Isaac Dickson works hard to make appropriate instructional technology available to all classes and to train teachers and staff members to use best practices for technology integration.
In addition to the classroom technology listed below, the media center curates a collection of technology resources to be used by the whole school. Our maker space includes two 3D printers; a set of 10 Sphero robots; Cubetto, a robot for teaching coding skills without screens; Makey Makeys, LittleBits, and a film studio with green screen.
Each classroom in our building is outfitted with a ClearTouch Interactive Panel, a relatively new evolution of the old SMART Boards that you may be familiar with. These panels accept ten points of touch at once, meaning that multiple students can be working out problems and interacting with the board at once. Each ClearTouch panel also has a HoverCam Solo 8 document camera/web camera attached, so that teachers may display books, student work, and other items on the board, as well as video conference with classes from across Asheville and around the world.
With the era of Distance Learning due to Covid-19 upon us, students have access to even more technology to check out at home. Devices are available for all students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Kindergarteners have access to the latest iPads and first through fifth graders have access to touch-screen chromebooks. We have limited hot spots available to assist families that cannot affford reliable high-speed internet at home. If you need to access a device or hot spot for your student, please call 828-350-6829.