The iPad and Chromebooks are amazing resources that our students are able to access resources from around the world! These students are able to research different animals, health issues, and election information quickly and easily to help them learn and understand the world around them while creating interactive projects using their information. Students have shared their information with the community via blogs and video chats, online literature voting, and other media learning opportunities and are able to help educate the community about important issues using technology. It is wonderful to watch students become proficient using technology and their sense of excitement and joy as they discover new resources, tools, and information to improve their reports, projects, and daily assignments. These students are also able to engage in GENIUS HOUR which is time dedicated to students pursuing their passions and creating new things.
I have found that our students who are English Language Learners have embraced using the updated technology resources to be able to access and use resources with translation and read aloud features to help them learn new curriculum content and learn the English language without frustration. These technology tools allow students to access high interest, high quality ebooks, online language learning resources, and interactive games and activities to boost their learning and achievement while learning the English language. These students have been thriving, their language development has greatly improved, and enjoyment in learning is evident. I know we will continue to be able to provide all students with opportunities for growth and achievement as they learn WITH technology tools and resources.
Mrs. Broussard sends her sincere thanks for the donors who are helping these students be able to grow and thrive with technology. The Chromebooks and iPad have been such important components to a well developed library program to provide access and use of technology tools and resources for student learning!