Trinity Lutheran School have a full computer lab, we have used this technology to update the testing of our students performance with the use of MAP testing.
In the computer lab, students in Grades K – 4 have time each week for class instruction, research projects, AR quizzes, and controlled internet usage. All computers in the lab have access to the Library OPAC system allowing them to research books they may need. They are also taught the proper usage of the internet and the affects the Internet has on our lives today. Additional computer lab time is scheduled as needed to complete various projects.
Students in Grades 5 – 8 have access to the Library and Computer Lab every day for research projects, controlled internet usage, and class instruction. Currently we have one yearbook class and one broadcasting class where students put their creative minds to work in creating their own yearbook and the King's Decree weekly news and events update.
In addition to the computer labs each teacher at Trinity has a laptop assigned to them to help with parent and teacher communication, class room preparation, and class room instruction. We use RenWeb, an online School Management System that covers grading, assignments, lunch room, communication portal, online payments and complete school management.
Students in Grades 5 - 8 are using Google Chromebooks for research and online assignments with the use of Google Docs. We are going to enhance the use of Chromebooks in the future by adding new apps, teacher classroom controls and allowing parents to view their child's documents to monitor their progress .
All of our classrooms are equipped with smart boards to enhance the teachers presentation of the curriculum in the classroom. This allows a new way to present materials and to record the lesson for future use.
Trinity continues to evaluate the use of technology not only in the school but in the business environment to help prepare our students for a technology driven world.