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Shamrock Gardens Elementary
Magnet School of Excellence
3301 Country Club Drive
Charlotte, NC 28205
Courier #: 527
P: 980-343-6440  |  F: 980-343-6513 
Principal: Angela Grant
LC: Northeast Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Grades: K-5
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Technology 
 

At Shamrock we have 96 Instructional Computers, a “state of the art” computer lab with 31 computers, a smart board, document camera, interwrite slates, scanner, digital cameras, an LCD projector, networked printers and software to enhance the North Carolina Essential Standards.  In addition to the computer lab we have a portable wireless laptop cart with 15 instructional laptops.  This cart enables any classroom to be transformed into a computer lab.  Each classroom has 2 networked computers and a printer. The media center has 10 networked computers and two printers.  The media center has 10 IPADS Gen 1 which were just donated to the school by Target.  The entire school is networked with wireless access throughout the building. 

All classrooms are equipped with smart boards and document cameras.  This technology enables teachers to engage students like never before and offers many opportunities to integrate technology throughout the regular school day.    In addition to the Smart Technology we have 6 sets of eInstruction classroom responder systems available for checkout for all classrooms.  These responders allow immediate feedback for classroom teachers and interactivity for students. 

All K-5 students attend the computer lab once a week for technology instruction.  Below is a table outlining the networked software and web-based programs available at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School

NETWORKED PROGRAMS

  • Microsoft Office
  • MS Powerpoint
  • MS Excel
  • MS Publisher
  • Movie Maker
  • Photo Story
  • Audacity
  • Accelerated Reader & Star Reader
  • Accelerated Math & Star Math
  • Orchard Programs for Reading, Math and Writing
  • Type To Learn
  • Kidspiration 2
  • Student Writing Center
  • Easy Book
  • Roxio
  • Print Shop (computer lab only)
  • Pinnacle Studio 8 (3 licenses)
  • Google Earth

WEB-BASED PROGRAMS

  • United Streaming
  • Discovery Education
  • Study Island
  • Harcourt Social Studies
  • Pearson Net
  • Horizon Information Portal
  • Reading A to Z
  • Secured Internet Searching

The program of instruction in the computer lab is under constant development and modification as needed.  There are a number of modules that the students will learn about during the school year. These modules include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Keyboarding
  • Word Processing
  • Computer History
  • Computer Networks
  • Different Technologies in Today's Society
  • Online Research
  • Hardware & Software
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations
  • Web Development
  • Web Ethics and Netiquette                            

In the computer lab we work together to learn how to utilize the technology available as well as learn about any NEW innovative technology.  We welcome lesson plan ideas and input from teachers, parents, and students.  Our common goal is to prepare the students for life beyond elementary school, and to equip them with knowledge and skills that are necessary to become a 21st century lifelong learner.     

Thank you for visiting the Shamrock Gardens Technology Website!

 

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