One Giant Leap for Fifth Grade!
Technology Advancement at Gaines Elementary School
Educational Technology Overview
The Benefits of Educational Technology
- Access to Information: the answers to your child's curiosity is right at their fingertips! We are hoping that technology will encourage students to think critically and outside of the box because they have the means to answer their questions right in front of them. This gives your student more power in their classroom because they are able to explore information on their own instead of just through the teacher.
- Multiple ways of presenting information: Here at Gaines Elementary, we strongly believe in giving your child a voice in their learning environment. We follow the Universal Design for Learning principles to ensure that each student is given opportunities to learn in the way that best suits them. Part of this policy is to present the class material to students in a variety of ways. Technology offers various means of delivering information to a classroom.
- Makes education more enjoyable: We all know that children have few problems paying attention to their technology devices, and the good news is that this is true in classrooms as well! Using technology makes the class material more interactive and interesting. By using technology appropriately in our classrooms, we are hoping to give our students a chance to learn authentically. We hope that the material they learn in class will be applied to real world situations outside of class.
What Does This Look Like For My Child?
If you would like to provide feedback on our activities we would be very appreciative. If you or your 5th grader have any comments on the activities listed or suggestions about other activities we could do please email me. We would love to have student and parent input while we make this transition together.
Summer Homework- WHAT?!
Learn about anything you've ever wanted to learn. This website helps you teach yourself how to do a variety of skills!
Learn how to use technology appropriately when in the classroom!
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