As the weeks and months of summer fly by, educators are beginning to think about the school year ahead, crafting new lesson plans and planning classroom layouts. The latest and greatest technological tools for the classroom can make the job of teaching more fun for teachers and more engaging for students, easing the transition from sun and beaches to science and books. These top 8 technological classroom tools can help make learning exciting and interactive for both teachers and students.
On April 27, the Pleasant Valley School District’s student-led HOPE initiative assisted with the launch of the eSchoolPLUS Family App for district students and their families. The effort, which supports the Pleasant Valley School District mission, Excellence in Education: A Community Commitment, was highlighted at the annual K -12 Academic Fair, held Monday, April 27, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley High School. Assisting the HOPE student ambassadors with the launch event was SunGard K-12 Education, the national software solutions and services provider that developed the Family App.
Long at the forefront of the use of technology to advance teaching and learning, Greater Latrobe School District, Pa., became one of the first school districts in the nation to roll out the eSchoolPLUS Family App.
In recent decades, technology has transformed the education process, both in the classroom and in students’ homes. There is growing evidence that student achievement, technology access, and parental involvement are all interrelated. In the future, technology will continue to play an important role in strengthening the link between teachers, students, and parents.