The Technology Center

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Welcome Back to School everyone! I hope everyone spent lots of time with their families and friends and enjoyed the summer.

 

Please remember, you can always contact me or any of the teachers via our web page if you have any questions or would like to see the Technology Center.

Mr. D

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING IN THE TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Technology is growing by leaps and bounds all around us.  Almost everyone has a computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone or some other type of computing device.  If you’re not savvy to the ways of the technology, then you’re not ready for the future.  At Saint Peter School, our students not only learn how to use their computers, but delve deep into the different tools available to them and put them to good use during the year and for the future.  So, please stop by and take a look at our Technology Center and see our modern, up-to-date equipment.

Our latest addition to Saint Peter School is our new Weather Station.  Now all the local weather information is at your fingertips by just clicking on the Weather Icon on our website!  You will see items like temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity, barometric pressure and precipitation amounts.  Also available are the hourly and 10 day forecasts.  If you’re so inclined you can even get monthly recaps of the weather and see historical information.

 

We now have 150 iPads and 5 PowerSync charging carts to house them.  Each homeroom in Grades K-5 will have a 30 iPad cart and teachers can use them as part of their regular lesson plans in a one to one environment.  For Grades 6, 7, & 8, we have new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablets, also in a one to one environment.  But that’s not all!  We are now Google GSuite and Microsoft Office 365 applications school with access to Google Drive, Docs, Forms and Classroom and the Microsoft Office 365 package . Of course, we will all be learning the best way to use these new tools and look forward to an exciting year in Technology.  And don’t forget, all classrooms have a permanent Smart Board installed.

 

All sorts of exciting things will be happening this year in the Technology Center.  Here are just a few to give you an idea:

 

  • iPad Technology
  • Surface Pro 4 Technology
  • Google Docs
  • Office 365
  • Typing
  • Using the Internet for research
  • Creating Holiday Greeting Cards
  • Internet Based Language Arts and Science Apps
  • The use of Smart Board Technology (but not just in the Technology Center)
  • A 40” Hi Def TV in the Media Center with an Internet connection
  • A 3D Printer in the brand new Art Room (Imagination Station)

 

and much, much more…See everybody real soon.

 

 

Mr. D
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