Guadalupe Chicas, 6th grade, with her PLE
Thanks to you, our Computer Lab is practically finished. We are in fact using it on a daily basis for school assemblies, achievement fairs, groups work and presentations.
We are evaluating in advantages of installing solar energy from the start, rather than adapting later. The electrical installation will proceed once that decision has been reached. The interior divisions will depend on that installation, as well.
The window screens are fully installed. We lack our contribution yet to install the window panes yet. In the meanwhile, we are moving ahead with our digital program, as described below.
Our educators combine local teaching materials with self-instructional digital technology to create a highly personalized and adaptable learning environment for each student. Business plans and projects are structured according to the personal interests of each student. A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is the “tool kit” which our students will use and update throughout their lives as needed. This emphasis on digital tools and resources actually levels the playing field for our students, giving them access to the same information and processes as students in what are considered more favorable conditions.
The computer lab has opened the door to new horizons. We have enrolled our students in Kahn Academy, an online resource for learning mathematics. Our English program has been greatly enhanced by the online resource Duolingo, which allows students to advance at their own pace. Several have opted for other languages as well. Traditional notebooks have been left behind, in favor of blogs as the medium for analysis and synthesis of each day´s activity and for reporting on progress in projects. Our students learn to organize resource material for their projects and special interests through several online resources, including Scoop.It and Pinterest. Social communication skills are vital tools to have to meet current challenges and opportunities. Among the most common our students use are Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
Computer Lab Doubling as Meeting Hall
Combining Technology with Hands-on Investigation
Noe Estanley, 5th grade, presents his PLE
Growing up with Technology. Thank you