Technology

PCS Technology

Provident Charter School is dedicated to the development of a digital learning environment tailored for students with language-based learning differences. Being 1:1 with their devices, students will use technology as a catalyst for overcoming barriers to printed text as well as a tool for creation, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Students at Provident Charter School learn to be digitally responsible citizens who are prepared to utilize technology and be successful in a demanding academic environment.

iPad Software

    • Benchmark Universe
    • Clicker Docs
    • Google Classroom
    • Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    • OG Card Deck
    • Pages
    • Prizmo Go
    • Read&Write Keyboard
    • SnapType
    • and much, much more!

Chromebook Software

    • Clear Read
    • EquatIO – Math made digital
    • Google Classroom
    • Helperbird: Accessibility & Dyslexia Software
    • Kami
    • OpenDyslexic
    • Read&Write
    • Texthelp PDF Reader
    • Voice In Voice Typing
    • and much, much more!

Vision for Educational Technology

Provident Charter School is dedicated to the development of a digital learning environment tailored for students with language-based learning differences. Students will use technology as a catalyst for overcoming barriers to printed text as well as a tool for creation, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving.  Students at Provident Charter School will be digitally responsible  citizens who are prepared to utilize technology to be successful in a demanding academic environment.

Google Utilization

Why Google?
Google Apps for Education include a variety of web-based publishing tools which foster collaboration, communication, and creation.  Software such as Google Docs and Google Slides allow real-time completion of projects by multiple users.

Why Google for Assistive Tech?
Google offers a variety of apps, extensions, and add-ons that serve as  resources and accessibility tools which are stored directly to individual student Chrome accounts.  Students can sign into their Chrome account on ANY computer (at school or home) and have access to their chosen extensions and add-ons, thus providing personalized accommodations.  Lastly and importantly, students with dyslexia are able to complete their work alongside their peers without have to use a special device.

Home Internet Service

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal benefit to help households pay for high-speed internet and devices.  You qualify if someone in your household participates in at least one of these programs:

• Free and reduced-price school lunch
• WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
• Medicaid, SSI (Supplemental Security Income), Federal Public Housing Assistance
• Lifeline and more

You also qualify if your household’s annual income is below:

• $36,620 for a family of two
• $46,060 for a family of three
• $55,500 for a family of four
You do not need to be a citizen or have a Social Security number to qualify.

Learn more and enroll at: getmyinternet.org
If you have questions, call the ACP Support Center hotline: (877) 384-2575.

Provident Charter School does not recommend one service over another nor do we receive any financial gain from this service.  We are simply providing the information as a service to our families.

Technology Department

Amanda Bilitski
Director of Instructional Technology
ABilitski@providentcharterschool.org

Justin Matschener
Technology Specialist
JMatschener@providentcharterschool.org