Park Manor is proud of its growth and expertise amongst staff and students using integrated technology. We use Google Classroom and GAfE on a daily basis to enrich the learning environment for all.
Park Manor effectively integrates digital learning into our curriculum in ways that accelerates the learning of all of our students. By embracing the best of teaching practices alongside the appropriate integration of technology, students are able to reach their potential. Seamlessly using voice to text, or text to voice applications, programming robotics, makers space, spheros or creating fidget spinners on our 3D printer, Park Manor leads the way with technology in the province.
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Park Manor uses technology to accelerate learning for all students. Every classroom has a document camera, data projector and wireless Internet. We are a digitally rich school that encourages the appropriate use of technology in our classrooms. We do not use technology for technology’s sake, but use it to provide rich learning environments for our students. Most classrooms have over 20 mobile devices for students use in a combination of iMacs, SMART Boards, iPads, 3D printers and Chromebooks. Students are interviewing professionals and peers from around the world to make authentic connections within the world wide web. Social Sciences and world events come alive when a student can speak directly to some living the impact of a world event. This is one the of the many ways that a staff and students co-learn to get the most out of the technology that we have. This cooperation lead to great outcomes! The staff and students use all the forms of technology in innovative ways to support their own learning, develop 21st century skills and become Global Critical Thinkers Collaborating To Change The World. “Deepen instruction and harness technology – this is the correct sequence” Choosing Effective Drivers for Whole System Reform, Michael Fullan (http://www.michaelfullan.ca/media/13396088160.pdf).
Park Manor’s Accelerated Learning Framework was noted in Michael Fullan’s book “Stratosphere“. We continue to embrace the technology in a way that brings the world into our classrooms and our classrooms into the world.