STEAM & Computers
The use of technology to enhance the learning experience at LACS is an integral part of our educational methodology. Our school campus data network is fed by a 1 Gigabit-per-second fiber service from our Internet Service Provider. This service features very high upload and download speeds with low latency and high reliability.
All teachers are encouraged to integrate the use of technology into their classroom teaching techniques as appropriate. Throughout the grade levels, teachers enhance their lessons and students are encouraged to incorporate their technical skills into projects, written reports, and presentations.
Each classroom is equipped with 1000Base-T Ethernet ports for hard-wired connections to the school’s network, and a campus-wide WiFi network is available for staff and student access. We operate a strong firewall/filter to protect our internal devices and data, and to prevent access to malicious or restricted content.
In the Middle and High Schools, we run a 1:1 laptop model where all students use school-provided business-class, touchscreen laptops. A computer lab equipped with laptop computers is available for Elementary students to use. We also use a wide range of online curricula and resources with students to stay up-to-date with both our technology instruction and infrastructure.
Teachers use a variety of audio, video, and computing technologies to enhance their teaching and communications with students. For in-classroom instruction, teachers use large touchscreen all-in-one computers connected to short-throw projectors for display, and many teachers use the Ludia eBeam systems for digital display interaction. Inside the classroom for video teachers have multiple cameras and camera angles at their disposal provided by a large classroom PTZ camera, dock cam, and the camera built into their teaching computer, whether it be a laptop or desktop.
For remote instruction, LACS uses Zoom video conferencing bridges and tools. Teachers use cordless UHF wireless systems to project their voices to digital learners across Zoom.