WHAT IS DIGITAL LEARNING?
Digital learning is any instructional practice that utilizes technology to enhance teaching and learning. At Lemont-Bromberek School District 113a, students and teachers will continue to explore how to differentiate and promote student ownership of their learning with the assistance of technology. Each day will offer a fresh opportunity to utilize these Chromebooks, laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards to spark learning from an entirely new perspective.
As District 113A teachers become accustomed to integrating the devices into their classroom they will be focused the following 21st century skills:
- Creativity and Innovation
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
The students in District 113A will utilize devices in numerous ways to enhance their learning experience while developing creativity and critical thinking skills as well as their ability to collaborate and communicate. By providing students with a device we will be able to place all our emphasis on student learning and will be able to do the following more effectively:
- Differentiate instruction
- Create and use formative assessments to measure student and class progress and guide instruction
- Provide timely and appropriate student access to remediation and enrichment
- Enable a student to accelerate his/her learning program
- Make the most efficient use of available class time
- Develop, implement and manage activities for students to collaborate, create, communicate and engage in critical thinking and problem-solving
- Provide opportunities for interdisciplinary work
- Make use of the information technology opportunities that are changing the context of our social, work and learning environments
District 113A is GAFE district (Google Applications for Education). That means our students have access to district Google Accounts. To access their Google Accounts from home, students need to go to https://www.google.com and then sign in with the same username and password that they use at school. Once a parent has signed the District Google permission form students will have access to:
Some of our teachers create Google Classroom accounts. For students to access their Google Classrooms from home, they should go to https://classroom.google.com. Here they can access homework assignments from their different teachers.