Tech Notes

Overview

Technology is a vital component in today’s learning environment. It motivates students, promotes active learning and transforms the classroom. Our students need to learn technical skills in order to thrive in their educational and vocational endeavors. At STS we are committed to understanding and utilizing the proper technology tools that will enhance your child’s learning experience. 

Currently STS has a Promethean Activboard in every classroom, a computer lab, 10 iPads in each of the K-2 classrooms and all classroom teachers have been given an iPad for school use. The school auction proceeds helped purchase a cart for the 3rd and 4th grade classrooms. In 2015 the PTO generously purchased 2 iPad carts for the 5th grade classes to use.

After researching appropriate devices for a 1 device per child initiative (1:1), we have decided to provide the Middle School with Chromebooks. Read more about it on our Chromebook site.

Chromebook web site (1)

FAQ 

What apps are teachers using?

Each teacher has an iPad to explore the apps available at the app store. Just like the iPad is a tool for enhanced learning, the teachers are first deciding what kind of app would be helpful for the lesson they are teaching and then using it to build their lesson plan.  They have the opportunity to create digital stories, practice spelling words and improve math skills.

Some apps include:

  • IXL
  • Epic!
  • Google Earth
  • Educreations
  • Skitch
  • Pic collage
  • Stack the States
  • Spelling City
  • Word Wizard
  • Draw and Tell
  • Popplet
  • Book Creator
  • Keynote
  • iMovie
  • Little Writer
  • Google Expeditions
 

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