Technology in Savanna School District
Savanna School District is proud of its continued use of technology in the instructional program. Our newest addition of Technology Learning Centers on each site will allow for group instruction on the use of various technological tools. In addition, each classroom is equipped with a ceiling-mounted DLP projector and a teacher laptop connected to our wireless server, providing teachers with access to technological tools to use in the instructional program. Document cameras and voice enhance systems have also been added to classrooms that further enhance teaching and learning. These projects were possible because of the general obligation bond that was passed by our local community (Measure N) to fund capital improvements at each of our four elementary schools. Through Measure N and Measure G funding, most of our classrooms have been equipped with sets of computers for small group instruction.
Each school utilizes the Accelerated Reader program whereby essential reading practice is made more effective for every student, allowing students to take online assessments after completing an independent reading book. Teachers are able to personalize reading practice to each student’s current level, assess students’ reading with online quizzes, and reward students who reach reading goals. Accelerated Reader is one tool teachers use to help each student build a lifelong love of reading and learning. Teachers agree that the Accelerated Reader program has been effective in improving students' reading achievement. Each school's home page provides a link to the Accelerated Reader program where students can check to see the point value of a specific book, and parents can monitor their child's reading practice on Accelerated Reader.
Additionally, technology Savanna School District expands beyond the classroom, with our available online payments for parents to utilize to add funds to student lunch accounts through NutriKids, our recent transition to Aeries student information system by which teachers take attendance from the classroom, our online library check-out system through Sagebrush, our ParentLink parent notification system, our online application system for job openings through EdJoin, and our online work order system utilized by our maintenance department.
We're excited about the many uses of technology in the Savanna School District as we prepare our students for the next generation!