Making Technology Educational
Part of the Integrated Technology Support Services Department,
the Educational Technology (Ed Tech) team seeks
to improve student achievement through seamless integration of the district's Common Core Curriculum with a suite of i21 technologies designed to create an engaging and personalized learning environment.
The Integrated 21st Century (i21) Interactive Classroom
The i21 classroom is an engaging and personalized learning environment designed to
optimize teaching and learning through the interconnected use of mobile
computing, audio, visual and formative assessment technologies across
this vision and funding through Propositions S and Z, San Diego Unified has
taken a bold step toward transforming the learning environment in each
of its 7,000 classrooms. Over five years (beginning in 2009),
approximately 20 percent of classrooms per year will receive a suite of
new technology tools. Coupled with these digital tools is a comprehensive professional development and support plan designed to support achievement for all students.
Supporting Educators Through Research-Based Professional Development and Consultation
It’s the end of 5th Period at Challenger Middle
School in Mira Mesa. Danny Cook is ready for his 6th period students to arrive.
The bell rings, signifying the beginning of the passing period. Immediately,
students start filing into the room and taking their seats. Long before the
tardy bell has a chance to ring, all of Mr. Cook’s students are seated, adding
content to their planners and notebooks, asking questions, and engaging in
science discussion. It is clear that students are routinely ready before the
tardy bell rings, excited to begin their science adventures. But today brings
added excitement. Danny’s students are about to go on a virtual field trip with
a real-life California State Park’s ranger, having conversation, asking questions,
and taking a tour in real-time!
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