Golden Grove Elementary School has announced that it will offer a technology program during the 2014-15 school year. The Golden Grove Choice Program of Technology will seek to infuse technology into the classroom while making learning fun.
“At Golden Grove, we will infuse our regular instruction with technology such as keyboarding, utilize Microsoft Word to publish student writings and Microsoft PowerPoint to present student reports in science and social studies,” Principal Adam Miller said.
All faculty members will be trained on Digital Citizenship goals, including web safety. Edmodo will allow second-grade through fifth-grade students to safely experience social media. The fine arts classrooms will infuse technology into lessons such as online research, graphic design and storytelling through video. The school will also experiment with Prezi and a flipped classroom model for fifth-grade science students.
Additionally, Golden Grove will offer after-school technology clubs such as web design, game design, Minecraft, and a digital divide club that will learn to refurbish old computers to be donated to struggling families.