Technology at TCA

In order to prepare our students for the reality of a technologically integrated world, TCA allows Upper School students to bring their personal devices to school through a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program. Additionally, our Library has a dedicated research center equipped with Chromebooks for student use.

TCA is a Google School through Google Apps for Education. Students are able to use this cloud based technology resource platform and we have partnered with a national EdTechTeam for Google-specific training to enhance our students’ ability to access, create, collaborate, and share learning.

STEM

STEM Lab begins in Elementary and utilizes the 4 C’s: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, and Communication. Students start with a question or problem that needs to be solved, take time to brainstorm, and imagine the possibilities! Students make a plan through diagrams or the drawing of their ideas and then spend time creating, experimenting, testing and making needed improvements. Additionally, students communicate to obtain feedback from peers and staff. Projects include: Lego Robots, Robotic Arms, Water Filtration Systems, iPad projectors, Block Coding and more!

Computer Coding began as a club and has now grown into multiple class opportunities, including Advanced Coding on the high school level. Our Robotics Club is available to Middle and Upper school students and has been a great success with students competing successfully locally and regionally.

Through Raspberry Pi, students learn to build applications on a small $35 computer.

IXL

IXL is an immersive K-12 learning experience that provides comprehensive, standards-aligned content for math, language arts, science, and social studies. This online resource is provided to every TCA student for supplemental learning. IXL prepares students for academic success as it complements our carefully selected curriculum.

  • IXL Math – covers skills from Pre-K to Pre-Calculus
  • IXL English Language Arts – covers skills from K – 12th grade
  • IXL Science and Social Studies – covers skills from 2 – 5th grade

For more information on IXL, visit https://www.ixl.com/