R.L. Norton Elementary is very fortunate to have a tremendous amount of technology available for teacher and student use. Through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), Norton has been able to supply IBM computers to the school at a ratio of one computer for every twenty students. In addition to these classroom computers, Norton has been able to create a productivity lab for all of the students.
One of the main software programs at use in Norton is the Pearson SuccessMaker program. The program allows students to work at their own pace in reading and math activities.
The faculty and staff at Norton attend technology training sessions on a regular basis. The training sessions are designed to provide teachers with strategies for incorporating technology into the curriculum.
Thanks to the SPLOST-funded Elementary School Retrofit Project, Norton was one of the first schools to receive its equipment refresh. We received and are utilizing the following:
- Upgraded wiring and network infrastructure
- New Laptop computers for every full-time teacher
- New desktop computers for every classroom
- 5 30-station labs
- An 8-station Intervention Lab
- 2 Mobile Wireless Laptop carts
- New state-of-the-art digital cameras
- Ceiling-mounted LCD projectors for every lab and classroom
- Document flatbed scanners in each lab
- Microsoft Office 2007 software
What expectations are there for students to learn and use technology? Here is a link to the national standards set forth by ISTE: