Lakewood City Schools has its eyes on the future for students using technology to enhance their learning. Students need basic technology skills to be able to effectively use digital resources. Knowing that, we are happy to announce that Mrs. Amy Miller, Digital Literacy Teacher, will work with students in the Horace Mann Computer Lab or in the classroom (using a laptop cart) to teach those skills. Here are some details about Mrs. Miller's valuable work at Horace Mann:
She is working with each class 30-60 minutes per week. Classroom teachers will remain the classroom so they will 1) know what their students know and 2) be able to integrate new skills into students’ classroom work as time goes on.
The main goal of instruction is to help K-5 students learn basic technology skills that will enhance learning in core academic areas.
A second goal is to help prepare students in grades 3-5 for the new, computer-based tests of achievement that will replace the Ohio Achievement Assessments. This link will allow you to view a tutorial on how students will navigate the PARCC test online as well as take sample tests in ELA and math. http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/#
We look forward to watching our students improve their confidence and skills in the critical area of use of technology for learning.