Technology in the Classroom: new tools for learning

With guidance from a technology integration specialist, our students are discovering new technological tools that can help them learn. Here, students use some new apps to supplement what they’re doing in class. Grade 1 students use Kodable to learn about programming loops and repetitions through a series of games, which promotes “critical thinking, communication, creativity,…

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Bringing STEM to life in our classrooms

Robotics is a great way to get students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and to engage them in complex, strategic problem-solving. It introduces students to concepts and skills that are needed for understanding the intelligent, highly interactive information-based technology of the future.   STEM hands-on learning tools With the funds raised from its…

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April 2016: Keyboarding is an essential skill

Even during preschool years, children use computers and must be guided towards efficient keyboarding habits. Appropriate placement of keyboarding instruction in the elementary curriculum and reinforcement throughout their school years can provide the necessary foundation for the rest of our students’ lives.

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Ipad in education

A research study, conducted in Auburn, Maine showed that Kindergartner students using iPads scored much higher on literacy tests than students that didn’t use the device. Source: TUAW –

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