Caroline Mrizek – Computer Science Instructor
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 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 throughout the year.
Technology is used by teachers and students as they are teaching and learning in all curriculum areas. All classrooms in our building have "Connected Classroom" equipment including: a wireless microphone for voice amplification, an integrated speaker system, and an LCD touch screen panel. Each classroom has 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:
- Google Workspace: K-5
- Tinkercad - 3D modeling
- Scratch - for coding
- Various online resources
- Brain Pop
- Safari Montage
- Galileo (through the State of GA)
Other websites we use frequently:
While directly supervised, students visit many pre-approved websites that coordinate with our curriculum.