Empowering Modern Learners
Today's students are leaders in the use of technology. More and more they tell us that they want—they need—their learning experiences in school to reflect this. Students want to take the technology they use in their daily lives and integrate it with how they learn.
Empowering Modern Learners Vision
Impact on student success
Wireless technology has been shown to have a positive impact on research skills, and on student engagement and achievement. As wireless becomes available in a school, students will begin to see teachers incorporate more digital resources into their lessons. It’s important to note, however, that teachers in every classroom will not be expected to embed technology into every lesson. There’s a right time and place for every instructional moment.
Also, once online resources are able to be accessed wirelessly, students will be encouraged to BYOD—bring your own device. Watch our Why BYOD? video here: http://bit.ly/10Ttpyb.
The plan will improve equity of access to technology for all students through classroom technology in schools. A process will ensure schools and classrooms across the system have similar standards of technology so that no child feels excluded.
Students are going to live and work in a world where people use their devices 24/7. They need to learn to use technology effectively and respectfully. Digital responsibility is an important part of what we help students learn in school, and appropriate use will continue to be an expectation in each school’s Code of Conduct as it is now. As we begin to move forward with the plan, principals, staff and School Council members will work together to develop school policies and practices that support the effective use of technology in the classroom.
These technologies—and anytime, anywhere access—have the power to make a real difference to prepare students for a successful future.