Students receive technology instruction in technology academy classes and in every core and special area class at ISAAC. Incoming sixth graders take Technology Foundations to ensure that students arriving from 13 or more school districts receive the basic skills they need to use ISAAC's mobile laptop labs, and the ISAAC network. Seventh and eighth graders attend Tech Tools classes aimed at giving them a variety of tech tools in their pockets. These range from web design, to desktop publishing, to 3-D drawing and creating animations.
In language arts, students use Inspiration software as a prewriting tool to organize their facts and ideas, and use word processing to publish their work in a variety of formats. In math, students use Internet-based software for individualized instruction and practice, Excel for creating, formatting and anlayzing graphs, and PowerPoint for topic-specific projects.
Technology is used both inside and outside of the science classroom as students use electronic probeware to collect and assess soil, water, and weather data. They conduct research, write up lab reposts, and produce podcasts, iMovies, and presentations.
In social studies classes, ISAAC students learn how to conduct research using paper and electronic resources both in the classroom and at the New London library, one block away. They learn searching strategies and the ethical use of the Internet. Computers are used consistently in Spanish, health, performing arts, resource, and math and literacy academies, as well,