Technology in the Classroom
Osage Public School is proud to have a student 1-to-1 technology program. Each student in Pre-K through third grade, has an Apple iPad to use. For early elementary students, iPad lets non readers listen, watch, draw, – learn – all without needing to read. Because of the bright colors, fun images, and interactive nature of iPad apps, students can learn in a more hands-on manner.
Every fourth through eighth grade student has a Chromebook assigned to them. Chromebooks incorporate the best of the web and integrate seamlessly with Google Apps. Students have complete access to their Drive accounts, a full browser, and a standard keyboard. It is used as a research tool, for reading books, writing papers, practicing facts, and the list goes on.
iPads and Chromebooks are a supplementary educational resource; they do not replace our teachers. They provide alternative forms of learning through educational apps that can reinforce traditional learning, but in an nontraditional way that the students find more "fun". When combined with a traditional education platform, this reduces the likelihood that a student will progress in school without really mastering necessary skills. These devices are for in-school use only, the students are not allowed to take them home.
The school also has a Computer Lab with 30 desktop computers for use by all students. Pre-K through fourth grade students spend a few hours a week in the lab where they are exposed to keyboards and learn mouse skills as well as accessing online learning sites that reinforce classroom instruction.
Osage ...where old school values combine with modern methods of education.