Infusing instruction with technology helps school

Students use iMacs in Regina Elementary’s computer lab.

Educators across the nation are incorporating technology into their school buildings. Regina Elementary is working to do the same.

Last year the elementary computer lab was updated to include all new Apple iMacs. Also incorporated into the computer lab is a new e-learning resource program called Education City. This resource helps to pinpoint content that matches the lesson’s objectives.  It helps teachers and students to master essentials in the areas of math and language arts. It also allows for an at-home component for students.

This past summer the infrastructure was updated for the whole Center, which is now wireless. Thanks to the Regina Foundation’s Annual Appeal, the elementary will be receiving five new InFocus projectors, which are interactive and will be a beneficial tool for faculty to provide the next level of interactive lessons in instruction. In addition, the elementary won a SMART Board interactive whiteboard through the Hy-Vee SMART Points 2010 promotion thanks to the parents and community members who participated in this contest on Regina’s behalf.

Regina Elementary is very appreciative of the generosity of another Regina supporter. Through this donor, the elementary will be receiving additional SMART Boards to support the instructional process. 


Jan. 17 was devoted to breakout training sessions during an inservice for all K-12 teachers. Topics for the day included Google Docs, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, Interactive Projectors, Power School, Using Social Media/Acceptable Use, GWAEA (Grant Wood Area Education Agency) Online Resources, Clickers, Google Mail/Calendar, Education City, 1:1 Computing, and Assistive Technology. Presenters for the day include internal staff, as well as, Grant Wood AEA staff and professionals. Regina Elementary is blessed with all these wonderful donations to increase proficiency in technology.

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