Technology Spotlight-Greenwood Elementary School

Greenwood Elementary School

“Greenwood is comprised of hardworking students and dedicated teachers who measure success, not only in high-test scores, but also in lessons learned, problems solved, performances presented and projects completed.”

Dr. Tracey Marino-Principal

 

Greenwood Elementary School accommodates students from first through fifth grades. Constructed in 1963, the school has been continually upgraded to meet the increasing academic, technological, and security needs of its’ student population of approximately 600.

A majority of classrooms is equipped with either an interactive Smartboard or a Polyvision board. First and second grades are supplied with Dell Optiplex desktop computers and Macbook laptops. Third through Fifth grades are supplied with Dell laptops. Students also have access to Chromebooks and iPads. Laptops are maintained in charging carts stationed in either classrooms or hallways. Students are ultimately responsible for removing and replacing laptops from the carts and for taking care of the equipment during use.

The Greenwood Elementary Library has 30 Macbooks and a Smartboard available for student instruction. iPads are also available for student use to search for books. The Library houses over 22,000 books.

Greenwood also has a laptop loaner program which is supervised by Mrs. Emlyn Frangiosa, an ESL instructor. The loaner program is comprised of approximately 40 laptops and is designed to assist students who need additional accessibility to instruction beyond the school day. The District has also initiated an adult ESL program at Greenwood which uses the loaner laptops as well.

Students can access any instructional program,  including ALEKS, Study Island, ABc Ya, Accelerated Reader, and Reading Eggs on a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week basis on any device as a fundamental part of their education.

Study Island Benchmark testing is used to test the student’s academic skill level both at the start, mid-year and at the end of the school year. Students also learn to navigate the Internet and some typing (keyboarding) skills while using the computers.

Dr. Marino and her staff are dedicated to providing their students with the highest quality education while promoting respect for others and self-responsibility on a daily basis.

Click Here to see a slideshow of Greenwood Elementary students using technology in the classroom.