Posts Tagged: Technology
Today all freshmen and sophomores have access to 1:1 technology through iPads. And it’s changing the way students and teachers learn and communicate. It’s creating more rigor, creativity, equity and accountability for teachers and students using iPads responsibly in the classroom.
The traditional foreign language classroom made up of repetitive textbook exercises and oral recitation has evolved in many schools across our country. Madame Drpich is one of the most innovative foreign language teachers using technology in Vermont. She is one of a handful of teachers from the United States involved in VIA: Virtual Intercultural Avenues, a collaborative portal for virtual communication between five schools in the United States, Belgium and France. This is a virtual portal developed by an educator at Essex High School where students and teachers within the participating schools can collaborate on lesson planning, curriculum development, classroom discussions and projects via videoconferencing, email, social media, film and other online communication.
One need only google the term "intergenerational community based learning" and a slew of scholarly articles pop up. Many provide evidence that mixing generations during learning opportunities builds community relationships, offers relevance to the world outside of school walls and fosters rigor and persistence in students.
Burlington High School sophomores Forest Elliot and William Sutton and representatives from Partnership for Change joined Mayor Miro Weinberger at a press conference announcing BTV Ignite, Burlington’s partnership with US Ignite at Dealer.com today. US Ignite is a White House initiative supported by the National Science Foundation to advance applications and services for next-generation networks across America.