Technology Instruction at The Carey School
The technology program at The Carey School is aligned with the National Educational Technology Standards adopted by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTI) http://www.iste.org/standards. Our program offers pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students with a technology-rich curriculum that inspires learning and develops technology and research skills necessary for academic success and life-long learning. The computer lab functions in part, as an extension of the homeroom classroom, where teachers can bring their students to work on projects large and small. Students not only develop specific technology-related skills, but also apply these skills to research and create multimedia presentations that advance grade level learning objectives.
The Carey School Technology Program places an emphasis on developing solid touch-typing skills in each student by the Fifth Grade. Beginning in the Third Grade, students progress week by week to advance their keyboarding ability, which will be a valuable life-long skill.
The Technology curriculum also strives to teach students how to use common office production tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These programs are essential for academic and career success.
Finally, the Technology curriculum aims to develop creative and innovative thinking in our youngsters. Projects, lessons, and software frequently require students to think “out of the box” to solve problems. For example, students might use logic and analytical reasoning to program a video game, a software program to animate an object, or they might use HTML tags to make a webpage from scratch.
At The Carey School we continually look for new technologies and software that will enhance learning across our campus. We are proud of our students, and of the technology skills they acquire that will empower their lives.
Click HERE to view The Carey School Standards for Technology Education