Elementary students have a weekly specials class dedicated to enhancing their daily instruction through the use of computers and exposure to various elements of technology.
Every student has their own Office 365 account and is trained in using their private username and password to sign in to their Microsoft account. Grades K-5 are introduced to core Microsoft software applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The technology teacher collaborates with the classroom teachers to develop and design projects in which students can apply their knowledge, in order for students to develop proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and slide presentations.
In addition, students learn and apply the 4 C’s of education (critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity) through exposure to computer science concepts and STEM activities. Computational thinking is fostered through 3D modeling, various coding programs and class robots.
Schoology is the tool that teachers will use to keep you up to date on the work that your student is doing in class. Schoology will be used to communicate what homework is assigned weekly. It will be a place for teachers to provide resources for studying and working with your children on their assignments. It will be where parents and students can see when any upcoming tests or quizzes will be given. Schoology will be updated regularly on a weekly basis.
Most importantly, Biblical integration is at the foundation of each lesson. Students learn that these are all tools that God has given to us in order to do great work for His name!