All students from Kindergarten through Grade 8 come to the
computer lab for directed instruction. The
goal is to provide an authentic and engaging learning experience
which supports and extends classroom curriculum. Faculty also
receive technology training to better enable them to
meet academic goals, embrace the possibilities technology offers
for classroom instruction, and enhance productivity. Technology
use at the school is driven by the SHS Technology Plan,
which provides a roadmap for the school in accordance with Massachusetts Department of Education
Office of Digital Learning
Students in Grades 3-8 should have a place to
hold handouts, notes, and assignments; this should be brought
to each class. Failure to come to class prepared with these items may
affect a student's grade, and will certainly affect their ability to do
their work. Students in Grades 5-8 work in Google Apps for Education, and are provided with a school email account
as well as space on Google Drive in which to store their work.
Depending upon the grade level, students will be using the Internet,
the Microsoft Office Suite, multimedia tools, specialized educational software, and several programming languages.
Keyboarding skills, Digital Literacy, and elementary coding are also covered.
Volunteer Committees: Our school is fortunate to have a Technology
Committee which advises and supports the Technology Director. It meets once/month in the evening to help implement
the vision and misson for school technology. Members have written a Technology Plan
and a website requirements document, run internet cabling, updated school computers,
continuously update the school website, work with teachers on initiatives, support
other school committees in their efforts.......we do it all! If you would like to
serve on this committee please contact Linda Sivak -- it's an enjoyable way to
meet your covenant hours!
We Need Your Help
Donations: The Technology Committee has written a plan for technology in
the school. One aspect of the plan is to upgrade and expand computer hardware
and software resources for the students and teachers. Since the purchase of new equipment
is costly, the committee is looking at alternative methods. Many companies will
have old but not outdated computers when they are upgrading to new computer
systems; companies may choose to sell or donate that equipment. If you work for
a company or know of a company that could help us acquire some of this equipment
at a reasonable cost please contact Linda Sivak, SHS Technology Director.