High school use of technology

  • Our high school offers two computer labs – one equipped with Apple iMacs providing access to both Microsoft Windows and the Mac OS, and the other offering desktops where students can use the Chrome OS. We also offer mobile computing for the classrooms through our MacBook cart, iPads and Chromebooks. 

    Additionally, our library makes Chromebooks available for students to check out on a daily basis, to be returned at the end of the school day. Students use computers for research, writing and email, and have access to elective courses in publication, yearbook, computer graphics, digital photography, computer applications, web design and more.

    Technology at Riverdale is used for higher-order thinking processes rather than "electronic worksheet" reproductions of lower-order skills. Examples include spreadsheet use in math, computer art courses utilizing vector graphics, video production in a variety of units, and frequent student and teacher use of presentation tools for instruction, collaboration and demonstration.

Technology Classes

  • With a full-time technology teacher at Riverdale High School, there are a variety of technology classes available each trimester.

    These include:

    • Intro Web Design
    • Beginning Programming
    • Intro Robotics
    • Advanced Web Design (Javascript)
    • Intro Game Design
    • Object-Oriented Programming (Java)
    • Tech Apps
    • Writing Apps for iPhone
    • Server-Side Web Design
    • Intermediate Game Design
    • 3D Modeling with Blender
    • And more...