We at Alvah Scott understand the importance of computer education and meet in the lab at least twice per week. We teach computer lessons directed towards the Elementary Technology Standards and focused on becoming a digital citizen. We are equipped with 2 Chromebook labs, located in P2 and the school library. Each classroom from 2-6 has access to Chromebook carts running Google for Education applications. Our Kindergarten and first graders have 1:1 apple ipads in each classroom.
We have a wireless campus and all teachers are equipped with either desktop or laptop computers, which is used for attendance, grades and instruction. Teachers also use technology for several online programs such as ConnectED, Stepping Stones, Achieve 3000, IXL, iReady, and StemSCOPES. Recently we have also introduced Tynker, Scratch coding, CS First Program and the Cozmo robot to our students.
We utilize Vimeo for Newscasts and other video needs or information directed to the classrooms. We are continuing to add and upgrade to our computer labs, and our audio/video equipment each school year.
The computer labs have many programs that the children utilize. Some for example include: Tynker, Scratch, GoMath, Wonders, SmartyAntz, and Imagine Learning for EL students. For upper grades, the students use Google for Education, as well as Kidbizz, iMovie, and iReady.
Ms. Vicki Minello is the school's Technology Coordinator. She is originally from Pennsylvania and has over 23 years experience as a computer teacher. She does her best to keep the school running smoothly and introduces new technology as it becomes available. She is constantly updating our classrooms with Dell Chrome books, projectors in order for your children to have the best technology possible.