"Ready, Set, Go!" September 2014
Students listened closely to step-by-step instructions on how to register their tablets.
Once registration was complete, students were all smiles.
Students participated in training modules on Thursday and Friday that allowed them to explore the pre-loaded Apps available to them.
App of the Month
Upcoming PACE Events
Each grade level will host a parent/guardian night geared toward highlighting ways in which the tablets are used in the classroom, in combination with a "meet the team" portion.
- Seventh Grade Introduction to Tablet Night: October 7th, 6:00-7:00 pm
- Sixth Grade Introduction to Tablet Night: October 8th, 6:00-7:00 pm
- Eighth Grade Introduction to Tablet Night: October 9th, 6:00-7:00 pm
- All students will take tablets home: October 9th
What is a Personalized Learning Environment?
A personalized learning environment is one where sound instructional practices are utilized by teachers on a daily basis. In doing so, the teacher determines a student’s personal and academic needs, and they work together to pursue a learning path and pace that is well-suited for the learner. This powerful partnership allows students to take ownership of their learning, while having the support and guidance of the classroom teacher. The tablet is simply a tool for the teacher to use to enhance the instructional practices already in place.
Students can demonstrate their understanding of a learning objective by developing a product of their own choosing. Teachers may provide a choice board, a learning menu, or a learning contract that allows students to tap into areas of interest, which ultimately increases motivation.