“Our world belongs to God” is one of the core beliefs of Hudsonville Christian School. One aspect of our world that is rapidly changing is technology. Technology is no longer something that stands alone, it is something that is a part of almost every aspect of our lives. Technology is quickly becoming an additional “T” to be added to time, treasure, and talent as something that is part of our daily life that we can offer to God. Another core belief of Hudsonville Christian School is “Challenging minds and lives for Christ” in order for our students to go into the world that belongs to God and make an impact in the name of Christ. Learning to engage with technology in a Christian way and using technology to honor and glorify God needs to be an essential and integrated part of our curriculum as we move into the future.
Technology education is not a separate class but is integrated into learning that takes place in the classrooms. Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to use the computer and related technologies necessary to function in today’s world and to fulfill the plan God has for them in His Kingdom. Students are instructed on what it means to use technology to create, innovate, communicate, collaborate, research, think critically, problem solve and how to be a good digital citizen.
As part of our curriculum, the middle school has a 1:1 Chromebook program where each student has a Chromebook that is used to enhance and enrich learning in the classroom. The Chromebook is taken from school to home regularly and required in class much like a textbook is. The 1:1 Chromebook program increases engagement, motivation and achievement in students.