Technology

Technology is becoming more and more of an integral part of our curriculum. 
  • Students take Accelerated Reading (AR) tests, write and print their own stories, practice math and reading skills, and increase their computer competency. To further explore the wonders of technology, students are engaged in projects utilizing programs such as PowerPoint, SlideRocket, Moviemaker, and more. Once we receive parent permission, students are allowed, under direct adult supervision, to use the web as an information resource for their reports.
  • Every K - 5th grade class at Pelican Elementary is equipped with Chromebooks. Each classroom has a teacher presentation station with an LCD projector and document camera. Classes are also equipped with an interactive whiteboard system called SMART. This provides teachers with the opportunity for whole class participation in a computer activity.
  • We have two computer labs and six mobile computer labs, each containing 30 Chromebooks. The computer labs are used mostly by the primary grades for creative writing and publishing, and AR testing. The mobile computer labs are primarily used by the intermediate grades for Internet research, Microsoft Office programs such as PowerPoint, Publisher and Word, and for working on their math skills using Accelerated Math and Fastt Math. Teachers use classroom computers to help engage students in higher levels of thinking as well as build basic skills.
  • We are proud to offer students a technology class in their specials rotation. Our Technology classroom is led by a certified teacher, and is equipped with 30 Chromebooks. 
  • Studies have shown that the proper use of technology in the classroom, aides in keeping the students attentive and helps with active learning. Students who are paying attention and are actively thinking about the lesson are much more likely to retain the information and be able to recall it in the future. Thusly, this will aid them in comprehension and problem solving for years to come. By building an early knowledge of computer skills, they will be better prepared for middle and high school, and eventually the workplace of the future.