What's happening in the technology lab?

OCTOBER: The Hour of Code is coming this year December 3rd-9th. All students will be participating in one way or another in the Hour of Code. We usually spend all of December problem solving and decoding puzzles using Code.org.

In order to use Code.org with your students, we are asking your permission to create an account for them on the Code.org website. Parents will be receiving an email from me or your child's classroom teacher providing further details about providing permission.

A permission slip will be sent home with your child to help facilitate this process. If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Welcome to the Technology Lab website. 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 tied 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.

**Please use the grade level links along the top of this page for details about what's happening in technology classes!**

Beth Crozier, Technology Integration Specialist

Happy Hollow School

Classes: All classrooms grades 1st through 5th have one 45 minute technology 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.

Equipment: 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 3-5. We are very excited that each classroom in grades 4 and 5 have their own Chromebook cart - facilitating access to teachers/students complete curriculum related projects.

Students also access iPads in all grade levels. Our computer network allows students to access their work from any computer in the district. Internet access and school account use is intended for school related work only.

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