All students visit the technology lab as part of the arts rotation. The lab is manned by Ms. Wolf, Technology Instructor. Lessons are linked to both Florida's Academic Standards and the ISTE Standards. The skills learned in the lab prepare students to use technology in their classrooms to complete projects and classwork. Concepts such as keyboarding, word processing, graphics, and mind-mapping are introduced in Kindergarten and built upon in subsequent years. By second grade, students are using mapping software and word processing to document their learning as they search the Internet. Both second and third-grade students complete and share projects to show evidence of their learning. Students are coached in safe search techniques and proper use of copyright. Students create graphics, use more advanced word processing skills, apply audio and video techniques, and can game on approved sites.
5th Grade Focus - Students learn Animation using different mediums, such as paper, digital, and clay. Students begin with a script or a storyboard, then using multiple applications, they record, edit and produce a finished animation. This final film is then entered into the Manatee County Film Rush to compete for a spot in the regional and state competitions. Rowlett has had multiple winners throughout the years!