• Technology

    Caroline Mrizek – Instructional Technology Specialist

    Google Certified Educator - Level 2

    Common Sense Certified Educator


    At PCES we view technology as a tool to be used in learning, communicating, and creating. We use the brand new 2019 Computer Science standards for Georgia as the guide for our technology curriculum. Focus is placed on Digital Citizenship, Problem Solving, and Computer Science as we work on various projects.


    Technology is used throughout our school by teachers and students as they are teaching and learning in all curriculum areas. All classrooms in our building have "Connected Classroom" equipment including: wireless microphone for voice amplification, integrated speaker system, and an LCD touch screen panel. Each classroom has from 2-3 student computer workstations and Chromebooks. All students grades 2-5 have Chromebooks through our system-wide 1:1 initiative. There are two computer labs available for all teachers to use with their students as well.


    We use various pieces of software:


    • GSuite for Education: K-5
    • Flip Boom Animation Studio
    • Scratch - for coding
    • Kidspiration 2
    • The Graph Club


    We also have access to paid subscriptions for these websites:


    • Dreambox
    • Brain Pop
    • Facts4Me
    • Discovery Education
    • Safari Montage
    • Galileo


    Other websites we use frequently:


    • Code.org
    • Digitalpassport.org
    • ABCya.com

    While directly supervised, students visit many pre-approved websites that coordinate with our curriculum.