Here at the Creek we have SmartBoards or Mimios in almost every room. Each room also has a data projector and document camera. These tools are used to expose students to rich media content and interactive lessons not just in our regular classrooms but in Art, Music, Library and PE as well.
|Mrs. Pfirman teaching an Art Lesson using her SmartBoard.|
|The MimioTeach turns an ordinary dry erase board |
into a complete interactive whiteboard system.
Each room in the building has 6 desktop computers that students use throughout the day, in addition to 60 laptops that are available for teachers to checkout.
Each teacher has a staff iPad and we have approximately 40 student iPads that teachers checkout to use in their classrooms.
At the Creek we are using technology everyday in every classroom. Technology is as much a part of these 21st century learners' environment as textbooks were for their parents.
I hope this gives you a clearer picture of the technological environment at our school. Next time I hope to identify some of the creatures that are native to this environment, i.e. the apps and websites we frequently use to teach your children. However, for now this is BC the Tech Girl jumping through hoops to bring you the latest technology news!!