Technology

In support of our tagline, "Creating Leaders Through Inspiration and Innovation," we inspire innovation through a myriad of technological avenues.

Examples of this are:

  • multiple PC's located in each classroom
  • a Digital Resource Center outfitted with twenty-eight stations
  • iPads in each Kindergarten and Primary classroom
  • Chromebooks (one for each 5th - 8th grade student; kept at school)
  • a mobile iPad cart
  • a mobile laptop cart
  • a SmartBoard and projector in each classroom
  • a document camera in each department

Digital cameras, both still and video, can be used by the students for projects. Kindergarten students have used them to create an alphabet video as well as Jr. High students for World War Two battle documentaries. Additionally, we are excited to say students in fifth through eighth grade are provided e-mail accounts (see below).

Other hardware on campus includes two student response systems. Software used on campus includes but is not limited to: Kidspiration, Inspiration, Smart Notebook, Alexandria Library, Pearson Math, StoryTown Reading, Adobe Premier, Microsoft Movie Maker, Microsoft Photostory, Google Apps and Microsoft Office 2007 products.

Digital Resource Center (DRC)

The Digital Resource Center is place for discovery and play. Technology is an exciting part of a student's daily life. The DRC is open to classes and individuals to use and enjoy. Technology standards are enfused into the core classes instead of a separate entity, so that students utilize technological devices with a purpose.

Student Email and Blogging

We are excited to be offering e-mail accounts to students in grades 5-8.  E-mail is the preferred method of communication for most adults, for both personal and business applications. Proficiency with e-mail is a vital component for students’ success with 21st century learning skills.

In order to meet curriculum objectives and provide students with practical email experience, we have obtained safe e-mail accounts for students in Grades 5-8 through Google Apps for Education.  The school controls the level of access, who they can communicate with and restrictions can be modified by the school as necessary.  As we begin this process, students will only be able to e-mail other students and their teachers.

We are excited about providing e-mail to our students and confident that by using Google Apps for Education as our provider, we are putting safety first. The first features the teachers are excited about using are the blogging tools.  These are filtered in the same manner as e-mails, and postings to blogs are reviewed by the teachers before they are entered in the blog.

For most, your child has a personal e-mail account, but for others, this will be their first encounter with e-mail.  We hope to offer them a safe place to learn how to properly communicate with their peers and teachers.  | Log on to email...

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