Technology

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Hear why these students are looking forward to utilizing technology in the classroom.

 

We are now underway with year two of our technology initiative.   This year, we are going with a more traditional laptop from Dell for the students, featuring a larger screen, more memory, longer battery life, and a larger hard drive.   The new rollout went fairly smoothly, and the feedback from the students has been quite positive.

The usage of our online Learning Management System, Canvas, continues to grow, with more and more classes being added all the time.  Teachers that had classes on Canvas last year, have found that starting up with them this year is far easier, since most of the content has already been created.

The Wi-Fi system at Faith has worked exceedingly well since it was replaced last year.   That, combined with the improved Wi-Fi reception of the student laptops, we have had almost no issues of access this fall.

An exciting project is taking place in our science classroom.   Dr. Hume has decided to record her lectures, and post each lecture into her Canvas course, allowing the students to review the material as needed.  This also helps with students that have been absent to catch up on missed material.

FCS is also starting a Robotics team, to compete in the First Tech Challenge competitions.   Students were given a task for the team robot to complete, design and build the robot, program it, and run it through this task at competition.  Teams have to create business plans, a web site, and give speeches on their design.  It is a very challenging program.   FCS’s team is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students, while most other schools had high school students. They qualified for the state competition (one of 31 teams to do so) and ended up placing 10th, with two top   teams from Ohio finishing ahead of them, making Team Genesis the # 8 team in the state of Indiana.  Way to go Team Genesis!!!

Keep checking back, we will continue to update you.

 

If you have any questions about Technology and Faith Christian School, please feel free to contact Jeff Greiner at jegreiner@faithlafayette.org.

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