Five Digital Tools Connecting Our School
“If we teach today’s students as we did yesterday’s, we are robbing them of tomorrow.” – John Dewey
Today, technology touches almost every aspect of our lives – from our homes to our places of business. Now that same technology is transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. At Northside Christian Academy, we recognize that integrating the latest technology into classroom instruction means more than merely providing students access to digital teaching tools. That’s why we strive to incorporate technology across each subject area and into a multitude of classroom and at-home projects. So, what does school-wide technology integration look like on a daily basis at Northside Christian Academy?
Our 1-to-1 iPad program provides each student with access to an iPad, allowing them to explore, discover and learn both during and beyond the typical school day. Our students use their iPads to take notes, present projects, share and collaborate on classwork and read classroom texts.
Digital projectors allow teachers to make learning larger than life! Through the power of the big screen, teachers are able to create a gathering place within their classrooms that’s an ideal space to share students’ work with the entire class. From exploring microbes in a digital microscope to sharing an historical inaugural address, digital projectors are ideal for collaborative learning.
Our 1-to-1 iPad integration allows students to learn and explore the world around them through the reading of digital texts and storybooks. An excellent way to promote emergent literacy, eBooks allow our younger readers the opportunity to read and listen to a book while also obtaining support through emergent literacy tools like animations, word pronunciations and more. Intermediate and advanced readers are also provided with the opportunity to read eBooks independently both in and out of the traditional classroom setting.
From flashcards to foreign languages, there’s an app for that at Northside Christian Academy. With the help of an iPad, our students are provided with countless opportunities to experience hands-on learning through educational applications that look and feel like games. Our teachers even make use of special apps designed to help create lesson plans, grade papers and stay organized.
These large, computerized screens allow teachers to share Internet content, present audio and video projects, conduct digital assessments and even record classroom lessons. Through this unique multimedia platform, teachers are even able to create engaging lesson plans that include links from the Internet, short film and song clips and other elements of digital storytelling.
With the help of these intellectually stimulating digital devices and tools, Northside Christian Academy aims to provide an inspiring educational environment where the possibilities are endless and the learning is so interactive and engaging that it almost doesn’t feel like school! For more information on the technology integration that makes us stand apart from other Charlotte private schools, visit us online, submit an admissions information requestor call today (704.596.3365) to schedule a campus tour!
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