Jamie Casteel

Welcome to the Technology Lab!

We are very proud of our outstanding lab, in which students learn to use technology effectively and responsibly.

We are a Google Apps for Education school, and our 5-8th grade students have 1:1 Chromebooks.

Our current Tech Curriculum includes the following:

  • Comprehensive typing instruction, including numeric keypad, with students completing the course by the end of third grade.
  • Coding (computer programming) using, Scratch, and other visual programming languages. We participate in the International Hour of Code.
  • Internet Safe Search, internet safety, cyberabuse awareness, identity protection.
  • Mapping, global positioning systems, Geocaching, and Travel Bugs.
  • Digital photography and digital image manipulation, including Photoshop.
  • Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and elementary computer graphics.
  • Creation of materials for interactive whiteboards.

Technology classes for 5-8th grade students are held three times weekly, while K-4th graders attend twice each week.

Classroom News

Summer Technology

Here are few things to do in the Summer with tech skills we’ve learned at school: Have your child help you learn coding on Practice typing for fun. Make a Google Slideshow of places visited on vacation. Go geocaching and look for Travel Bugs. And here are my recommendations for Summer activities¬†without technology: Reading…

Summer 2016 Technology

As your students enjoy their summer, please remind them to use good citizenship and be safe while using devices and video games. They’ve learned good techniques in class, but parents are the best models and reminders! A few notes: Students may continue to use their accounts on Code. org and Scratch. Check travel bugs on… Login Information

Students are welcome and encouraged to complete activities on during the summer. They may continue to use the account they use at school, so they will not lose any progress! ***** Students who have just completed grades 5-8 should just go to and log in with your username and password. ***** Students who…