First Immanuel is committed to providing our students with the latest educational technology, and technology is incorporated into all facets of our students’ learning.
Every child has a computer device!
FILS has a one-to-one computer program. That means that every child in grades 1- 3 have individual access to an iPad, all children in grades 4 - 6 have a Chrome Book and all students in grades 7-8 have a laptop or Chrome Book. The Early Childhood and kindergarten classrooms have iPads in each room, to support instruction in those settings. Middle schoolers are able to take their laptop or Chrome Book home with them and they will own that FILS device when they graduate*. (*agreement to the school purchase program required)
Our staff has been formally trained on how to use iPads and laptops in a school setting, and they are eagerly opening a whole new world of learning possibilities to their students.
Smart Boards in Every Classroom
Our Early Childhood - 8th grade classrooms are equipped with Smart Boards, which are basically wall-mounted touch-sensitive computers, to allow more interactive learning opportunities. Our teachers are trained to use the Smart Boards and software in ways that best enhance learning.
Computer Lab and Instruction
Students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 3 have formal computer training in our state-of-the-art computer lab, while children in grades 4-5 have computer instruction on their own laptops. In the lab, each student sits at one of the 30 desktop computers, to learn appropriate use of the internet, keyboarding, and the most frequently used word processing and desktop publishing software programs.