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Our New Digital Literacy Program!

We prioritize providing incredible, varied and innovative learning experiences for our students at Lakeside Charter Academy (Lakeside). Using the latest technology to empower our students, we are officially launching our Digital Literacy program this year!

Our teachers will use digital resources like Google Suite for Education which includes Classroom, Slides, Maps and other amazing applications, ChromeBooks, and other online tools to enhance instruction and improve student learning. All Lakeside students will have one hour per week related to digital literacy this year.

Typing, Coding, and More

This program will facilitate Google Suite for Education fluency, accurate and correct typing, digital citizenship (which includes Internet safety), digital exploration, and basic coding skills. Our students will also learn Google Drive basics; a fantastic online tool for organizing classwork at both school and home. By investing in and using technology in our classrooms, we can improve instruction, develop digital skills, and provide our K-8 students with engaging, modern learning experiences.

At Lakeside, our teachers and staff believe that technology is a powerful tool for our students. By celebrating learning and growth in today’s digital world, we enable our students to thrive online safely. Chromebook laptops for all students in grades 5-8 and other smart technologies are provided to help facilitate learning and instruction in our K-4 programs.

Our goal for 1st graders is to become acquainted with Jamboard, Google Docs and Slides through the year. Starting with 2nd grade, Lakeside students will build knowledge and be highly proficient in these applications, so by the end of 3rd grade there is a high level of proficiency. We plan to add Drawings, which is excellent for flow charts, timelines, and word art, for our 4th and 5th graders. For our middle schoolers, the goal is to focus on Google Forms, Sites and Sheets to teach more advanced skills.

Internet Safety

Every Lakeside grade level will begin the year by discussing Internet safety. We know how critical online security is for our students and parents and that’s why we are so dedicated to teaching Internet responsibility and safety.

At Lakeside, our students learn how to be intelligent online citizens and stay safe using social media outlets. We also have an Internet filter system in place that allows us to quickly and easily block any site that violates our school standards. Our online security is robust and always working to protect our students.

Lakeside is a tuition-free public charter school serving grades K-8. Our individualized attention, small classes and commitment to learning in a modern and digital world couldn’t be deeper. We’d love for you to consider joining us as we are now enrolling for 2022-2023. Schedule a tour today!

About Lakeside Charter Academy

Lakeside Charter Academy is a K-8 community-driven school where caring educators, parents, and local business leaders work to provide unparalleled education. Our approach is nurturing yet challenging, innovative while embracing proven traditions. We offer a safe, fun environment where children reach their highest academic potential. Enroll your child today.


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