Technology devices, educational application, and rate of accessibility have rapidly changed over the last few years and even months. By the time today’s first graders graduate college they will be hired into jobs that haven’t been invented yet due to the advances in technology.
Technology devices such as document cameras, SMART Boards, netbooks, and tablets are used by teachers to teach and engage students in learning. Students also have the opportunity to create, communicate, and collaborate with the use of various technology devices. At Christian Academy technology devices in the classroom are incorporated as tools for student learning, communication, and purposeful creativity, rather than an added point of interest to a lesson.
At Christian Academy of Indiana:
- Most elementary classrooms have SMART Boards and ceiling/wall-mounted digital projectors to aid in classroom curriculum.
- Upper school classrooms have wireless InterWrite or SMART tablets and ceiling-mounted digital projectors.
- Interactive online K-8 technology curriculum provides instruction in keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, web design, and online safety.
- Middle and high school computer classes feature instruction in robotics.
- High school course offerings include computer programming, digital photography and computer fundamentals.
- Site licenses for the latest versions of Microsoft Office Professional and Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign) allow for cutting edge education in word processing and graphics.
- The PowerSchool student information system with real-time web-based access, allows parents and students access to up-to-date grades and attendance records. (Available for third grade and above.)
- Fiber-optic Internet access is available around campus, including a high speed Cisco/HP network with wired and wireless access to over 220 computers. (Enterprise-class Internet filter helps make sure students are safe while online.)
- An e911 communications system alerts first responders and administrators of location and time of 911 calls.
- An emergency alert system (text/email/voice) notifies parents in the event of school closings or schedule changes.