Technology Program

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COMPUTER LAB

Beginning in 1st grade students receive a network ID that stays with them through 8th grade
Students come to the lab at least once a week
Smart Boards/ Projector/ Closed Circuit TV
Smart boards engages students in the learning process and enhances motor skills Teachers prepare grade appropriate content. Students come to the board to answer.
Popular class for families to volunteer
Desks are pod style to encourage collaboration
In 5th grade, students begin the Computer Science Program
– Computer Science Program:
• Ethical Behavior/ Research & Copyright/ Computer History/ Touch Typing/ Cloud Computing/ Online Safety/ Digital Foot Print
• Microsoft Office Suite:
MS Word/ MS Excel/ MS Power Point/ MS Access/ MS Publisher
Students in Gr. 6th – 8th will receive a SJA email address and Google Drive space
– Composition Program for 7th Grade Students:
Student learn to effective write 5 paragraph in a timed writing situation scoring a 4 or higher according to algorithms created by Criterion and MyHRW
Narrative/ Expository/ Persuasive/ Descriptive

COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM

21st Century Classroom Technology
Classrooms are designed to engage students in their learning process
PK3 – 8th classrooms have: Smart Boards/ Three – Five Computers/ iPads/
Smart Tables/ Responders/ Projector/ Closed Circuit TV
Responders offer teachers immediate feedback to questions asked.
Art Studio, 12 computers
Science lab, 20 computer
Media Center, 6 computers
Computer lab, 36 computers

THE SJA iPAD PROGRAM

• Middle School Grades 6th-8th are in the SJA 1:1 iPad program
SJA buys the iPad and does not pass the cost of the device onto the family
SJA provides basic insurance through Apple Care. Families have the option to purchase upgraded insurance
SJA elementary students have access to 100 iPads that can be checked out weekly by the teacher.
– The iPad’s contain textbooks and grade level apps:
Notability/Brain Pop/Mathletics/World Book Encyclopedia/Webster’s Dictionary/
Letter Tracing/Typing/Science/Social Studies/Art/Music/Religion & Cloud Computing apps

SMART TABLE: PK-4 – 5th GRADE

What is an ActivTable?
The ActivTable empowers and motivates students to lead their own learning, driving engagement, consensus decision making and classroom collaboration. This multi-user interactive table allows up to six learners to simultaneously use individual tools, web browsers and resources as their personal efforts move the group toward accomplishing a common goal.

Learning to Collaborate
Collaboration skills are increasingly recognized as critical for success in later study, adult life and in work. The multi-user architecture of the ActivTable offers teachers and students new types of collaboration not possible elsewhere. Learners can not only work collaboratively on a single activity, such as sorting shapes or building sentences, but can also engage in project-based learning tasks wherein each student accesses interactive tools to accomplish an individual task in order to ultimately achieve a common group objective.

Collaborating to Learn
Effective collaboration technology brings the skills of participants together to solve any given problem, regardless of where they are on their learning journey. Each student brings to the table unique strengths, knowledge and perspective. This collaborative environment facilitates the cooperation and sharing of knowledge that leads the group to a deeper and broader understanding than they might attain on their own.

WIRELESS CAMPUS/ CONTENT FILTER/ SECURITY

Entire campus is wireless. Cisco secure WAP’s throughout the campus
The Content filter protects students from visiting inappropriate sites
48 Security Camera

CLUBS

 Tech I Club
 Tech II Club
•  Chess Club
 Video Television Production
  Lego Robotics
 

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