At Ada Christian School, technology is used to enhance the educational process of preparing students to be lifelong learners. We desire to equip students with a basic understanding that technology is a God-given tool to be used in responsible ways.
Students must acquire a foundation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes which enables them to be responsible and effectively use technology as a tool for learning.
Goals for Technology in the Classroom
- Equip students and staff to use technology to impact the world for Christ.Teach students discernment and the ethical use of technology.
- Improve the quality of student learning and academic achievement as students develop knowledge and skills for the future world of work.
- Grant greater access to educational opportunities, formative assessments, and individualized instruction.
- Enhance collaboration of learning between students and teachers.
- Improve communication and widen our sense of community by expanding the way teachers, students, and parents are able to interact with each other.
- Encourage students to be lifelong learners.
- Provide teaching staff with professional development opportunities to help them improve as teachers and discover new ways to teach and impact students for service in God’s world.
Transforming Instruction & Learning
Multiple sources of knowledge
The teacher is no longer the sole dispenser of knowledge. Knowledge is gained through access to multiple resources and is shared through other students as well as the teacher.
Encourage independent learning at the student’s own pace. Allow for extra time to enable slower learners to grasp new ideas, while quicker learners can move on to new material or further study the same concept.
Critical thinking & problem-solving
Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Avoid rote memorization; instead ask questions such as, “why?” “How does this affect God’s world?” “How does this affect me as a child of God?”
Collaboration & sharing
Promote collaborative learning and sharing of knowledge via group projects and team problem-solving.