At Lehrman, we see technology as a tool for learning and for life, thus we work with the classroom teachers and the specialists to incorporate technology, working on special projects, all the while teaching the appropriate technical skills.
The younger children utilize the computers in the ECD-grade 2 lab which was designed with their small size in mind. Visitors always note the tiny chairs and desks as well as the notebook-sized mice which allow the younger children better control over the buttons. Students in ECD through 2nd grade utilize the computers for age appropriate skill reinforcement programs; first graders, for example use the lab to check their emergent Hebrew reading skills employing Tal Am support material. In addition, First and Second grade go to the computers for Math skill reinforcement.
In the more grown-up scaled lab for 3rd through 5th grade students, the Technology Coordinator supervises math skill reinforcement, and teaches word processing. Microsoft Office is the primary program used within the lab for instruction. Students begin with keyboarding; after learning proper typing positions, they follow with word processing.
As fourth and fifth grade students learn the research process, they are also taught safe and effective Internet searching techniques. They are also introduced to productivity software such as PowerPoint and Excel.
Every classroom at Lehrman is equipped with an interactive white board, enabling teachers to engage students and create interactive, hands-on learning opportunities throughout the year and in every discipline.
edJEWcon downloads from Mrs. Taub's presentation:
The 21st Century Classroom (6MB—full width is 17")
Using Technology vs. Technology Integration (3MB—will fit on 8.5 x 11)
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