21st Century Technology Programs
Glenwood Academy understands the positive results of integrating technology into the classroom and providing dedicated instruction to our students. We utilize a 1:1 program where students are hands-on in the classroom with Chromebooks, Smart TV’s, Google for Education and multiple online learning applications. This allows our students the ability to explore and learn in the digital world in which they live.
To ensure students understand the many aspects of technology, Glenwood Academy provides dedicated instruction on use, best-practices and safety that aligns with the NTSE standards. Each week students are introduced to new materials in the technology lab, after mastery, this is then incorporated into the daily class instruction. Our goal is to give students the right tools to become 21st Century Learners.
Glenwood Academy offers an expansive set of tools that includes:
Google for Education, a set of tools provided by Google that includes email, documents, spreadsheets, slide presentations, search, maps, sites, plus many other options;
Google Classroom, part of Google for Education, Google Classroom provides class management that is integrated with Google Drive and all the other tools available through Google;
Chrome Extensions and Applications, including Text-to-Speech, Grammarly, spell check, Quizlett, Sitewords, Opendyslexic and many other support tools;
Lexia Learning, a reading program designed to help students learn to mastery (developed by Rosetta Stone);
OgStar Reading, a reading application designed to work with the Orton Gillingham reading program;
Khan Academy, a self-paced math learning tool that awards students as they learn;
Kurzweil, an assistive technology, text to speech, learning tool that supports the concept of Universal Design for Learning with a suite of powerful reading, writing, test-taking, and study skill tools that make curriculum accessible to all students;
Discovery Education Streaming, an extensive library of resources on multiple topics including science, social studies, health, languages, and math;
Typing Agent, typing program which teaches touch typing;
Reading A to Z, a leveled reading program for differentiated instruction;
and many classroom specific apps.