Garfield School Provides Access to Technology for Student Instruction
Garfield School provides access to technology to aid staff in student instruction and students in learning. For more information read below. Classrooms are equipped with a staff computer, SMART Board, Elmo document camera, and a projector to enhance student learning. For more information read below.
Smart Boards - Click here for more information
SMART Board interactive whiteboards are used in many classrooms to help improve learning outcomes. They combine “the simplicity of a whiteboard with the power of a computer, the SMART Board interactive whiteboard lets teachers deliver dynamic lessons, write notes in digital ink and save their work – all with the simple touch of a finger.”* *from smarttech.com/smartboard
Elmos - Click here for more information
Elmo document cameras are used in most classrooms to present lessons to students. “ELMO Classroom Solutions comprise technologies that ELMO has developed to facilitate teachers and students alike in the four-step teaching process [Present, Instruct, Assess, and Interact]. [ELMO Classroom Solutions] help teachers to effectively convey the essence of their lessons while allowing them more time to reinforce key points. [ELMO Classroom Solutions] improve students’ concentration and comprehension so that they can realize the joy of learning and perform better academically."* *from http://www.elmousa.com/about-us
Garfield School has a computer lab with 28 iPads. These iPads provide students access to online learning. Students also take Reading Counts tests, online State Assessment tests, and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests on these iPads.
Mobile iPad Carts
Garfield School is equipped with two mobile iPad carts. Each cart contains 28 iPads. These carts can be moved to classrooms to provide students access to online learning in the classroom. Students also take Reading Counts tests, online State Assessment tests, and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests on these iPads.
Each classroom has 5 student iPads for student learning. Each second and third grade teacher has a staff iPad. These iPads are utilized in many ways including using Air Server to project apps from the iPad on to a Smart Board.
Garfield has 14 OSMO systems that are used each day in a rotation. Each grade has 7 and each class has access to these one day each week. PTO graciously bought Words, Numbers and Pizza Co. manipulative pieces to go with the OSMO bases that were donated to us by Lincoln Elementary.
Library/Media Center - Garfield Library/Media Center
The Library is equipped with a staff computer, SMART Board, Elmo document camera, and projector.