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1:1 Computing in Lower School
Grades one through four feature a Mac laptop cart in each classroom; fifth grade students each receive their own stay-at-school Chromebook. These deployment strategies effectively provide students in second through fifth grades with a 1:1 computing experience. Computers in lower school are used mainly for writing and research. Students are also introduced to specialized applications like Google Earth, Comic Life and Garageband.

1:1 Chromebooks in Middle School
Every middle school student receives a school-issued Chromebook, which they keep throughout their time in middle school. Chromebooks are used at designated times during the school day, and are taken home for reading, research, and completion of homework.

Google Apps for Education  Live Oak makes heavy use of Google Apps for Education, especially Google Drive and Docs. Beginning in second grade, each student receives a Google Apps account. Email functionality is enabled in sixth grade. By the time Live Oak Students reach middle school, most homework is assigned and completed digitally.

Class Web Sites  All grade levels have their own individual class web sites. The sites are powered by WordPress and feature teacher blogs, calendars, photo sharing, form downloads, and more.

Lego Robotics and Raspberry Pi  The technology department, in conjunction with the Extended Care program, offers after-school clubs and workshops with Lego EV3 Mindstorms kits, Raspberry Pi mini-computers, and other fun and challenging programming / engineering platforms.

Contact the Technology Department

Technology Offices are located on the second and third floors. For more information about technology at Live Oak, please contact Technology Director John Berliner at (415) 861-8840 x248, or send email to