The Apple Distinguished School designation
is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.
Shorecrest recognizes that proficiency with technology and the development of information and media skills is essential to a student's future success in academics, the workplace, and lifelong learning.
Each day, in ways large and small, learning with Apple technology helps the Shorecrest community collaborate, communicate, take risks, and think differently.
Walk into any classroom at Shorecrest and find technology supporting student success. For example, seventh graders embark on a nine-week interdisciplinary digital storytelling assignment in multiple classes to create original stop-motion animation movies. Small groups develop original storylines, work on character development, and write scripts for their movies. In art class, students create models of their characters out of wire, recycled bags, paint and fabric. Then English and technology classes merge for two weeks to film the movies using stop-motion animation apps on iPad devices. They edit the videos in iMovie on iMac computers, add sound effects, then showcase their films for preschoolers.
Fourth graders try their hand at the world of game design with Scratch. After a short review of the elements that make up a video game, students choose a partner and begin to plan their projects. For the first few days, the teams of students develop a storyboard, paying close attention to audience and purpose.
Shorecrest is committed to:
Ensuring equitable access for all students.
Providing tech support and network services for all students.
Empowering teachers to use technology for teaching, learning, and communicating through internal and external professional development opportunities.
Utilizing technology tools to build community and foster collaborative learning within our classroom walls and beyond.
Providing students with the technology skills necessary to succeed in a variety of learning environments.
Educating students as digital citizens through the safe, ethical and responsible use of technology, information, and resources.
Educating students and families about the personal and interpersonal impact of social media.