Modern Learning Techniques
From desktop computers and Promethean Boards to iPads and other electronic devices, teachers and students at SSLS have the privilege to use any number of technological tools to assist in the learning process. We realize that we are teaching the next generation and innovation and creativity are high on our strategic plan. Technology is a way of life at SSLS, and we integrate tools in our classrooms at every age and grade level to help engage students and make their learning relevant to everyday life.
To that end, St. Stephens Lutheran School is pleased to announce an iPad program for our school, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. This iPad program will have three main components:
- Middle School
- Preschool-Grade 5
All teachers in Preschool-Grade 8 plus specials teachers will utilize the iPad technology in their classroom instruction. There are many iPad programs (apps) that can enrich and supplement our current resources, and these will help us in our teaching and connect to student learning.
Classrooms utilizing a Promethean Board will also have an Apple TV receiver to link the iPad to the digital projector for full classroom viewing. With this added technology, teachers can move around the classroom while teaching and still utilize the Promethean Board.
Our teachers will attend workshops and training to help them become familiar with the iPad technology and use the iPad for instruction.
Teachers will review our current textbooks and workbooks and identify iPad apps that may replace traditional learning resources.
Every middle school student will be required to have an iPad at school each day for learning. We will send out info to parents to help them identify and purchase the iPad used in school and what accessories will be required for the middle school classrooms.
Some middle textbooks will be accessed online (or apps), replacing traditional textbook learning.
We are developing our BYODi (Bring Your Own Device: iPad) policies and procedures to help facilitate proper care and use of the iPad for learning. Watch for info.
Each classroom will have multiple iPads available for student learning centers and for student enrichment and remedial activities. Teachers will develop plans to use iPads for learning in their daily lessons.
- Our Vision and Plan
- Technology Beliefs and Goals
- Technology and Learning
- Middle School iPad FAQ
- Electronic Device Policy