Our use of technology is both deep and wide. Teachers work directly with students on teaching age-appropriate computer skills. Each of our classrooms have SmartBoard interactive white boards, which our teachers use daily to provide interactivity in their lessons. The students in grades 4-8 use HP Stream compact laptops; students in grade 3 use iPads; while students in grades 1-2 use Kindles (Kid versions).
Students in grades 1-2 receive Kindle lessons once a week. Grade 3 have iPad lessons in their classroom once a week, and grades 4-8 have a computer class in their classrooms on their HP Stream compact laptops twice per week. Each computer class period is about 45 minutes.
Students are introduced to Microsoft Office beginning in grade 4 by using Microsoft Word to create a variety of documents while learning about the keyboard. They also to do simple research on the Internet, with websites selected by the teacher. The students will begin learning Microsoft Excel by inserting data and creating simple graphs. The use of these two applications expands into grades 5 and 6 and the students begin learning about PowerPoint and also present slide shows to their class.
With technology and the Internet always changing, the technology curriculum is updated and changed yearly as new content becomes available.