Technology Education at St. Paul’s
Technology classes are taught to all grade levels, K—8. Grades K-2 learn the basics of using a computer and beginning word processing. They also use the computers for drill and practice in other subject areas, particularly reading. Grades 3-8 learn many things about using the computer as a tool for completing school projects and other life activities. The goal of our computer education program is to give our students the skills to participate in a computer-based society.
The staff also makes use of our computers to assist with reading education. The students take a regular test that determines each student’s reading level. Progress is noted and alerts are given when a student may need special attention.
Each classroom is equipped with a television and VCR/DVD. This will enable us to make better use of educational video technology. All classrooms have a Smartboard as well. Smartboard technology gives hands-on access to the classroom computer through a large interactive whiteboard. Teachers use the Smartboards to present lessons; many of which involve the students with hands-on involvement. Teachers can receive immediate feedback on a lesson through the use of the Smart Response system which uses hand held devices for student input.
Every computer in the building has continuous access to the internet through a wireless connection. Our students are trained in safe and God-pleasing use of the internet and all technology.