• Technology at Reid

     

    Unlike "Specialist" programs such as art, music, and physical education, technology is not a supplemental class that students attend with a different teacher.  Loudoun County’s model is for technology to be integrated seamlessly across the curriculum.  Students will participate in a variety of technology-rich lessons in both the classroom and the computer lab designed by their teachers to coincide with other instruction. 

     

     

    Instructional Facilitator of Technology (IFT)

     

    All Loudoun County Schools employ an Instructional Facilitator of Technology (IFT).  The role of the IFT is primarily to coach teachers on integrating technology in the classroom to support student learning, 1:1 coaching, staff development and lesson planning. However, they may also be seen supporting teachers with implementing lessons in the classroom.

     

     

    Digital Experience Specialists (DES)

    To maintain the many devices and the network of the school, the county employs a DES through the Department of Digital Innovation. The DES provides front line support to help solve technology issues. In some cases, this involves sending devices out for repair.

     

     

    Virginia State Standards for Technology in the elementary school include:

    • The student will demonstrate a basic understanding of computer theory including bits, bytes, and binary logic
    • The student will develop basic technology skills
    • Develop a basic technology vocabulary that includes cursor, software, memory, disk drive, hard drive, and CD-ROM
    • Select and use technology appropriate to tasks
    • Develop basic keyboarding skills
    • Operate peripheral devices
    • Apply technologies to strategies for problem solving and critical thinking.
    • The student will process, store, retrieve, and transmit electronic information.
    • Use search strategies to retrieve electronic information using databases, CD-ROMs, videodiscs, and telecommunications
    • Use electronic encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes, and catalogs
    • Use local and wide-area networks and modem-delivered services to access information from electronic databases
    • Describe advantages and disadvantages of various computer processing, storage, retrieval, and transmission techniques
    • The student will communicate through application software
    • Create a 1-2 page document using word processing skills, writing process steps, and publishing programs.
    • Use simple computer graphics and integrate graphics into word-processed documents.
    • Create simple databases and spreadsheets to manage information and create reports.
    • Use local and worldwide network communication systems.
Last Modified on January 27, 2022