Tech

All Saints Technology Vision Statement

The heart of a great school is a robust, challenging and dynamic academic curriculum. All Saints will be a 'Anytime Anywhere Learning' environment in which each child's highest potential to learn is not bound by the walls of the classroom or the hours of the school day. By providing our students with access to age and developmentally appropriate, state-of-the-art tools, All Saints will help them harness technology in powerful ways as they strive to become exemplary digital citizens. We will do this by deliberately identifying, investing in and integrating educational technology that facilitates learning and improved performance. In this way, All Saints' will be at the genuinely leading edge of technology integration.
We recognize that our students are children of the 21st century media culture, and as such, are digital learners and multi-taskers comfortable with electronic devices of all kinds. The school recognizes the vital importance of All Saints students becoming responsible, aware, proficient, and productive IT users.
 
We foster an all-inclusive technological environment, meaning the curriculum is designed to serve those who are interested in art, programming, music, and video among other topics. Students work to cultivate a diverse technological skillset. At the end of the school year, students should be able to identify the aptest tool for a given task. 
 
Our Technology Curriculum is project-based. A variety of topics are covered, ranging from digital image editing to computer hardware to programming. 
 
Procedural proficiency
Students establish a considerable comfort with the skill and/or application meaning that the student becomes adept at executing specific tasks, troubleshooting, and navigating a tool. The student has a solid conceptual grasp of the tool and, in turn, can put concepts into practice effectively and demonstrates and reinforces technological skillset by completing projects.

Integrated use of technology
Students use technology to enhance and facilitate their understanding of various types of subject matter. 

Digital citizenship
Students become mindful of social and ethical aspects of technology. Specifically, they learn how their behaviors affect technology use. Examples of topics would be cyberbullying, Internet safety, copyright, and fair use, among myriad topics.

Communication
The ability to verbalize technology will be emphasized throughout the year. Students will be expected to explain concepts, conduct demonstrations, and collaborate with each other. While students are encouraged to help one another during project periods the assistance should only consist of oral guidance.

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Samuel Hale

    Mr. Samuel Hale 

    Technology EC-8, Early Childhood PM

ECU Tech Curriculum

List of 1 items.

  • ECU

    Our youngest students come to the computer lab once a week with the goal of introducing core technology concepts and terminology. Students engage with Mac desktops and learn to interact with a computer system and operate a mouse. Using websites such as Funbrain Playground and Poisson Rouge, ECUers safely learn the basic Internet navigation in an educational environment.

Lower School Tech Curriculum

List of 5 items.

  • 1st Grade

    Students continue to learn about computer skills including basic computer operations. In class students use Microsoft Word, Photo Booth and various websites to introduce core technology concepts.
  • 2nd Grade

    Our second graders delve further with technology, displaying a mastery of the basic computer functions and begin to learn more advanced technology skills. Students collaborate and engage in digital learning and learn to apply digital tools to address various tasks.
  • 3rd Grade

    By 3rd grade, students are participating in collaborative projects and explorations. In class they demonstrate safe use of technology while exploring new tools and sites. Using online tools such as PIXLR and Sketch & Paint, they create original digital art. On the desktops, they use Microsoft Word and Photo Booth to produce documents and posters.
  • 4th Grade

    The main goals in 4th grade are to build keyboarding fluency, collaborate with classmates and engage in a variety of technology-themed projects. By the end of 4th grade, students have been introduced to a number of powerful tools for creating documents, publications, artwork, computer coding and presentations. They will have dissected a computer and put it back together again and even made lego-based animated movies.
  • 5th Grade

    5th grade students continue to master the various tools that they have been introduced to while learning to be digital citizens. Key projects of the year include completing a Metropolitan Museum of Natural History webquest (in relation to their reading of From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler), participating in collaborative writing with Google Apps and creating a video about a famous explorer using iMovie.

Middle School Tech Curriculum

List of 3 items.

  • 6th grade

    Students become familiar with the fundamentals of computers while also honing their general problem solving ability and increasing their self sufficiency.
    During this process, students learn to work individually and collaboratively while cultivating a diverse technological skill set.
    Students reinforce operational skills, such as file management and enhancing their
    knowledge of the OSX operating system. Topics such as learn digital image editing,
    programming, model creation in a 3D environment, and spreadsheets are covered, among other technological disciplines.
  • 7th Grade

    Students continue to reinforce the skills they learned during sixth grade. However, students immerse themselves in either video production with iMovie or Web production with Weebly while creating an interactive project for National History Day.
    National History Day is an integrative technological experience where students also exercise their research skills.
  • 8th Grade

    Eighth grade technology is devoted to the production of the yearbook, specifically using the online tool TreeRing. Students build on their knowledge of digital image editing and file management. 
    Students finish the year with an interactive Art History project buiding websites based for a modern artist of their choice.

All Saints Day School

8060 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923
831-624-9171
Contact Us Directions
All Saints Day School, in Carmel, CA, is the only independent, private school on the Monterey Peninsula that focuses solely on educating students in Preschool through Grade 8, and has been doing so, with a reputation for excellence, since 1961.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
All Saints Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.