Technology Integration

Students of all backgrounds should be prepared for the 21st century and have the opportunity to consider innovative and creative technology-based careers of the future. At Dever, we utilize many technological resources to support teaching and learning and purposefully integrate technology into classroom instruction.

Dever’s Technology Lead

Elementary student in Boston Public Schools using a Chromebook

Mr. Stephen Constant, Dever's Technology Specialist, has worked in education for over 10 years across 4 public school districts in Massachusetts and Louisiana.

What Is Technology Integration?

Technology integration is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience.

How Are We Integrating Technology?

Dever is a 1:1 Chromebook school. Every child has full access to digital resources. As a school, we place significant emphasis on using Google Apps for Education's creative, communicative, collaborative tools in a cloud based format. BPS's Digital Backpack provides standards-aligned applications that engage students in platforms that monitor student progress.

In addition, every classroom at Dever has a Chromebook Cart, document camera, and projector.

Why Do We Integrate Technology?

Dever student using a Chromebook, wearing headphones

Technology changes the way teachers teach. It offers educators effective ways to reach students with different learning styles and assess student understanding through multiple means. When it’s effectively integrated into subject areas, teachers grow into roles of adviser, content expert, and coach. Technology helps make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun.

College & Beyond...

Elementary student in Boston Public Schools using a Chromebook

The number of students taking online courses has grown to 5.8 million nationally, continuing a growth trend that has been consistent for 13 years. More than a quarter of higher education students (28 percent) are enrolled in least one online course.

“The trend of increasing distance education enrollments in the face of declining overall higher ed enrollments suggests an important shift in the American higher education landscape, with contemporary learners leaning in to online options,” says Kathleen S. Ives, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Online Learning Consortium. “The majority of academic leaders recognize this and understand online learning is critical to their institutions' long-term strategy1."

Resources for Teachers

Dever teachers have access to a wide variety of resources to supplement students’ learning and navigation of today’s technology. Click here to check them out!

 

1http://onlinelearningconsortium.org