This section of the website is devoted to the integration of technology into our daily classroom routines. Technology is an ever-growing part of our lives and we feel it is important for our students to be challenged while working at high levels. Technology does not replace something we are doing in the classroom nor is it something that we do by itself. Technology is something that becomes part of the fabric of what we do each day. It is part of our lessons and is something that helps enhance what we are teaching.
We are fortunate to have a wide range of technology within our school. All of our fifth and sixth grade students are assigned an iPad for the school year. While the iPad remains at school, our third-sixth grade teachers work hard to integrate them into their daily lessons. We will continue to add iPads to our classrooms until we reach a 1:1 ratio between students and iPads. Additionally, we have two computer labs that are used for many different activities both as whole class and small group settings. Each teacher in our building is also equipped with an iPad, which allows them to use them as a teaching tool in each of their classrooms. We also have many other pieces of technology that are available and used in each classroom. Again, these items do not take the place of anything but are pieces that help lead our students to higher levels of achievement.
The links and tutorials within this section represent our quest as educators in becoming more familiar and adept with the various technological tools available. Our goal is to increase the engagement of our students and continue to work on critical thinking and problem solving skills through these learning opportunities.