Enhancing Learning Through Technology
At SCS we believe twenty-first century education must be innovative, rigorous, and incorporate worldwide collaboration. To help prepare our students to be pioneers in this rapidly changing world we look for ways to challenge students to do things they never thought possible and ignite their passion for learning.
SCS has portable iPad and laptop labs for elementary students and is a “bring your own device” school for grades 6 through 12 in which students are required to bring a device on a daily basis. A 1:1 environment allows us to enhance our curriculum by utilizing digital textbooks, learning management systems, web-based and cloud-based applications, global collaboration and more. Your tuition includes technology infrastructure, bandwidth, secure online access, tech staff support, and elementary iPad/laptop lab access.
The shift from print to digital content is happening everywhere. Our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program offers new possibilities and provides relevant and age-appropriate use of emerging educational technology. The benefits of this program, filtered through a Christian lens, present expanded opportunities for innovation and discovery. Our BYOD program allows students to use their own device at specified times during the day to enhance the learning experience. Click here for BYOD Device Specifications and FAQ's.
RenWeb is an online system that gives parents and students 24/7 access to academic progress information including grades, homework assignments, lesson plans, a school calendar, faculty/staff directory, forms and more. You can also download the RenWeb app, which will allow you to stay logged in and have quick access to information in a mobile-friendly format.
Moodle is an online, customizable classroom. It gives students 24/7 access to resources for assignments and projects (e.g. documents, web links and videos), collaborative tools (e.g. real-time chat forums, peer and self-assessments, and surveys), as well as online quiz and testing capabilities. Students can receive reminders about assignments and email confirmations of work submitted. Through guest access, parents can view course materials including syllabi, assignments and quizzes for the classes of teachers who are participating in this pilot program. Guest access however, does not provide access to individual student assignment progress; that information is only available once a student is logged in.
STUDENT SCHOOL EMAIL ACCOUNTS
Middle and high school students are given an SCS email address through Gmail; it is needed for certain online programs and is another way students can communicate with teachers.
Many classes are now utilizing digital textbooks, which allow content to be interactive and updated more frequently than print editions. ConnectED, Collections, and Sadlier are just some of the digital textbooks you will hear mentioned by students.