Technology integration includes a project based curriculum that involves extensive collaboration between students, teachers, and community members. Our upper elementary and middle school students have had their interactive multimedia projects featured at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, and have been invited to some of Ann Arbor’s premier technology events including Tech Twilight and Mini Maker Faire.
Starting in first grade, our students are provided with Google for Education Accounts which provide a safe environment for them to utilize a wide array of apps and digital tools that are meant to enhance their understanding, communication, and presentation. Our curriculum is one that continuously addresses the essential elements of Digital Citizenship while aligning with the Michigan Education Technology Standards.
At your school, integrating technology is a team effort. Teachers are working together to provide a comprehensive approach that provides students opportunities to experience different processes to enhance their demonstration of learning. Your students are learning both about the content they are presenting and the various tools they may use to enhance their presentations.
"Effective integration of technology is achieved when students are able to select technology tools to help them obtain information in a timely manner, analyze and synthesize the information, and present it professionally. The technology should become an integral part of how the classroom functions -- as accessible as all other classroom tools."
NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS FOR STUDENTS,
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION