Hamilton Elementary Computer Lab
Each K - 3 classroom contains 4 Dell Optiplex 755 workstations as well as an HP 5500 Ink Jet Printer. One workstation is configured for AV use and includes a DVD player, card reader and connection to a television for large screen display. Fourth and fifth grade classrooms have two desktop and two laptop computers.
All classrooms and the Computer Lab are equipped with Promethean Interactive Whiteboards. Hamilton owns a 32 ActiVote learner response system. Teachers and students also have access to ActiView Document Cameras.
Our Computer Lab contains 32 Dell Optiplex 755 Workstations, an HP LaserJet 4015 black and white printer, an HP Color LaserJet Printer, an HP Tabloid Printer and an HP Poster Printer, an HP Scanner, and Intel QX3 and QX5 Computer Microscopes, Sony and Canon digital cameras, Flip and Panasonic digital video cameras as well as a Promethean Board for large screen display and headphones for each workstation.
Hamilton has a 2 camera, green screen television studio as well as multi-mic podcasting and mixing equipment. in 2009 live webcasting microphones were purchased to enable live webcasting of school events.
In November, 2010 we added studio lighting to our television studio.
Hamilton teachers share two laptop carts each containing 11 laptops. Laptops are checked our for special projects and collaborative learning activities. Hamilton is a "wireless" campus allowing the laptops to be used in any classroom.
Students at Hamilton have access to a full complement of productivity tools including Microsoft Office 2007, Pixie, Timeliner; ToolFactory Database; ImageBlender; Pixie, and Inspiration as well as Read/Write 9, Internet Explorer; and Tenth Planet.
Students also use Accelerated Reader, Type to Learn, and SuccessMaker Enterprise.
In addition the Hamilton network contains additional software for Music, Science, Language Arts, Math and Social Science as well as subscriptions to research sites.
Teacher Utility Workstations contain additional software for teacher use including Adobe Acrobat, FrontPage, SnagIt and WinZip.