Growing Kids God's Way

Technology (IT)

Technology in each classroom has created an environment where interactive learning can be shared with teachers and peers, as well as family members. Teachers have hit the ground running in mastering the many features available in each device. Lessons given from MacBook Airs are easily broadcast to students using AirPlay through classroom connected Apple TVs. Students also have quick access to iPads and MacBook Airs for individual use and group collaboration, including a host of selected apps chosen for enhanced educational potential.

In the elementary grades, students learn keyboarding in addition to the basics of the Apple iWork suite of Pages, Numbers and Keynote in collaboration with classroom-based projects. In addition, an integration of object based coding using the Tynker and codeSpark Academy apps on iPad fosters age appropriate exploration of problem solving in real programming scenarios.

Middle school students strengthen their skills in keyboarding and the iWork suite. The technology skills taught work in tandem with assignments given by classroom teachers. Middle school students also learn appropriate online research skills; these skills are further developed through assigned research papers in different content areas in preparation for high school expectations.

The seamless integration of Apple devices encourages hands-on lesson delivery and has helped provide those shy to the adoption of technology a safe haven.