Technology at PCES

Technology is for LEARNING at PCES! We use technology to teach and learn about standards in our academic curriculum as well as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards.  All teachers and students are expected to follow the guidelines in the FCBOE Acceptable Use Policy and Student Code of Conduct. It is important for parents and stakeholders to be knowledgeable about the different resources available to students throughout our school as well as at home.

Technology Login Card

Parents will receive a copy of a login card that students use to access various websites and programs at school and home. If you are unsure how your child should be using a particular program, please contact your child’s teacher as each classroom may have different expectations and procedures. Please keep this card in a safe place to protect your child’s privacy and to have this information ready when needed.

Technology Resources

Google Apps for Education

Our school system has partnered with Google to provide students with a suite of applications that will allow students to create, collaborate on and share documents, spreadsheets, slide presentations, and more. Students use a login to access Google Apps at school and at home. Please note that elementary-aged students cannot access email associated with these accounts.

Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus (IC) is Fayette County’s Student Information System. All Fayette County teachers use this system  for taking attendance, parent messaging, progress reports and report cards. Fourth and fifth grade teachers also use IC for their gradebooks. You can access your child’s information by logging in from the IC Parent Portal found on our school website: www.pces.org under the Resources tab. Your login credentials remain the same each year. To create a login you must have your child’s birthdate and Student ID which can be obtained from the school’s IC Registrar in the front office.  Please note: If you have a change of email address, phone number, or other contact information, please make sure you change it within Infinite Campus.

Textbook Materials

Think Central provides web-based materials that are linked to our Math, Reading and Science textbooks. Using the login information on the card provided, you can access online versions of the textbooks and other related materials on this site: www-k6.thinkcentral.com.

Technology Resources

Resource

Website

Description

Brainpop, Brainpop Jr.

www.brainpop.com, www.brainpopjr.com 

(For login information, contact the school office.)

BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement.

Discovery Education

www.discoveryeducation.com 

Discovery Education offers opportunities to help students learn in the digital age with award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, and virtual experiences.

Destiny

fcboe.follettdestiny.com

Media center catalog to look up books located in our library as well as checkout online e-books.

Dreambox

Clever

Individualized Math instruction and practice.

Blackboard

fcboe.blackboard.com

Students and parents can access information about their classes. Items such as Announcements, Homework and class materials will be located here.

Facts 4 Me

www.facts4me.com 

(For login information, contact the school office.)

Online, teacher-curated, easy to read encyclopedia. School subscription available 8am - 4pm.

GALILEO

http://www.galileo.usg.edu/ 

GALILEO Elementary features resources that are purchased by the State of Georgia specifically for your elementary-aged student. Resources in GALILEO are age-appropriate, credible, and authoritative.

Moby Max

Clever

MobyMax is an  adaptive curriculum which creates an individualized learning plan for each student, allowing students to progress as quickly as they like while simultaneously giving extra instruction on skills as needed.

Raz Kids (K - 3rd grade)

Newsela (4th - 5th grade)

www.raz-kids.com 

www.newsela.com 

400+ eBooks that students can listen to, read, and record themselves reading. Comprehension quizzes are included with each book as well.

Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. It's easy and amazing. Read closely. Think critically. Be worldly.

Reading Counts

Scholastic Reading Inventory

STAR Math

(1st - 5th grades)

These tools assess student reading and math abilities through the year.  Reading Counts specifically assesses comprehension as students read independently. Each grade level and teacher uses Reading Counts in a way that best fits his or her own classroom and students.

Keyboarding without Tears

(For 2nd - 5th grades)

Clever

This online program will assist students with learning and improving their typing speed! Students use the Clever section of the login card.

BYOT

Students at Peachtree City Elementary have the opportunity to Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT). Parents must complete the permission form and guidelines can be found on our website www.pces.org under the School Info tab. Students are able to bring technology devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. to school. These devices will have access to our filtered wireless network. The FCBOE Acceptable Use Policy and Student Code of Conduct must be followed at all times while these devices are in use. Classroom teachers determine the activities that students will complete using their devices.

Technology is for Learning here at PCES!

Caroline Mrizek - Certified Google Educator - Instructional Technology Specialist - mrizek.caroline@mail.fcboe.org