Technology in the Classroom

Although not a true program, technology is a big part of Normal Heights Elementary School. Each class is equipped with: speaker system Epson projectors document cameras/presentation stations. Each grade level has: laptops for most students digital picture cameras digital video cameras technology specialists to ensure that students are learning how to use digital equipment Third and Fourth - grade classrooms are being equipped with - - - i21 Classroom technology.

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The library supports a computer lab that includes Apple computers. The computer lab uses software that meets instructional needs of the students and coordinates with the classroom curriculum when possible. Multimedia Equipment and the integration of this technology enhance student research methods and extend academic enrichment activities across the curriculum. All classrooms are equipped with Apple computers, printers and laptops, for teacher and student use. In line with the school Technology Use Plan, all students are encouraged to select from a variety of grade level programs available on media center computers. Time for experimentation with learning applications is provided as early as Kindergarten where they develop an awareness of software capabilities. By third grade, students are exposed to a wide variety of instructional uses of technology. They are introduced to applications that include writing and publishing, key boarding, graphics, C. D. ROM, videodisc, multimedia, and network resources that utilize on-line Internet and World Wide Web resources.

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