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Educational Technology

The integration of technology in classrooms, often referred to as EdTech (Educational Technology), has become increasingly prevalent. This integration can positively impact teaching and learning, offering new opportunities for educators and students. Center School successfully integrates technology into instruction and has a full-time technology integration specialist on staff to support students with EdTech.

Interactive Learning:
Technology allows for interactive and engaging learning experiences. ClearTouch interactive boards, educational apps, and online simulations enable students to actively participate in lessons and explore concepts dynamically. 
Center School ClearTouch Board
STEM teacher working with student on project
Access to Information:
The Internet provides students with access to a vast amount of information. Online resources, e-books, and educational websites can supplement instruction and help students research and explore topics deeply. Students can also access educational websites together to support our Responsive Classroom approach. 
Personalized Learning:
Technology enables personalized learning experiences. Educational software and adaptive learning platforms allow the teacher to tailor instruction to individual student needs, providing targeted support and challenges based on each student's pace and understanding of content.
STEM teacher working on coding project with students
Student working on coding project in STEM
Collaborative Tools:
Technology facilitates collaboration among students. Tools like Google Classroom or other collaborative platforms such as FlipGrid, Hour of Code, and Snowflake allow students to work together on projects, share documents, and communicate in real-time, promoting teamwork and communication skills.
Flipped Classroom Model:

The flipped classroom model involves students engaging with instructional content at home through videos or online materials and using classroom time for discussions and activities. Technology plays a crucial role in creating and delivering these resources.
Parent working at home with child, following flippped classroom model
Student using VR Googles in STEM lab to explore the world
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR):

VR and AR technologies offer immersive learning experiences. Virtual field trips, simulations, and interactive 3D models can enhance understanding and engagement across various subjects.
Digital Citizenship and Online Safety:

As students use technology more extensively, teaching them about digital citizenship and online safety is crucial. This includes understanding how to responsibly use technology, navigate online spaces, and critically evaluate information.
Digitial Citizenship is crucial for students to remain safe online
Students using headsets during project based learning in STEM
Accessibility and Inclusivity:

Technology can help address our students’ varying learning needs. It provides tools and resources to support students with different abilities and learning styles, further emphasizing personalized instruction while also integrating 21st-century technology skills.
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