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5 exciting things happening in K-6 tech at Oak Knoll School this fall

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Sep 8, 2017 1:50:27 PM

At Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, we pride ourselve on staying at the forefront of technology to prepare our students for the future. Below, read about the five most exciting things happening in K-6 elementary school technology this fall at Oak Knoll: 

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1. I.D.E.A.S. Lab

Oak Knoll’s coed elementary school transformed its traditional computer lab into a makerspace for students to focus on innovation, design, engineering, art and science. The space was gutted and replaced with new paint, flooring and furniture, including collaborative tables, sit-to-stand desks, modular seating, wobble stools, a large butcher block brainstorming table, and student creation stations. The new space, dubbed the I.D.E.A.S. Lab, complements an expansion to Oak Knoll’s already robust technology curriculum with a Genius Hour, enhanced coding, Wonder Workshop K-12 with additional challenge packs for Dot and Dash robots, app-building curriculum, Swift Playground from Apple for iPads, and CoSpaces for creating virtual environments.


2. 32-Point Touchscreens

Smartboards were replaced in every classroom with 32-point touchscreen Legamaster e-Screens for enhanced digital lessons. This multi-touch sensor technology allows multiple users to interact with the screens simultaneously using a finger or stylus.


3. Virtual Reality

Google Expedition virtual reality viewers will bring lessons to life this fall. From Machu Picchu to Antarctica to the International Space Station, students can explore the world around them without leaving the classroom.



4. BreakoutEDU

The Breakout EDU kit allows students to immerse themselves into games where players use teamwork and critical thinking-skills to solve challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Teachers observe how students approach problem solving, as the games require critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.



 5. Padcaster

The Padcaster turns students into filmmakers, enabling them to shoot, edit and upload their own videos with this multifunctional iPad case that transforms the iPad into an all-in-one mobile production studio.


Interested in learning more about K-6 technology at Oak Knoll School? Register for one of our upcoming open houses that shines a spotlight on technology!


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