At CVC we believe that students can make the greatest impact for Christ when they are equipped with the tools and skills necessary to engage their world. Technology is a growing part of our students’ lives, and staying true to our mission statement, we seek to connect Biblical truth with everyday living by encouraging responsible behavior while preparing our students for the world ahead.
CVC incorporates technology in the classroom in all grade levels. The elementary grades have dedicated time each week in the computer lab, and learn skills including library searches, online safety, Office applications, and photo stories. Middle School students and High School students are given a school email account that they can use with the full suite of Google tools in a controlled manner to email other students and teachers and create and share documents. Jr. High students even create wordpress blogs for their classes. High School students use technology daily to research and create content for their classes. In addition to a Freshman Computer Apps class, the High School also offers a machines and microcontrollers class and a graphic arts/video production class.
Each classroom has a digital projector capable of displaying content from a computer or wirelessly from the teacher’s iPad to allow the teacher to be among the students while still demonstrating topics to the class. Teachers across all grade levels have access to an iPad cart they can reserve to take advantage of creative apps and engaging tools for their classes.
As a part of our Technology initiative, CVC’s Technology Committee launched a pilot 1:1 (one device for every student) program with all Freshmen for the 2015-2016 school year. Based on the feedback from this launch, we will be expanding this to Freshmen and Sophomores in 2016-2017, and students in grades 4-8 will have access to a laptop cart for each grade level.
Incoming Freshmen will be provided a Chromebook through donations unrelated to tuition, so there will be no cost to parents or students. This will allow our teachers to make use of online tools like Google apps, web content, and Chrome extensions without the distraction of leaving their classroom for a computer lab. Each device will have web content filtering enabled 24/7, and students can have personalized access to classroom content while away from school.
CVC has been using Google Apps for Education (GAFE) for several years and the recent introduction of Chromebooks to the education sector is an excellent way to further take advantage of the tools our teachers and students are already using. We’re excited for the possibilities this adds to our current curriculum, and where it will take our students!
CVC provides email accounts for all students in grades 4-12. Below the High School level communication is limited to addresses within cvc.org only, and Google+ accounts are disabled. Read more about your student email account here.
CVC strives to help our students engage the world around them in a manner that respects those around them.
If your teacher has requested that you upload a video to YouTube for a class project, click here to view a document with detailed instructions to help you upload and edit your video.