Educational Technology

Annemarie Stoeckel, Supervisor

astoeckel@spboe.org

(908) 754-4620 Ext. 8234

Classes in Educational Technology begin in Kindergarten and go through seventh grade. In grades K-4 students meet once a week for forty minutes. In grades five and six, students meet daily for a marking period and in grade seven, for a trimester.

At the elementary level students receive formal keyboarding instruction beginning in grade three. All elementary students learn to use productivity applications such as Microsoft Office and Google Apps to help support classroom use of technology. In addition, the topics of digital citizenship and Internet safety are stressed throughout the year. New to the K-6 program during the 2017-18 school year was the addition of a formal coding unit where students learn computing programming with coding robots using either computers or iPads to program the robots. For the 2018-19 school year a unit on electrical circuits was added.

The program in seventh grade builds on the elementary program with the addition of units on the engineering design process, computer programming with the EV3 robots, and app development using the MIT App Inventor program.