Our Technology Program
The Technology Program at FASPS prepares children both conceptually and technically for the future, and is based on these guiding concepts:
- Technology should be integrated into the curriculum in a way that enhances and expands our programs in both French and English.
- Students and teachers need to have a certain level of computer literacy in order to access all that is available to them.
- Technology tools must be easily accessible, reliable, and appropriate for various grade levels.
- Students must learn to use technology and the internet in appropriate and safe ways.
- Technology helps teachers prepare cross-cultural and multi-language learning experiences for students.
- Effective communication between all members of the school community can be strengthened by the use of technology.
Our Technology Infrastructure
FASPS has an infrastructure in place that supports the ongoing expansion and upgrading of hardware, software, and other technology tools. FASPS features state-of-the-art equipment and services, such as SMART Boards, projectors, and wireless connectivity.
Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 have access to multiple mobile technology carts featuring laptops and tablets. In Young Pre-kindergarten (YPK) though Grade 2, classroom touchscreen computer stations with age-appropriate software are available for student use. The school’s library is also equipped with computers for students to use for research.
Technology in the Middle School
The Middle School has a one-to-one laptop / tablet program; each Middle School student is issued a device to be used at school and at home. The primary purpose of the Middle School Technology Program is to provide students with computer access whenever and wherever needed for their classwork. Students use their devices for research, communication, writing, and collaboration.
This tool has opened the doors for a multitude of learning activities in French, English, and other languages. Science, math, and technology courses all use the laptops extensively as well. In some classes, students receive electronic versions of textbooks and have access to additional interactive activities that extend the textbook. Teachers often communicate with students through school email accounts and other electronic communication. Grade 6 students learn software, computer, and networking basics, beginning programming logic, and computer ethics.