By: Chris Lewandowski
The new 1:1 Laptop Initiative at Exeter-Milligan has been very successful thus far with a few bumps along the way. This initiative has enabled teachers in the districts to develop more project-based learning opportunities for the students at our school. The students will be more prepared with 21st Century skills to meet the demands of our ever-changing world. Now the “digital natives” can be more engaged in relevant, self-directed work while the learning does not have to stop at dismissal time.
Many teachers in the districts have been modifying their instruction over the last year to incorporate more technology into their classes. The teachers have been utilizing various Applications and Web 2.0 tools in their classrooms. Some examples of what teachers have been using:
- Garageband to Podcast research findings/speeches.
- iMovie’s green screen function to develop weather reports.
- Quizlet to develop vocabulary and test reviews for students.
- Animoto to create short and easy PSA
I am looking forward to our first production of EMHS News that we are currently planning. This five-ten minute newscast will be developed start to finish by the students at EMHS. I believe this will be an excellent opportunity for students considering the journalism field and beyond.
Please check out our school’s website (www.emwolves.org) and visit our staff’s web pages to see what’s happening at Exeter-Milligan Public Schools. If you have any comments or questions contact me at the school.