Technology at Cary Elementary
Kindergarten students working in their daily technology center.
At Cary Elementary we believe it is essential to prepare students as 21st century learners. Technology surrounds us today and we need to use these wonderful tools to engage students in their learning as they prepare for their technology rich future. While we are challenged with the current budget, Cary Elementary has made adding technology hardware and software a focus. In the spring of 2011 we were able to add 4 more interactive white boards (Promethean Boards) so that every K-5 classroom is now equipped with this wonderful technology. Teachers continue to receive training to expand their knowledge on the many uses of these tools and how to integrate them into instruction.
Technology Vision Statement:
- Cary Elementary's technology vision is to have its students become skilled,
knowledgeable, independent, and self-directed learners who are comfortable with and
proficient in using technology in all its forms as information resources. Through the use
of technology, with its varied aspects and applications, each student at Cary Elementary
will be afforded opportunities and challenges that will prepare them for success in the
21st century society. The ultimate vision of the infusion of technological media into
instruction and learning will be to allow for differentiation of classroom instruction. This
instruction will be seamless, relevant and evolving at Cary Elementary School.
- Cary Elementary School students should have the opportunity to acquire the
technological knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy and to
exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
- The faculty should provide appropriate integration of technology with standards-based curricula and instructional management to enhance student learning.
- Cary Elementary School faculty members should be competent technology users.
- The school faculty, parents, and community/business leaders should share the
responsibility to develop, implement, and utilize standards-based technology programs.
30 station multimedia computer lab.
- Promethean Boards in every classroom
- 30 station computer lab
- Classrooms mini labs with 5 desktop work stations and 1 lap top
- Grade level technology carts (Flip video camera, digital camera, ELMO document
- iPad pilot program (Title I, small group resource classrooms)
*Hardware goals include adding a document camera for every classroom and expanding
the iPad pilot program to more classrooms.
Music class with Mr. Teachout. ELMO document cameras are used to display both 2D and 3D color images on the screen.
5th grade math class with Mr. Dumas. The Promethean Board allows teachers to write, display and manipulate geometric shapes, show video, and much more.