At OCS, we recognize that technology can provide us with useful tools for learning and communicating. We also teach our students how to use it wisely.
Early on, students learn to log in to their own Windows account and use basic software and web applications to assist with developing typing or spelling skills. As they progress, they are introduced to the internet as a repository of information that can be useful for research. At the same time, they begin to learn word processing and other skills that allow them to synthesize and present their learning. This may include such web apps as Google docs or slides.
Along the way, students may use different kinds of software as learning aids. For example, grade 7 students use HyperStudio to present their knowledge of the Bible stories taught in their curriculum, and use the ‘Scratch’ programming language as an introduction to coding.