As technology has continued to play an increasingly important role in our lives it has provided numerous positive changes to the way we learn and how education is conducted in the school. As the school year begins, we hope you find the information below on how technology is being integrated into the classroom beneficial to you and your family.
Also known as SMART Boards, this interactive display connects a computer to a board, supplementing traditional blackboards and flip charts. They provide an excellent environmentally friendly way to teach the class in an interactive style that allows for materials discussed in the class to be posted at a later date for future review.
Below are several examples of how teachers are incorporating SMART Boards into the classroom:
- Classroom brainstorming
- Using a Document Camera to display and edit text and images
- Illustrating and writing a book as a class
- Teaching steps to a math problem
- Digital Storytelling
- Saving lessons for students who were absent
- Allowing students share projects during parent teacher interviews
Online Classroom Management Systems
Many teachers are engaging in the use of online web applications like Moodle to promote blended learning with the classroom.
These systems have many online features to benefit your child’s education, which include:
- Classroom discussion forms
- Homework submission
- Online quizzes
- Downloading information including prior lessons and additional learning resources
- Classroom calendar
To see an example of this technology, we would recommend visiting: demo.moodle.net.
We would encourage you to work with your school and teacher to better understand how many of these technological innovations can be potentially used in your child’s classroom.
Good luck with the start of school and if we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.