Perrymont has a 24 station computer lab and 11 mobile laptop carts as well as IPOD Touch carts for student use. Our labs are networked to our Local Area Network as well as to the Wide Area Network and we have wireless access throughout the building. Each classroom is equipped with a Smartboard to enhance interactive learning. Teachers have the availability to use various software programs in the labs and in their classrooms.
Technology Enhanced Instruction
In order to promote independent reading, our students participate in the Accelerated Reader Program. Each semester, teachers develop reading goals for all students in grades K-5. Students, who are able to read independently, are encouraged to read books at the appropriate level of difficulty and take a short quiz on the book using the accelerated reader computer software. As students read AR books and pass AR tests, they earn points towards their reading goals. At the end of each quarter, students who meet or exceed their reading goals are invited to attend a special AR celebration. To determine if a book your child is reading is an AR book, click on the following link: http://www.arbookfind.com/default.aspx?client=HomeConnect
IXL is utilized as part of math instruction to help students practice and review skills that they are learning in the classroom. Math skills are broken down by grade level and into skill categories. Each student has an account and throughout the week they use the program to practice and improve in math. As they work, students receive a score that increases or decreases based their level of success with the given skill. Teachers can monitor student progress and use this information to help inform their instruction.
Google Classroom is used in Grades 3-5 across subject areas. Teachers assign work which students can access through their Lynchburg City Schools Google account. Students use their laptops to complete the assignment and then submit it to be graded. As students work, teachers can monitor their progress and make adjustments to the assignment as needed.
SOL Pass is used in Grades 4 and 5. It provides review material such as study guides to help students for assessments throughout the year and for SOL tests taken in May. The content on SOL Pass is aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning to ensure that students are reviewing the material they need to master to meet state standards.
RAZ Kids is an online guided reading program that provides e-books for all reading levels. Students can listen to books being read as a way to model fluency, read books for practice, and record themselves as a way for teachers to monitor their progress. Books on RAZ Kids also have quizzes as a way to monitor reading comprehension. After a student has read 10 books and completed the corresponding quizzes, RAZ Kids moves the student up to books on the next reading level.
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grade levels that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum.
Study Island helps students in 2nd through 5th grade master state-specific, grade-level academic standards in a fun and engaging manner. The program combines rigorous content that is highly customized to specific state standards in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies with interactive features and games that engage students and reward learning achievement.