Beginning in Pre-Kindergarten, students learn computer skills to develop effective communication.
Formal instruction is provided in a fully equipped, state-of-the-art, networked computer lab, including a student recording studio with green screen option. Each teacher has a MacBook Pro laptop and access to iPads for student use. The technology curriculum based on National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), is revised regularly to reflect development of new educational technologies.
Each classroom is equipped with computer workstations and printers where children can integrate computer skills into their daily classroom activities. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard and a ceiling mounted projector - both enhancing the day-to-day academic experience for the students.
Kindergarten through second grade focus on the basic operations and concepts in technology. Students will integrate technology with their classroom curriculum by using computers as tools for study, communication, and research.
Third graders increase their use of computers by practicing proper keyboarding and key striking skills and increasing accuracy and speed. These students will use Google Apps, such as Google Docs and Google Slides to create multimedia projects and presentations which include graphics, animations, and sounds.
St. Mark’s is excited to extend the technology with our 1:1 laptop program for all students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade. These students are assigned a MacBook laptop for the school year to further develop their technology concepts and skills. These upperclassmen are assigned individual Google accounts allowing them increased opportunities to interact with teachers and to collaborate with peers. Projects and presentations increase in complexity and use of multimedia. Students also will learn more about networks and the commonly used software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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An independent day school for children age 1 through grade 6.