Gesher’s technology program is designed to prepare students to use technology skillfully and safely. Our objective is to develop student skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, research, keyboarding, and 21st century skills, such as multimedia, video production, coding, web design, and digital platforms.
In grades K-3, students and teachers have access to a cart of Chromebooks set up with Google Classroom, the G Suite for education, and age-appropriate technology websites and tools.
Gesher students in grades 4-8 have purchased Chromebooks or are using personal laptops to achieve a 1:1 ratio of devices. All Gesher students have access to a set of iPads which are loaded with a suite of educational and creative applications. These devices are used across the curriculum to enrich instruction, processing, and learning.
Kindergarten students are introduced to responsible computer use and learn basic skills such as using a mouse and trackpad, opening and closing a web page, and logging in and out of a device.
Students are introduced to proper digital citizenship and Internet safety rules. Students use more advanced apps and websites and learn more extensive word processing, publishing, and presentation skills.
Students use Google Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites. Students complete research projects and activities in website creation, video production, and multimedia presentations.
Digital citizenship and reviewing Internet safety rules becomes even more important as students become immersed in the world of social media. Students learn the fundamentals of coding.