Technology Vision and Mission
The mission of the technology department at Cooper is to enhance teaching and learning through the successful integration of technology into the curriculum.
We believe that the most effective way to accomplish this mission is to provide ongoing professional development opportunities for our teachers so they may improve their level of technological fluency. We also provide staff development for teachers which consist of a variety of 40 minute mini-lessons during teacher planning times.
BYOD at Cooper
"Bring Your Own Device" is available to ALL students. Students should only use their devices for educational purposes that have been approved by their teachers. When not in use for educational purposes, devices should remain in the students' bookbags. Devices are not meant to be communication tools during school hours or while on school buses. Students with completed consent forms will be given limited access to the network with their own personal devices. See below for more information:
Technology at Cooper
Computers and Chromebooks:
We have five computer labs with 30 student workstations, and two intervention labs with 10 workstations. We also have laptops for student use in each classroom, as well as the Media Center. The workstations and laptops feature either Chrome OS or Microsoft Windows 10 OS and a variety of instructional software packages including G Suite, Office 2016, Education Galaxy, Kidspiration, Inspiration, and TimeLiner. Each computer features high speed internet access.
We have 2 types of tablets available for student use. We have Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablets that are used in literacy small groups. We also have iPads available for students to use as well.
Video Production Lab:
The fully equipped video production lab is available for student and teacher use. Students can shoot and edit their own video productions using the audio visual and editing equipment found in this lab. This is the location from which our live news show is broadcast each morning. WWJC consists of a team of 5th grade students who rotate every six to nine weeks. The news program is directed and produced by the students and is sponsored by Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Pemberton.