Students and teachers engage with a variety of technologies in the classroom to enhance the overall learning experience.
Technology-rich classrooms provide the flexibility and support for a variety of teaching techniques and even greater flexibility to align with our students’ broad spectrum of learning styles. All classrooms are equipped with wifi, overhead projectors, microphones, and a teacher-managed camera and laptop. Technologies that differ by grade-level classroom include interactive whiteboard devices, such as Mimeo Frame and Mimeo Teach, and AirTame casting capabilities.
Teachers are equipped with hardware and software to engage students in a secure interactive learning environment. Whether students are on campus or joining class from home as virtual learners, Google Workspace for Education, formerly known as Google G-Suite for Education, is at the core of both the in-person and virtual learning experience.
Teachers and students access online resources expanding the breadth and depth of our curriculum content and learning tools. Beyond the classroom, an extensive list of educational applications and online code development tools is provided to supplement students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities across various subject areas. Online eTextbooks are an essential component of the upper school curriculum with various applications throughout the lower school. VitalSource Bookshelf and Purposeful Design Publications, a division of The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), are just two eText solutions currently implemented throughout GCS. Teachers utilize numerous educational applications enabling them to flex and adapt to each student’s various learning styles.
One-to-One Student Device Ratio
Upper elementary, middle and high school students are provided Chromebooks for use in the classroom and off campus. Kindergarten through first grade students use Touchscreen Chromebooks to engage applications that bolster reading, spelling, and math skills.