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Technology As Part of Curriculum
State of the Art Technology Tools Help Students Get Tech-rich Education
Beginning in the 2010-11 school year, the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences students will have the opportunity to access the following innovative technologies:
The interactive whiteboards not only bring learning to life, but also create a true 21st Century Classroom. Here students will learn to take advantage of a new set of technological tools in the classroom and advance their learning through text and images which can be drawn, manipulated, moved and then saved and formatted for distribution.
These cutting edge interactive whiteboards provide an exciting venue for learning and are sure to increase a student’s interest, motivation and class participation; reduce the need for personal note taking; accommodate different learning styles; and increase a student’s self’ confidence.The DAAS investment in interactive whiteboards and other state of the art technology confirms its commitment to enable every student to receive a world-class education that embraces rigorous core subject instruction.
We have implemented wireless connectivity in every building and classroom and have prepared educational environments that are conducive to the learning experience. At DAAS, we believe that it is critical to prepare our students for (1) the challenges and realities of this century, (2) the expectations of a global, information based economy; and (3) the priorities and practices of research and advanced technological study. This access and exposure to knowledge and its advanced technologies is needed to succeed in today’s world and it is the right of every child.
Student Response Systems
Along with interactive whiteboards, student response devices will be utilized to collect, record and graph each student’s answers submitted on various assessment instruments. Teachers will be able to utilize this information to personalize their instruction and monitor student progress.
Along with interactive whiteboards and student response systems, DAAS has also invested in media libraries which will house the latest technology, including the current IPod touch learning solutions, which will allow students to explore the creative and innovative uses of technology. Here students will become exposed to the creation and editing of videos, the creation of music for the keyboard, the development of podcasts and photo projects – virtually any kind of digital design. With our wireless connections to all classrooms, students will have the opportunity to study a mixture of Apple and Windows platforms so that they may benefit from both system options. We want our students to think outside of the box.
Mobile Computer Labs
The Mobile Computer Labs, which consist of the latest Dell laptops, allow staff to take technology to each classroom. In addition to the regular computer labs, the mobile computer labs will enable teachers to provide laptops to each student in the classroom for research. Teachers will be able to introduce online resources and provide skill development experiences for students.
Education 2020 (E2020)
Education 2020 is a virtual learning program. This program represents a school without walls that uses online courseware to bring secondary education in the content area subjects virtually from anywhere. Courses are designed and monitored by certified teachers and it includes video streaming lectures.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. This program helps students succeed in math, creating a gateway to graduation and preparing them for 21st century careers.
Carnegie Learning's Cognitive Tutor programs represent an innovative application of technology, artificial intelligence and cognitive science. These programs give students the opportunity to receive individualized attention, maximizing the amount of time spent actively learning and mastering fundamental thinking skills.
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