Today, more than ever, technology is a critical component to education. At Dr. King School, students acquire research strategies, navigation abilities and Internet skills necessary to compete in today’s technologically integrated world. These skills are critical to success throughout a child’s education as they move on to high school, college, technical school and beyond.
The computer lab at Dr. King School is equipped with fully networked computers and a variety of educational software and academic applications to keep learners on the cutting edge of technology. In addition to the computer lab, each classroom in the school is outfitted with computers for individual student use, group projects or as a tool for teachers.
Software programs are used to further develop academic instruction. A technology coordinator offers weekly computer specialist time with students to teach them new skills and methods of pairing technology with classroom learning. Students quickly grow comfortable and familiar with multimedia presentations, typing, Internet safety and research methods. These skills are reinforced through hands-on, interactive practice and learning.
Technology education at Dr. King School not only exposes students to computer software programs and online research skills, but also equips them with resources to further their knowledge in core subject areas. Students access technology that enables them to take advantage of resources to create multimedia presentations, hone their academic skills and research new topics. With an innovative state of the art computer lab available for student use and computers in every classroom, Dr. King School learners have endless resources at their fingertips. All computers are Internet-ready and feature current software programs that supplement regular classroom activities.
While Dr. King School students are given the freedom to explore the Internet, they are also expected to be responsible Web surfers. Online safety is a crucial element of technological education. The Dr. King School staff educates students to protect themselves by visiting safe Web sites. Some of the staff’s favorite sites are listed below. Students can explore these educational sites at the school or at home.