21st Century Classrooms
With great vision and foresight, the Technology Department is moving China Spring ISD into the vision of what the 21st century classroom should look like. With the completion of this makeover, all classrooms in CSISD will have ceiling mounted projectors capable of not only projecting from teacher computers, but also from any analog video source. This is a great benefit to the teacher because in conjunction with other resources, such as the United Streaming website, teachers can bring lessons to life in the classroom.
Another addition to the district is the addition of electronic interactive whiteboards in the classroom. With the whiteboard, the teacher can not only project video to the whiteboard, but can also interact with the images projected to the board. The board allows for the teacher to write information, then record it to slides and then use the information later for things such as review. The whiteboards also allow for the creation of different types of games using curriculum for review purposes. The uses are endless, and the boards can do many things.
Technology classrooms in the 21st century CSISD are state of the art and can run complex business and multimedia software, allowing students to learn with real world applications in a manner that is very time efficient. The classrooms allow students to learn about new technologies through real world application and in an environment that will closely resemble the working world when they graduate. Students have access to the school server to save information so that it can be accessed from anywhere in the school and allows for mobility from class to class. Students also have access to email in the school district with a system that monitors and makes sure that students are communicating professionally and not using the email as a chat pipeline.
New mobile labs have been implemented in the school district that allow teachers to bring the lab to the classroom and not lose teaching time by having to move the class to a lab to integrate the curriculum with technology. Students can work directly at their desk while the lesson is being taught and bring a rich multimedia experience into a lesson that would have to normally be taught in a traditional lecture and listen format. Students can research topics in class with resources that would normally only be limited to the teacher's findings and what they directly bring into the class for students to use.
Many other technology resources are being implemented in the district that gives the community a real time perspective of what is happening at CSISD. The website has a new look and the district is beginning to invest in web based bulletin boards for the entry ways to the schools that gives information about happenings within the school. Principals will be able to utilize these boards to give up to the minute information to students and parents in the school about important events and dates in and around the school district. As you can see, CSISD is pushing ahead in the pursuit of a 21st century classroom and is on the cutting edge of new technology integration that will allow teachers to teach in a way the motivates all students to achieve success.
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