Happy Hollow Technology

Hello Families and Friends,

The technology program at Happy Hollow is designed to support instruction and learning in all areas of the curriculum and in all classrooms. Students in K-5 work towards mastery of age-appropriate technology skills through using a variety of technology tools in their everyday classroom instruction with their classroom teacher and through formal technology instruction weekly. Their "Technology Time" is closely timed to classroom curriculum and projects. Within the classroom, the use of technology is embedded in many projects and units which technology enhances and enriches the learning experience, and is used to supplement delivery of instruction.

Access: Students are able to access computers and iPads throughout the school: classrooms, library and computer labs. There are also ChromeBook carts available to students in grades 4 and 5. Students in grade 3 will have mac laptop access in their classroom. Students can also access iPads in all grade levels. All K-3 classrooms have 6 iPads and all 4th and 5th grade classrooms have 5 iPads. Our computer network allows students to access their work from any computer in the district. Access to the World Wide Web is available from all computers and iPads in the building. Internet access and school account use is intended for school related work only.

Classes: All classrooms grades 1st through 5th have one 45 minute class each week in the Computer Lab. At the lower grades, classes are designed to build a foundation for using a variety of technology tools. In later grades, we continue to introduce new skills and reinforce students' abilities to use technology tools for finding and evaluating information and for organizing and presenting work. 

Tools: Students work on a variety of programs from Lexia, Everyday Math Games, Symphony Math, All the Right Type (keyboarding practice), Kid Pix (drawing activities, slideshows), Internet Research, Programming (Beebots, ProBots, Code.org), Google Docs and many many more activities. Further details about our technology standards may be found on the WPS Technology Department website.

*Please use the grade level links along the top of this page to learn about what's happening in your child's computer class as well as projects we share online.

Have fun and I hope you enjoy viewing these projects as much as we enjoyed creating them. 

Beth Ann Crozier

Happy Hollow School
Technology Integration Specialist