The computer education program, which emphasizes keyboarding, word-processing, and research is fully integrated into the curriculum. Spreadsheets, presentation software, and the internet are tools that all students learn to utilize. Computer skills are stressed in class and students are afforded time and access to the wireless laptop computers.
This course is taught concurrently with Algebra I and II, both within the specific math classes as well as a separate scheduled period. Particular emphasis is placed on connecting math concepts through technology and providing a greater opportunity to focus on the problem solving component of mathematics.
This text-to-speech software allows struggling readers to hear printed text as it is being viewed. The software also gives students the tools to highlight and annotate the text as it is displayed on a computer monitor.
Craig School has invested over 25 years in identifying and implementing the most effective specialized educational technology for children with language-based learning needs. Computer-based applications are essential tools for Craig students, many of whom have grapho-motor, organizational, and perceptual difficulties. All classrooms are equipped with either desktop or wireless laptop computers and printers. Such specialized applications as Inspiration, Co:Writer, and Draft:Builder supplement the writing process while the Kurzweil 3000 text-to-speech software improves reading comprehension. Nearly all classrooms have Smart Boards and the school subscribes to a huge selection of educational resources on the internet for both students and teachers.