Tablets aid ORHS students
During a recent lesson on enzymes, Oak Ridge science teacher Casey Rhyan stood in the back of his second period biology class acting more as coach than lecturer. Students worked with their own Samsung Galaxy tablets, engaged as they conducted research and worked at their own pace as part of Oak Ridge’s blended learning pilot year.
Four teachers across four core subjects — English, history, math and science — were selected and trained in this new method where the traditional role of teachers as knowledge gatekeepers has evolved into content facilitators with the aid of technology; 600 students are involved this pilot year before the program is introduced schoolwide.
“The technology is allowing for enhanced project-based learning in history and interactive research in English,” said Oak Ridge Principal Paul Burke. “The tablets are providing our biology classes with an opportunity to have increased technological interaction with digital scientific models and other graphical interfaces and it’s being used to provide immediate assessment feedback to students in math.”
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