School Technology

Morningview Technology Web Page

Welcome to the Morningview Elementary School Technology page. This page is intended to provide you with a brief overview of the Technology equipment that is used regularly at Morningview as well as information about the Alabama Technology Courses of Study.

Classroom Technology:
Each classroom at Morningview is equipped with multiple desktop computer workstations for the children’s use.  Each teacher selects age appropriate and subject-specific activities for the students to complete while on the computers.

Computer Programs or Resources Used:

Edgenuity/Compass Learning
Stride Academy

Smart Boards or Touch Panels:
Every classroom at Morningview is equipped with an interactive Smart Board and document camera.  Teachers utilize the Smart Boards for hands-on, interactive activities frequently. In addition, the Smart Boards allow teachers to display digital resources to the students during the course of instruction.  Many of the textbook publishers provide digital content that can be used to enhance instruction. Our teachers also frequently seek out additional resources. Online journals and publications, videos, and websites are just a mouse click away and can easily be displayed for the entire class on the Smart Board.

Mobile Technology:
Many of Morningview’s classrooms have IPads/Chromebooks available as well.  Students often use the IPads/Chromebooks during “Center Time” to access learning applications just as if they were on a computer.  The IPads/Chromebooks are also frequently used during Small Group instruction to provide access to digital instructional resources needed for a specific group of students.

Additional IPads/Chromebooks are available in the Computer Lab for teachers to check out for group activities that require students to have individual access to technology.  This year, Morningview is also extremely excited to have mobile computer labs on each 2nd-5th-grade halls comprised of 30 Chromebooks available for teachers to check out for projects and lessons requiring individual student access to a computer.  

Technology For Assessments:
Morningview will be completing the required yearly State Assessments on computers. This is a shift from the traditional paper and pencil testing forms from years past.  The mobile Chromebook labs allow us to set up testing locations in each classroom in addition to the Computer Lab which will allow us to complete the testing in a timely manner. The regular Computer Lab is comprised of 30 desktop workstations.  Our mobile Chromebook labs have a total of 30 Chromebooks, creating a 1 to 1 Chromebook setup during a testing session.

Technology For Communication:
Technology plays an important role during the instructional day at Morningview.  In addition to the ways previously mentioned, teachers routinely use email or text to communicate with parents.  Each teacher also utilizes Class Dojo or Remind as a means of communicating with parents. Our principal is able to send out group calls to all the parents to provide the necessary information in a timely manner.

The school’s web page is also a valuable resource for important information about the school as well as upcoming events.  The webpage also provides MANY pictures capturing the wonderful things that take place here at Morningview. Webpage updates are made frequently, often multiple times per week.  As the Technology Coordinator, I am responsible for keeping the page maintained and up to date. If you take a picture with your phone while attending a Morningview event, feel free to send it to me by clicking on this link: Click Here I will try to include it on the website. Be sure to include a brief description so I can share information about the picture on the site. *The picture will only be uploaded once proof of media release is verified.*

Technology Instruction:
At Morningview we strive to fully address the standards of the Alabama Technology Course of Study.  This Course of Study is broken down into two grade bands – K thru 2 and 3 thru 5, meaning the same course of study standards apply to all students in Kindergarten, First, and Second grades.  Likewise, the standards for Third, Fourth, and Fifth-grade students are the same. Computer lab activities cover many of the standards; however, some are more easily covered in the general classroom during the course of regular instruction or with special projects assigned by the core subject teacher.

Provided below are links to the Alabama Technology Courses of Study for both Technology courses of study.

K-2 Technology COS.pdf           
3-5 Technology COS.pdf​​
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