All students visit the technology lab as part of the arts rotation. The lab is manned by Ms. Wolf, Technology Instructor. Lessons are linked to both Florida's Academic Standards and the ISTE Standards. The skills learned in the lab prepare students to use technology in their classrooms to complete projects and classwork. Concepts such as keyboarding, word processing, graphics, and mind-mapping are introduced in Kindergarten and built upon in subsequent years. By second grade, students are using mapping software and word processing to document their learning as they search the Internet. Both second and third-grade students complete and share projects to show evidence of their learning. Students are coached in safe search techniques and proper use of copyright. Students create graphics, use more advanced word processing skills, apply audio and video techniques, and can game within
Fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to choose from several technology Focus classes where they learn to integrate the tools and applications available. These classes include Technology, Animation, and Digital Media/Film. Students utilize technology such as laptop computers, cameras, scanners, iPads, Apple Pens, and more. Projects may include digital storytelling, digital photography, animation, podcasting, technology reviews, graphics, journalism, and more. These classes meet three days per week and allow students to grow as technologists and become mentors to others.
Animation is taught by Ms. McAfee, Rowlett’s Instructional Technology Specialist.
Technology is taught by Mrs. Wolf, Rowlett's Technology Instructor.
Digital Media/Film is taught by Mrs. Imerman, Rowlett's Digital Media Instructor and Director of Lighthouse Live!