Technology Department

The Greenwich Township School District prides itself as being on the cutting edge of technology, the district has shown leadership in our area with using many new and exciting ways to bring technology to our students. We feel it is our responsibility to introduce our students to all of the technology that will impact their lives in the future, and with how technology changes by the minute that is no easy task. The students are committed, the staff is committed, the Adminstration and the Board of Education are committed so the IT department finds it very easy to be committed and driven to accomplish this task.

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY GOALS
Current federal priorities include new Educational Technology Initiatives, which call for a technology plan for the nation's schools to achieve five key goals for integrating technology into American Classrooms.

GOAL 1:
ALL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THEIR CLASSROOMS, SCHOOLS, COMMUNITIES AND HOMES.
GOAL 2:
ALL TEACHERS WILL USE TECHNOLOGY EFFECTIVELY TO HELP STUDENTS ACHIEVE HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS.
GOAL 3:
ALL STUDENTS WILL HAVE TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS.
GOAL 4:
RESEARCH AND EVALUATION WILL IMPROVE THE NEXT GENERATION OF TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING.
GOAL 5:
DIGITAL CONTENT AND NETWORKED APPLICATIONS WILL TRANSFORM TEACHING AND LEARNING.

TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS
National Education Technology Standards have been prepared for students, teachers and administrators

Tech Standards for Students (NETS)
Tech Standards for School Administrators (TSSA)
Tech Standards for teacher Preparation (NCATE)

Technology Plan Approved

Technology Staff

MICHAEL GRELLI

Technology Coordinator
mgrelli@gtsdk8.us

Best Practices
Nehaunsey Middle School Best Practices Educational Technology

Nehaunsey Middle School Students create their own business with assistance from technology

Title: Becoming an Entreprenueur

Summary: Students will use critical thinking and technology skills as they develop a business idea and complete activities similar to those necessary for entrepreneurs to successfully launch a business. This is a culminating project that is designed to have students apply a variety of learned technology skills in a real world scenario and also allows for differentiated levels of technical, design, and strategic planning skills.

Grade Level: 7

Technologies used: word processing, spreadsheet, website design, desktop publishing, internet, photography, podcasting. (Also, depending on the business, some students also used video, audio recording, or a scanner)

Broad Street Elementary School Best Practices Educational Technology

4th Grade Students at Broad Street research New Jersey History

Objective:  To create a multimedia slideshow whose topic is related to New Jersey.  We use the KidPix 3 application to create the slideshow.  Other applications used during the course of the project are:  Kidspiration, Internet Explorer, MSWord and HP Scanjet.

Skills array:     

  • Research
  • Reading comprehension
  • Prewriting skills:  note-taking, organizational techniques, rough drafts
  • Writing text
  • Art (drawings and application of constructed pictures or clip art)
  • Music (application of audio clips)
  • Computer skills: 

Internet usage:

  • Using computer search engine, online dictionaries and online encyclopedias
  • Application of computer-generated graphic organizers
  • Word processing
  • Managing files and folders on a network
  • Importing graphic files
  • Importing audio files
  • Scanning