Technology at Hawks Rise
Technology at Hawks Rise supports a learning environment of differentiated instruction, student assessments, and collaborative projects, where technology is used productively, responsible, and appropriately.
There are over 400-networked computers at Hawks Rise. Four computer labs allow for on-line testing, practice of fundamental math and reading skills, and produce content based on units of study.
Classrooms at Hawks Rise have a SMART board and a document camera connected to the teacher’s computer utilizing an overhead projector that allows teaching of curriculum through Wonders, ThinkCentral, Go-Math and many other software teaching platforms. A sound system, with student and teacher microphones, ensures that all students can focus and hear what’s being discussed. Most Fourth grade and all of Fifth grade classrooms have either 50 inch ClearTouch or ViewSonic touch panels for teachers to use for instruction.
Kindergarten and First grade classrooms have 5 Mac desktops and a minimum of 5 Apple iPads for students to use. Second grade classrooms have 4 or 5 Windows 10 machines in each classroom and one laptop cart of 26 to share amongst the grade. Third grade classrooms also have 4 or 5 Windows 10 machines along with 2 laptop carts with a total of 52 laptops. Fourth and Fifth grade classrooms have 4 Windows 10 desktop machines in each room and students share laptops on a 2 to 1 setup.
Inside our NEW STEAM LAB located within the Media Center students will find a cart of 26 iPads, 6-3D printers, a 70 inch ViewSonic touchscreen panel, 6 Window 10 machines and numerous grade level STEAM kits for hands on learning.
Software consist of the complete Microsoft O365 Office Suite, Renaissance Place AR and STAR, ThinkCentral-Go Math curriculum, Wonders reading curriculum, Brain-Pop, Lexia, iReady, Google planet apps and many more.