Technology Integration

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Steve Ignacio
Technology Coordinator

I work with staff and students to integrate technology with the instructional curriculum, as well as teach coding, keyboarding, robotics, and Microsoft Office applications.

At Woodcrest School we have a variety of technology tools for staff and student to use on a daily basis. In addition to a fixed computer lab for instruction, our campus has rolling carts that are shared between classes that house Chromebooks and laptops. Our kindergarten classes have a 1:1 Ipad program that is integrated into their curriculum by way of apps and games. The facility is connected with commercial wifi offering students wireless access throughout the entire campus.

Woodcrest K-8th Tech

Google Classroom
Google ClassroomIn addition to the lab, we have interactive white boards and projectors in all classrooms, document cameras, video cameras, Google Classroom, Star Reader, Math Facts in a Flash, and Jupiter Grades. Students work with Lego Robotics as well as Vex Robots.
Group of students holding a robot

Vex Robots

Using the VEX EDR platform, we design, build, and program robots to compete with other VEX teams throughout California. The robotics program allows us to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) fields in a supportive environment. VEX teaches the basic principles of engineering in a fun and educational way and develops foundational skills that can be used in all aspects of our lives now and in the future, including cooperation, teamwork, leadership, respect, responsibility, strategy, and time management.

Makers Space

Our building and district is very forward thinking. Staff members have the opportunity to participate in technology professional development workshops on a regular basis.

During the 2019-20 school year, Woodcrest is developing a makers space as part of the science curriculum to help develop coding skills, tinkering, and innovation.

1:1 Chromebook Program

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1:1 Chromebook

Woodcrest School provides students in 6th to 8th Grade with their own Chromebook. The 1:1 Chromebook program is designed to cultivate and support learning that reflects 21 century learning and collaborative interaction. With access to a Chromebook and the ability to connect via a wireless environment, students and teachers will actively participate in the producing engaging media, build and contribute towards social networks, and be active participants in developing ideas that can be utilized to solve complex problems in and out of class.

Teacher pointing at student's chromebook
Chromebook logo

The Chromebook serves as a vital tool to advance our goal of preparing students with 21st Century Skills. Already more than a decade into the 21st Century, we have to come to see the set of skills that include cooperation, inventive thinking, and networked problem-solving. The 1:1 Chromebook initiative is designed to nurture 21st Century skills and prepare students for communicating ideas in innovative ways. The use of Chromebooks supports flexible instruction, differentiated learning, and learning in and beyond the classroom.

We encourage parents to learn more about 21 Century skills and how our students utilize and integrate technology in the curriculum. Please contact the Director of Admissions to learn more.

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