There are three computer labs in our school district. Two of the labs are used for formal instruction given by a technology teacher. Students attend technology class on a five day cycle for approximately fifty minutes. The skills taught are aligned with the Massachusetts Technology Frameworks and include, but are not limited to: Microsoft PowerPoint, Scratch Programming, and Google Drive. This instruction prepares students to work more independently within the regular classroom.
The other lab is our integration lab. This lab is utilized by classroom teachers to complete projects, do word processing, use curriculum software, etc. Classroom teachers sign up for the integration lab on an as-needed basis.
Grades 2,3, 4, 5 and 6 have been assigned Chromebook carts that are used to provide machines for the entire class while in the classroom. These Chromebooks are used to access internet-based curriculum software and to introduce Google Drive for project collaboration.