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:
- Brain Pop
- Discovery Education
- Safari Montage
Other websites we use frequently:
While directly supervised, students visit many pre-approved websites that coordinate with our curriculum.