The Technology Center
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Mr. D

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 coming to Saint Peter School this year is Robotics.  We have acquired 24 Sphero Robots for use by the students.  The students will learn how to interact with the robots initially using “Block” coding.  They can make them roll, draw geometric shapes, add sound and speech and a variety of other project. The Sphero Edu platform uses app-enabled robots to foster creativity through discovery and play, all while laying the foundation for computer science. The program goes beyond code with collaborative STEAM activities, nurturing students’ imaginations in ways no other education program can. Cross-platform apps are approachable for all skill levels of programming, allowing us to reach as many minds as possible. Think outside the bot and inspire your future. This is Sphero Edu.

 

We have 150 iPads and 5 PowerSync charging carts to house and charge 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 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 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 Art Room (Imagination Station)

and much, much more…See everybody real soon.

 

Mr. D

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