Technology

TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

Christ, Prince of Peace is responsible for educating its students to be productive, contributing members of our society. The twenty first century requires students to understand complex terminology, communicate clearly, discern massive amounts of ever changing information, and apply appropriate problem solving techniques all while utilizing appropriate digital citizenship skills.

Our technology goal is to expand the students’ abilities to research, gather, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and present the information available in our global society. In all areas of the curriculum, students at Christ, Prince of Peace will learn to use an information-based inquiry process. This is accomplished through effective and meaningful instruction where technology is not a separate entity, but rather a part of the curriculum. We provide a variety of technological tools to assist our students and continually upgrade our hardware and software.

As part of our technology goal we created the Gator Exploratorium, a STEM lab that is used by all grade levels to build on twenty first century skills including building, coding, problem solving, collaboration, and much more.  The classes come to the lab and work together for a variety of STREAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Religion, Math) activities. Students have many opportunities to learn about coding with the robots, building circuits, designing and printing on the 3D printer, explain and present curriculum concepts through broadcasting/green screen videos and building models/replicas, take virtual field trips with VR headsets, and build their own games through Bloxels.

Currently, Christ, Prince of Peace students have access to:

  • 3D printer and design software
  • VR headsets
  • Ozobot robots
  • Lego EV3 Robots
  • Makey Makey circuit boards
  • LIttleBits electronic building blocks
  • Bloxels coding games
  • Google Suite for Education
  • Seesaw in Preschool- 3rd Grade
  • Google Classroom in 4th-8th grade
  • Wireless Internet access throughout the campus
  • Twenty-seven Intel based Mac computer lab
  • Mac computers in PreK-6th Grade classrooms
  • iPads in each STEM lab and K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd-grade classrooms
  • Two mobile wireless laptop computer carts containing 27 Macbooks each
  • Overhead LCD projectors in every classroom
  • Eighteen SMART interactive whiteboards
  • One-to-one Chromebooks in 7th & 8th grade
  • COMMON SENSE MEDIA: Digital Citizenship Curriculum
  • On-line access to grades through Powerschool for grades 3-8
  • Digital document cameras for easier viewing of books, science experiments, art projects and more
  • On-line school library catalog
  • Educational software licenses – Google Apps for Education, BrainPOP, RazKids, and Discovery Education Streaming
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