Technology enhances teaching and learning, and strengthens communication throughout the KJDS community. Technology is used at all grade levels to enrich the curriculum and to enhance student understanding of subject and content matter.
The school is committed to providing professional development and training so that technology supports curricular goals. Our aim is for students to become responsible, knowledgeable, and effective users of technology.
Three of our classrooms are equipped with Promethean ActivBoards that are the focal point of instruction. In addition, a wireless laptop cart can be rolled into classrooms for use by all grades. Computers are connected to both a local intranet and the greater internet and offer basic office, educational, and Hebrew language software. All classrooms are equipped with ActivBoards and ActivInspire software including learning response systems. We also have the Promethean ActivTable that is used by all students for many different activities.
Beginning in the primary grades, students learn basic computer skills and begin to understand the power of using applications to enhance learning and productivity. In the following years, students’ technological education continues with traditional computer application skills including keyboarding, word processing and multimedia presentation applications.
Students learn how to use the internet and how to become effective researchers using web evaluation skills. Teachers consistently emphasize safe use of the internet and the school maintains a full acceptable use policy for all computer resources.