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Monday, September 15, 2014

Meaningful Integration of Technology

Saint David's teachers are always on the lookout for ways to integrate technology with everything they do, when and where appropriate--and they are great about sharing best practices and other findings with each other!

At the end of the 2013-2014 academic school-year, several teachers participated in a technology showcase at Saint David's, where they shared the innovative ways in which they had integrated technology.

All faculty were invited to visit the showcase, where they observed and discussed the rationale, strategy, and results of integration with the showcase presenters. Among the many inventive ways technology was integrated, a few highlights included: the inclusion of Bee Bot robotic programming in the First Grade social studies mapping curriculum, an i-Pad “virtual reality” scavenger hunt used in Spanish classes, and 3D printing in Upper School math classes to investigate surface area and tackle urban planning challenges.



As this new school-year of “Ideas and Ideals” gets fully under way, our teachers will continue to fold technology into curriculum in meaningful ways. One way we are doing this is by increasing the number of science periods each week for our Lower School boys, allowing them the opportunity to generate ideas through collaborative problem solving in STEAM strands.

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