Prentice students utilize technology that provides auditory, visual, and tactile feedback to support their learning needs. Students also have opportunities to create and share knowledge using video, audio, and images. For students who experience difficulty reading and writing, the ability to express themselves multimodally through various technology tools can unlock the rich knowledge they have to share.
Prentice uses the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards as a guide to help students build the skills and competencies required to succeed in the Digital Age. These standards go far beyond mere technical know how, and include the types of critical thinking, citizenship, and social awareness that Prentice believes all students need. These standards include: Empowered Learner, Innovative Designer, Digital Citizen, Knowledge Constructor, Computational Thinker, Creative Communicator, and Global Collaborator. More information about the ISTE Standards for Students is available on the ISTE website.
In the Prentice Technology Lab and in their classrooms, Prentice students build their digital literacy alongside their content knowledge through project learning units incorporating elements such as stop-motion animation, green screen videos, podcasts, coding games and animations, robotics, and more. These projects combine content knowledge from the classrooms, with technology tools in the Tech Lab, along with Design Thinking and the Engineering Design process to help our students be creators and innovators. All students have assistive technologies available to them, to ensure they can access and express knowledge fluently.