Saturday, February 26, 2011

New Technology Yields Positive Results in Classrooms

Thanks to Prop S, many classrooms have been transformed into Integrated 21st Century (i21) Interactive Classrooms. The i21 technology includes student netbooks, student response systems, teacher tablet PC laptops, presentation stations, interactive whiteboards and new audio and video systems.

Since i21 technology has been introduced into classrooms around the district, teachers have reported positive results that offer a sense of optimism and assurance for the future of our education. Read what Dana Middle School teacher, Shereen Bastani, had to say:

“For my Language Arts classes, i21 technology has given students the ability to use real world tools in their assignments. This helps prepare them for the work that they are going to do in a future profession. This new technology has pushed students to create a higher quality of work. As a result of using online tools, students are writing with a higher level of vocabulary. Students are paying more attention to details than they ever have in the past, and the quality of their editing is much better because they are more invested and engaged in the process. The use of technology in the classroom enables me to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students.”

Learn more about the i21 Classroom.