CRCS Computer Lab
Our technology program is designed to help student learning by adding technology access and rigor to their daily education. We use different forms of technology to connect our students to a world beyond the Cedar Riverside Community. Our websites and resources emphasizes reading, character development, mathematics, and test preparation. Websites are only approved for school use if they are safe, educational, and fun.
Mr. Maxwell Donsker
"Mr. Max" is our school's Technology Coordinator, District Assessment Coordinator, and Technology Teacher. He has worked in education for over 16 years. This is his 2nd year at Cedar Riverside Community School.
Literacy and Typing
In computer lab, our goal is to improve digital reading and comprehension skills. Students will access online libraries and reading activities, with and without audio support. As they progress, students will try more in depth keyboarding programs to improve typing skills. Starting in 5th grade, students will use collaborative technologies, like remote peer editing. Students will compare and contrast different safe online news sources and learn to cite websites correctly by using references in writing.
Math and Coding
All grades will learn to access new math online resources for personal growth and teacher guided instruction. Students are encouraged to use math videos to review concepts. Each class will access websites and resources geared towards their grade level activities. Students will also expand their information fluency using computers. All grades will improve their coding abilities through established programs and websites. We also discuss digital and practical applications for different technologies.
Character Building and World Connections
All grades learn about Internet safety, and what are safe educational websites. Starting in 5th grade we work on preventing cyber bullying. Students will start discussing topics like 'global digital citizenship' and visiting more of the world through computers and other technologies. Everyone will play grade appropriate games and activities designed to make them better global citizens and gain a greater understanding of other cultures. Students will learn to use computers for character development.