As a continuous effort to enhance student learning of 21st century skills and as a commitment to STREAM, St. John’s in Alden has invested in Chromebooks to compliment their existing technology. The Chromebooks will be assigned to every 5th thru 8th grade student. The Google Classroom app will be used to receive and submit assignments, take practice tests, share ideas and communicate with teachers and other students regarding schoolwork. They will have easy access to word processors, presentation tools, and numerous educational applications. Students can also reference the internet for research and informational purposes. Additionally, while the Chromebooks remain at school at the end of the day, students can submit homework and continue to access the school day’s materials from home, thanks to working in “the Cloud.”
4th grade students will each be assigned an iPad and the lower grades will use i Pads for some centers.