Technology at Chandler SchoolStaff and students are lucky to have a number of technology tools available for instruction and learning each day. All classrooms have projectors, document cameras, and interactive whiteboards. Teachers have their own laptops and iPads. Assistants have Chromebooks. Recently we have become a 1:1 school allowing all students to have their own devices.
Student DevicesAt Chandler, we have iPads for all students K-1. Second graders have Chromebooks. In preschool and special education, there are additional iPads available for small group instruction and independent exploration. Teachers use devices and technology on a regular basis to support robust instruction and the development of 21st-century skills.Here are some of the apps, online subscriptions, and digital practice programs we use to support instruction:
Curious about our Wonder Robots, Dot and Dash?Wonder Workshop’s comprehensive curricular resources enable teachers to help students practice computational thinking and 21st-century skills with Dash, Dot, and Cue robots. Learn more about our Dot and Dash coding curriculum here.Bee-Bots - Kindergarten classrooms:Bee-Bot is an exciting robot designed specifically for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun! Learn more about our Bee-Bots here.
- Chandler School Apps
- iReady Reading and Math Adaptive Online Learning Paths (grades one and two)
- Reading Eggs (kindergarten)
- Mathseeds (kindergarten)
- Lexia Core 5 Reading Intervention
- Mystery Science, Pebble Go, BrainPop Jr.
Computer LabThis year our lab will reopen to support digital literacy and instructional technology. In addition to the classroom devices, the Chandler lab has MacBook Airs available to practice keyboarding and using a mouse which are both part of the technology standards. Classes visit the computer lab once a week to work with a variety of digital tools including Wonder Robots Dot and Dash, and our newest robots - KIBO, which even our youngest students can enjoy. They can create green screen videos or be Lego engineers. Some new "unplugged" items that have recently been added are Strawbees, Snap Circuits, and Modular Robotics Cubelets. The lab time fosters creativity, teamwork, problem-solving, and self-esteem, along with reinforcing academic skills learned in the classroom.