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Technology at SFX

 

Technology skills at SFX are taught purposefully through content areas and use of the devices complements student learning standards and objectives in a safe, monitored environment.

Additionally, students in grades K-8 follow a curriculum which fosters growth of strong digital citizenship skills.  Through a Blended Learning model our students are taught to view technology as a tool to enhance their learning while also learning the importance of balancing digital and non-digital skills.  

 

Our Educational Goals for student devices:

  • Greater individualized learning through online textbooks and resources
  • Further integration of learning of foundational tech tools and skills with academic learning
  • Increased opportunities for students to learn how to collaborate and communicate

 

Our Model: 

  • Each preschool & kindergarten class has an interactive touch panel for use during whole-group instruction.  Kindergarten students are 1:1 with iPads which are used by the teachers to enhance their lessons and further differentiate for student needs.  These students are introduced to the iPad as a tool. Kindergarten students take their iPads home each night. 
     
  • Students in grades 1-3 are 1:1 with iPads.  The "device as a tool" philosophy continues; students will use the application Seesaw to create a digital portfolio to show their depth of knowledge. Portfolio access is shared with parents. Students in these grades take their iPads home each night.
     
  • Students in grades 4-8 have the privilege and responsibility of having a school-owned Chromebook assigned to them for their daily use.  Students in these grades take their Chromebook home each night.  The "device as a tool" philosophy is further built on as students switch devices from iPad to Chromebook.  As a G-Suite for Education school, our students become proficient in the use of Google Drive: Docs, Sheets and Slides as well as Google Classroom and those skills learned are transferrable to using other work suites and learning management systems.  

  • Our two full-time Technology Coaches work with students and teachers regularly to meet educational goals & objectives and ensure that technology is integrated into our academic curriculum.   
     

Preschool-Grade 3 Website-Miss Sowa

Grades 4-8 Website-Mrs. Ryan

 

Contact Mrs. Ryan-Technology Coordinator