When applied properly, technology is a powerful tool that improves student learning, classroom participation and achievement. Technology is employed at the Academy when it benefits the learning and teaching needs of the student and connects with educational objectives of engaging the student, creating opportunities for collaborative learning, problem solving and critical thinking.
Teachers have at their disposal laptop and desktop computers, iPads, printers and Internet access in support of their classroom activities. All classrooms are networked and have the ability to share data via a local server and wireless network. Each classroom also has a Smart Board and Elmo document camera for presenting interactive and collaborative computer content for the entire class.
The Academy also has a computer lab with 22 workstations, 9 laptop computers, printers, and scanner. Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade attend weekly computer classes. Students in 6th through 8th grade attend two weekly computer classes. Curriculum includes:
- Computer Basics
- Internet Safety
- Internet Research
- Peripheral Devices
- Communicating Using the Internet
- Multimedia Presentations
- Microsoft Office Applications
- Computer Hardware
- Web 2.0 Applications
Visit our Internet Resources page of teacher recommended websites for a variety of subject areas and homework help.