COMPUTER LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY
Computer literacy at Laurel Hill aims to make the computer a familiar, friendly source of information-gathering and applied solutions. Students attend computer lab to learn about application suites, and to benefit from efficient use of the Internet for research and recreation. Multi-media projects, web design workshops, and more complement the many experiences available in the lab. Every classroom is computer equipped, networked, and Internet enabled.
Our sky-lit, sunny library provides ample literature and research resources that correlate to major school themes. Students develop library and research skills through librarian-guided projects, incorporating current reference technologies. Students are encouraged to loan out library books for pleasure reading.
Robotics for Kindergarten & 1st – 2nd Grades
It’s build your own robot and write your own bar code based program to make it go. Include sensors to make your bot hear, respond to light and dark, and even avoid obstacles. Set it to music, artfully clothe it to be what you want it to be, and even more! Our young Laurel Hillers will work and study in groups of twos and fours to collaborate and experiment. Fun? Yes! Big ideas to grow on? Definitely!
Robotics for 3rd – 5th Grades
Our students’ built-in know-how with how things work really gets interesting! Add motors, gears, axels, coding language, computers and very special projects and we are on our way to an exciting adventure in STEM learning. STEM? It’s an integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Look for Art to join the mix and our STEM program will be cooking with STEAM – and that’s the way it is developing in the earlier grades, too.