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Classroom Computers

Each classroom grades K-5 have between 4-8 student computers for student use throughout the day.  Students work on class projects, writing assignments, take on-line tests, use Power Point, Excel, and Word, create Glogsters, and so much more. 

5th Grade Student Teaching Math on Smartboard

5th Grade Student Teaching Math on Smartboard

Technology

iPad Learning

Buena Vista Elementary has an iPad for every three students in the school.  This enables all teachers to incorporate this technology tool into their instruction on an at least weekly basis.  Primary teachers use iPads as part of their morning rotations and upper grade teachers guide students through report writing and research using their iPads.  The CUSD filter keeps students from accessing materials that would not be appropriate to their age group, giving teachers confidence and freedom with navigating websites for data.  

Smartboards

Buena Vista Elementary is fortunate enough to have Smartboards in grades K-5.

Ways to use Interactive Whiteboards in the Classroom:

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Mr. Fischer Presents a Smartboard lesson on compound words!

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Computer Lab

Here at Buena Vista Elementary we have a computer lab equipped with 34 student computers and two teacher computers, a ceiling mounted projection system, and a large pull-down projection screen.  Student computers are installed with various programs for student use to build, reinforce, and extend student learning; Success Maker, English In A Flash, Reading Counts, and Scholastic Reading Inventory, just to name a few.  Students grades K-5 come to the computer lab on a weekly basis two to three times a week and at various times when students are working on class projects.

Students during their computer lab time!

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Flexcams, Projectors, & Projection Screens

All grades K-5 benefit from having a Flexcam, ceiling mounted projection system, and a large projection screen in their classroom which promotes active participation from students, creates a dramatic visual representation of the material being learned, and material access to a number of students without the use of paper copies; thus being Eco-Friendly to the environment!

Mrs. Zak demonstrating an art project!

Mrs. Zak demonstrating an art project!