As you interact with your children at home or see them making their way down the street or through the mall, you will notice that today’s kids are connected – typing away on a laptop, text messaging on a smartphone, or swiping their way through apps on an iPad.
Today’s students are digital natives and this is how they learn, how they communicate, and how they solve problems. The presence of technology in the lives of our students is undeniable. It’s time to bring that technology into the classroom – every single day. This is education in the 21st century.
The focus of the Chromebook program at the Oaklyn Public School is to provide tools and resources for the 21st century Learner. Excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational curricula. Increasing access to technology is essential to build upon college and career readiness skills. The individual use of Chromebooks is a way to empower students to maximize their full potential and to prepare them for college and the workplace.
Learning results from the continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents, and the extended community. Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher. To the contrary, it transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning. Effective teaching and learning with Chromebooks integrates technology into the curriculum anytime, anyplace.