Technology in Elementary Classrooms
Technology is everywhere and ever changing at District 2's elementary schools! Students use the library and computer labs to learn with web resources selected and evaluated by the Disttict's Instructional Technology team. The web resources are selected to complement and enhance the curriculum.
Mobile technology is in every classroom everyday with Chromebooks, laptops, and iPads. As students are spending more time on digital devices, our schools prepare them with the tech skills they need, such as Internet safety, digital citizenship, and search strategies.
iPads, Chromebooks, and laptops are not a substitute for traditional classroom methods; they are tools that encourage 21st century learning and develop skills such as collaborating, creating, communicating, and critical thinking. With this technology, students develop information literacy by learning with integrated media.
Tech Integration by Grade Level
Tioga started a 1:1 program for 5th grade students with Chromebooks in 2013. Students use the Chromebooks to complete their everyday classroom assignments. Teachers and students use web based applications that align with the curriculum for students to comprehend curriculum material and gain 21st century skills.
Students use Kazena and Kaizena Mini in combination will Google Docs to practice their fluency skills. Students record themselves with the Kaizen app and then listen back to themselves.
Tioga started a 1:1 program for 4th grade students with Chromebooks in 2014. Students use the Chromebooks to complete their everyday classroom assignments.
Students used the iMovie app to record interviews with each other. They were able to share these interviews with each other to explore different point of views
Tioga started a 1:1 program for 3rd grade students with Chromebooks in 2015. Students use the Chromebooks to complete their everyday classroom assignments.
Tioga’s 3rd grade students created ebooks entitled Our Living Things Book that could be read through the iBooks app on an iPad. Classes shared their ebooks with each other which gave students the opportunity to learn from each other.
They use Aurasma to visually explore habitats and learn about animals. They also worked together to created class Prezi’s that demonstrated their understanding of the environments they were learning about.
Once class went paperless for an entire lesson! Students annotated reading passages on the iPads instead of paper with the app called AnnotDoc.
Students use iPad apps that help them learn math and reading. They use the computer lab to learn and practice typing skills and basic internet searches.
Students use iPad apps that help them explore math and reading. They use the computer lab to learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse and typing skills.
Students learn typing skills and use Microsoft word for writing activities.
Tioga’s Pre-K teachers received a class set of iPads for this school year. They learn basic iPad navigation to use the apps. Pre-K teachers use Bitsboard Preschool so that students can prepare for math and readings skills.