technology program teaches children technology skills appropriate for their age while enhancing classroom learning. Students receive thorough, standards-based instruction in the classroom. Students learn computer skills such as keyboarding, word processing, and coding. Instruction includes Google Apps (Docs, Spreadsheets, Drawing), graphing and spreadsheets, Internet use, visual learning, Art and Music instruction, introductory programming (grades 3-5). Student receives weekly instruction.  At all grade levels, Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies are integrated into lessons and projects. Lessons may also include extension activities for these subjects to help students meet State standards.

 

Classroom and Mobile Computers

Students have daily access to computing technology in the classroom. Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms have seven iPads per classroom. Second grade shares a classroom set of iPads. Grades 4-5 classrooms have one-to-one Chromebooks in the classrooms and 3rd grade shares 3 carts of Chromebooks. This classroom technology provides a platform for research, writing, and creating digital products such as videos and presentations.

 

Home and School

We have subscriptions to web-based products that students and parents may use at home. These are Dreambox, used to help students master their math facts; Ed1Stop, a media portal where students can access educational videos, maps and more; Tumblebooks, where students can read along to animated stories and Typing Club for typing practice. We have custom web pages for learning games and research projects.

 

Appropriate Technology Use

Safe student use of technology is a primary concern of our staff. The technology specialist and staff provide instruction to students on appropriate use. All students who will access the Internet from school must sign the district acceptable use policy form in the registration packet. Students who violate the AUP will lose their technology use privilege as well as other consequences.