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POPCS TECHNOLOGY USE - MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL

Prince of Peace Christian School and Early Learning Center is committed to providing a learning environment that prepares our children to enter a world that requires the effective integration of technology into daily life. As part of this commitment, all preschool through Grade 12 classrooms are equipped with a desktop computer, LCD projector, Apple TV, and SmartBoards. In addition, there are three computer labs on campus and several mobile laptop carts available for student use. 

Our goal is that each of these technology resources will be incorporated in a manner that maximizes student engagement, positively transforms the learning environment and provides “anytime, anyplace” access to current technology. It is our sincere desire to provide your child with the best educational experience possible and we believe the effective integration of technology can help achieve this goal. 
 
All POPCS students (Grades 5 -12) are required to have their own iPad for daily use. 
COMMONLY USED SCHOOL APPS (Most are Free) 
Edmodo Renweb Home Notability
Google Drive Pages Google Docs
Google Slides Keynote Quizlet
iMovie Calculator HD (or another calculator app) Vernier Graphical Analysis
MyHomework Weebly Nearpod
Socrative    
 
COMMONLY USED APPS EXPLAINED 
Renweb Home Grades, class schedule, check due dates
Edmodo Communication with teachers, class assignments, and class materials
Google Drive File management and backup (Google Drive is like a digital locker)
Notability Primary note taking app for many classes
Writing papers Pages Apple word processing app for typing papers and journals
Writing papers Google docs – Google word processor app for typing papers. Great for collaboratively typing papers/scripts as multiple students can type in the same doc at the same time
Presentation apps: Google Slides – Just like PowerPoint but operates in the cloud
Presentation apps: Keynote – Apple version of PowerPoint, makes great slideshows
Quizlet Notecard maker/review game app
iMovie Video editor/trailer maker. Add text, music, trim, slow down, speed up clips, and upload to YouTube
Nearpod Used by teachers sometimes to present interactive lectures. Used by students sometimes to give presentations

Socrative Student clicker app. Teacher give a question, student answer via the app, results are sent to teacher
Calculator HD Or any calculator app
Vernier Graphical  Used in science. Allows iPad to collect wireless data from temperature sensors, motion sensors, force plates, and a variety of other sensors that are used between Grades 5-12

MyHomework Electronic planner. Helps keep track of homework assignments. Whether students have a paper planner or an electronic one, they should have something to help track and manage their homework assignments
Weebly Easy webpage/portfolio/project design tool
For questions or additional information contact our Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning Nick Weiss at 972.598.1128.