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Technology Help and Support

Technology for the Future
Where will technology be in ten years!

 

IVANNA EUDORA KEAN HIGH SCHOOL

6501 RED HOOK PLAZA SUITE 3

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST.THOMAS, USVI 00802

Tel: (340)-775-6380         FAX: (340)-779-2341

 

"STRIVE FOR SUCCESS"

 

Technology mandate is to move the focus from teaching to learning, and then from the traditional means of learning to a more dynamic, individualized mode of learning that allows students to learn when and where they want outside of the classroom. I believe creating such an environment will also provide the opportunity for students to differentiate the way they learn. By using ideas like the   recorded lecture becoming the homework, we can then move the individualized the transfer of learning in a classroom without taking up so much time with traditional instruction that leaves the collective intelligence of the classroom passively sitting and receiving information from a single source. Utilizing techniques like this with a combination of the physical and online environment means learning can become much more customized for students.

It is my honest belief that too often we approach technology backwards. We look at the tools, get excited, and work to shoehorn them into what is happening in the classroom. We focus more on the instruction rather than the learning. We get caught up in "Web 2.0 Whirlwinds" and "Tool Smackdowns" so that soon we misplace our focus on the tools and not what is taking place with the learning.

I absolutely believe in the power of technology-rich experiences like digital storytelling to engage literacy, wikis to engage collaboration, student-created media to engage creativity, primary sources available online to engage information fluency, and many other such technologies when they are working to engage the process of learning. When our focus is leading students on the journey of learning how to learn, and we choose technologies that help us advance that goal, that is when I think technology is the most meaningful and relevant for our schools and our students.

 Rodney Hendrickson

Technology Coordinator

rhendrickson@keanvi.com

340-775-6380ext 4822

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