Media CentER & Technology

Media Center

The media center staff strives to promote reading as a means for lifelong learning through personal and academic growth and enjoyment. This is achieved by providing flexible scheduling that allows for many activities to occur at one time such as students completing research assignments using media center PCs, classes checking out reading materials, individual students studying or classes participating in story time. Our mission is to provide intellectual and physical access to materials along with learning experiences, leadership, instruction and consultation with students and faculty to ensure that students are equipped with skills needed for 21st century learning.

 

Accelerated Reader Program

 

Renaissance Home Connect enables parents and students to check Accelerated Reader progress online from home.

Go to the Renaissance Home Connect website, then enter the student’s login used at school.

 

Technology

 

One Elementary Computer Lab

One Large Technology Lab

Promethean Boards in every classroom

9th-12th Grade Laptop Program

Online Textbooks

 

Springwood has developed a specific and unique plan for instructional technology. The primary goal is to use technology to enhance the educational experience for all students attending Springwood. This vision includes providing the latest in classroom technology such as interactive Promethean Boards in all K4 through twelfth grade classrooms, one computer lab in each building on campus, and wireless tablet computers for each teacher. Teachers have a wealth of new instructional material obtained by downloading digital videos and accessing informative internet sites. In addition, educational software in math and reading are available to teachers and students in each computer lab.

 

In ninth through twelfth grade, Springwood has set the bar in technology integration. In August, 2008 every high school student at Springwood received a laptop computer and began learning to utilize this powerful tool on a daily basis, both at school and home, as part of their academic program of studies at the school.

 

Many high school textbooks are available as online subscriptions or in electronic format, helping eliminate the need for students to carry heavy backpacks. All high school students and teachers have 24/7 access to an entire world of educational content and are able to exchange assignments research projects, and e-mails about their classes.

 

Teachers can utilize specially designed software to direct classroom instruction and can communicate with a single student or the whole class. Course materials and assignments are shared electronically, and, all the while, students will be gleaning essential skills for college and beyond.

 

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