Students in first through fifth grades enjoy instruction in the use of technology. During these foundational years, emphasis is placed on how to think and honor the Lord in the use of technology. In Library/Technology class, students begin to learn basic computer and document creation skills using word processing and presentation software, as well as digital citizenship. In addition, students learn to conduct research using the internet and other research databases. They learn about tools available for research and the skills needed to assess and cite information found via the internet. Third through fifth grade students also work through the Typing Club program at school and at home to develop their keyboarding skills. The Lower School takes a balanced approach in utilizing technology in the classroom, introducing technology and utilizing readily accessible chromebooks as a tool to foster learning and developing research skills within the context of a collaborative learning environment.
- School Google accounts are provided for each student in grades 3-5 in our Google Workspace for Education program. Lower School students' access is limited to Google Drive, Google Slides, Google Classroom, and EPIC: Books for Kids.
- Chromebooks are available for all lower school students to use at school or to take home as needed for project work.
Lower School students receive direct training in the use of computers and computer applications.
- All Lower School classrooms are equipped with Apple TV’s, ceiling-mounted lcd or interactive projectors and/or Smartboards.
- Document cameras are in many classrooms.
- Students develop and display their technology skills in various student-led technology projects integrated into their coursework.