Technology Integration

At Presentation, technology is used as a tool for learning, collaborating, and skill building. We have a full computer lab, SMART interactive white boards and a cart of 25 iPads that teachers can check out to use in their classrooms, plus an onsite Technology Integration Specialist to help our teachers and students make the most of them.

This page is divided into two sections:.

Recommended Apps

Many of the iOS (for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch) apps below are used in the classrooms at Presentation.  Clicking on any of the links below will take you to Apple’s App Store where you can download the app.  Presentation School receives 5% back from each purchase you make by clicking on the links below, and the proceeds will support future technology purchases.

Content Creation:
Keynote – Apple’s equivalent to Powerpoint, it is very easy to use on the iPad and makes great presentations. It is a $10 app but can be used for any grade level, college, and the work world. Also allows you to save into a Powerpoint format if you have a Windows computer you are also working with.
Pages – Apple’s equivalent to Microsoft Word. It was created for the iPad and works great for making documents. Like Keynote, it is a $10 app but can be used for any grade level, college, and the work world. Also allows you to save into Microsoft Word format if you have a Windows computer you are also working with.
iMovie – Apple’s video editing software for the iPad works well and is easy to use. This has been used in our school to create all the videos that can be seen on our YouTube account. If your child is creating videos this would be a great app for editing.
Explain Everything – This is an interactive whiteboard created by educators with many great features. You can make your own creations, add images with the camera, upload presentations and documents to work with and add audio to whatever you create. Also has the ability of saving your finished product as a video file. Highly recommended for middle school.

Essentials:
Box – Box is used to save files from the iPad in our school. It works like an online flash drive to save files. They are then accessible on any computer with an internet connection. We have our own Box account for all students to use or you could create an individual one for your student to use. The app can also be accessed online at box.com.
Edmodo – This allows students to converse about different subjects and hold online conversations for class. Teachers can also use this to post quizzes and polls. Edmodo can be found as an app or accessed online at edmodo.com.

Accessibility:
Dragon – This app will allow students to speak into it and it will write down what it says. While it cannot work with punctuation it will do a good job of writing down the words students have said.

Religion:
Bible Heroes – Great interactive stories from the Bible that include coloring pages and games. These stories allow children to take an active part in learning about Biblical stories. There are many apps available. Free apps include stories of Daniel, Noah, Jonah, Esther, Joseph, and the Christmas Story.
Rosary Guide – Great app that can help students to learn the rosary. This app shows you lights up a different bead for each prayer you are saying and also displays the prayer for those who are unfamiliar or not confident in what to say and when to say it.

Math:
Math Bingo
Mathopolis
Number Lines
Hungry Fish
Geoboard
Splash Math – 1st Grade
Splash Math – 2nd Grade
Splash Math – 3rd Grade
Place Value
Math Bumpies
AB Math
Farkle

Reading:
Teach Me Kindergarten
Teach Me First Grade
Teach Me Second Grade
Word Magic
Build A Word
Long Vowels
Word Family
Spelling City
Tic Tac Toe Phonics
Smiley Sight Words
Word Bingo

Writing:
Handwriting Without Tears
Chalk Pad

Social Studies:
Google Earth – Great app to explore the world, understand geography, and keep track of where news events are taking place.
Stack the States
Oregon Trail
270 to Win
Brain Pop
Memory Matches

Science:
Leafsnap

Health/Physical Education:
Go Meals HD – Great for students and parents alike, this app allows the user to see nutrition facts about meals they are making or may eat at popular restaurants. You are able to choose different ingredients that are a part of a meal and join them all together to see the overall nutrition facts.
Eat-And-Move-O-Matic
– Simple app that shows how much exercise it may take to burn off calories from different meals. Users can choose a variety of meals or snacks and also choose a variety of activities to burn off those calories.

Recommended Websites

Superkids Reading – The website for our K-2 reading program. Students and parents can log in to do activities unlocked by the teacher as the class works through the curriculum.

Accelerated Reader Book Find – Use this website to find books that are included in our Accelerated Reader program.

PBS – While having great programming, they also have a lot of information on a variety of topics. Check out the website and type in what you are looking for in the search box.

History Channel – They cover everything history and most of the time you are able to search and find videos on topics your student may be studying.

Quizlet – This website allows you create online flashcards, games, quizzes, and more. Very easy to use and a favorite among middle school students. This is a great tool for vocabulary within any subject at any grade level.

Edmodo – This allows students to converse about different subjects and hold online conversations for class. Teachers can also use this to post quizzes and polls. Edmodo can be found as an app or accessed online at edmodo.com. It is currently used with some teachers in the middle school.

Box – Box is used to save files from the iPad in our school. It works like an online flash drive to save files. They are then accessible on any computer with an internet connection. We have our own Box account for all students to use or you could create an individual one for your student to use.

Eduplace – Fun activities are great reinforcement for elementary math, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.