TECHNOLOGY AT CLEMSON ELEMENTARY
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The 2008-2009 school year brought with it many changes in the methods teachers are using to address learning. This has been due, in part, to the addition of a plethora of technological tools available to teachers and students alike. Promethean interactive whiteboards were installed in every classroom. Additionally, each teacher at the school was provided an HP laptop computer for maintaining records, creating classroom presentations, and engaging in planning for their students. Digital cameras, Activslates and Activotes were purchased through school funding to support student interaction during classroom presentations. To further support the integration of technology into instructional practices, Clemson Elementary School's student computers were "refreshed" in August. 184 new HP computers are now available for student use throughout the school.
This lab, called the
This lab, called theeCruiser’s Lab, is being used by 10 teachers and their students this year. Located on the 400 hall, the lab boasts 25 MacBook Pro computers, iPods, digital cameras, camcorders, microphones, and other tools to facilitate the development of activities to authentically engage students in producing iMovies, podcasts, electronic stories, blogs, and other products designed to share messages related to mobility. This project is funded by Michelin and Clemson’s Automotive Safety Research Institute. The lab is also used as a site for district and local staff development.
Technology, project-based learning, inquiry, collaboration, research, standards integration, and authentic products develop students who are self-motivated, strategic thinkers who take responsibility for their own learning.