Technology is an ever-growing piece of our world. At NPES, we use technology to enhance student learning. Each classroom has a Promethean Board allowing teachers and students to create more dynamic presentations. Starting in 3rd grade, students enjoy individual use of iPads to enhance their learning.

Our technology philosophy focuses on integrating technology into our 3rd-8th grade classes when appropriate, for content creation versus content consumption. We help students navigate the benefits and potential pitfalls they may encounter now and in the future.

Guided by the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology integration, we hope to instill in students the understanding of what form of technology will complete the task at hand. This includes:

  • Substituting a paper notebook or worksheet for a digital format
  • Using a note-taking app that they can type, write, draw and record parts of the lecture in
  • Recording, editing and posting a video on YouTube
  • Connecting to another class around the globe to interview them as a primary source for a paper the student is writing

We engage our students with digital citizenship in our Advisory program and teach them how to care for their equipment and make good choices for the meaningful use of technology to create.

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NPES is a G Suite School (Google Apps For Education) and provides students an email address and a Managed Apple ID in 3rd grade.

Learning management system for student assignments and grades
Managed Apple IDs for storage of student work
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Adobe Spark
A media platform to create short videos in a variety of classes
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Online flashcards and learning games for vocabulary used in Spanish, Music, and Core courses.
Teachers embed questions into videos for students to answer and get immediate feedback
Make boards, documents, and webpages that are easy to read and fun to contribute to.

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