In this day in age, it is imperative that our students are equipped with technology skills that will allow them to be innovative while demonstrating their understanding of content.
Part of Schuyler’s school goal is to provide students with technical skills that will enable them to apply these skills to other subject areas, college and their professional careers.
In this elective course, there is a 1:1 ratio of computers to students on a daily basis where online content compliments in-class instruction, allowing students to be more self-paced. Additional one-on-one support is provided if necessary and extension activities are readily available for more “tech savvy” students.
Through a blended learning and cross-curricular instructional model, students utilize several Web 2.0 tools and computer software to access online content, submit assignments online and receive feedback on topics including Internet safety, learning styles, narrative and informational writing, social issues affecting our society, gaming, energy conservation and more.
Students create digital portfolios of their work, which can include:
- Internet Safety posters
- Digital Narratives
- Public Service Announcements
- Digital Comic Strips
- Digital Avatars
- Custom built personal website
Some of the software and Web 2.0 tools we use includes:
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Power Point
- Pixton Comic Strip Maker
- Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
- Voice Thread