Core Skills and Paperless Classroom
Students practice core technology skills across the curriculum. The natural integration of skills necessary to understand, choose, and troubleshoot technologies empowers students to transfer their knowledge and explore emerging technologies. In the Lower School, students are also scheduled in the computer lab to learn specifics such as keyboarding, basic applications, and programming.
All Grade 5-12 students have an individual account used to access email, the web site, and the CA wireless network. In the Middle and Upper school, teachers post assignments, grades, resources, and other information electronically to the password-protected website. Many teachers in Grades 5-12 also use Google Classroom or Showbie to facilitate a paperless classroom: collecting, commenting on, and then returning work to students electronically.
Colorado Academy uses the iPad as a tool to enhance education. Students use the iPad across a wide range of disciplines from art to world languages. The emphasis at CA is to use the iPad effectively to improve learning, and it is expected that teachers will use the iPad when appropriate as one of the many resources available in the classroom. Colorado Academy distributes individual iPads to students in Grades 5-12; Kindergarten-Grade 4 students have sets of iPads in their classrooms. Common uses include note taking, annotating, word processing, research, reading, and taking and editing photos and videos. Please review our iPad Program information sheet
and iPad Tips
for additional information.
Colorado Academy works to ensure students are properly educated on the safe use of the Internet, security, and privacy. In each division, we emphasize the importance of age-appropriate digital citizenship skills and maintaining the ability to “unplug.” Our comprehensive Digital Citizenship program begins in First Grade and continues through high school and includes topics such as: