Students in kindergarten through 3rd grade at Hillside school receive formalized technology instruction every week for 45 minutes. We are fortunate that every student has an individual Chromebook to use in our computer lab in addition to SMARTboard Technology. Hillside school is also outfitted with 4 iPad carts and 8 laptop carts which are utilized by all grade levels. Students benefit from using these devices in their classrooms in addition to their weekly technology instruction in the lab. Students will gain an understanding of Google Applications for Education and working in a cloud based environment. Various curricula related software and applications are available to support classroom instruction. Students will learn how to navigate the Internet safely, create documents, multimedia presentations, websites, and practice digital citizenship.
Students all work towards mastery of the 2014 New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. The standards focus on the following key core aspects:
- Technology Operations and Concepts
- Creativity and Innovation
- Communication and Collaboration
- Digital Citizenship
- Research and Information Fluency
- Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making