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All students will be prepared to meet the challenge of a dynamic global society in which they participate, contribute, achieve, and flourish through universal access to people, information and ideas.
More than ever before, our schools are being asked to prepare students for a world full of technological wonder and the science fiction of yesterday.
As we prepare our students for the 21st Century, we can expect the tools we use to evolve and our needs to change.
River Vale will be ready.
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Benefits that educational technology will bring to the 21st century:
- Learners will experience quality time-on-task and access resources using one-to-one networked computing classrooms and learning environments. They will engage in self-learning through Web-based research, collaborative work, critical thinking, and problem-solving activities with real-world, culturally-relevant, and appropriate content in all subject areas.
- All learners will benefit from personalized and managed learning around their interests, developmental levels, and preferred learning styles and modalities.
- Diverse and technology-rich learning resources will enable students to coordinate where they prefer to learn to what they want to know; how they learn best; and when they need to learn. They will use a wide variety of learning technologies that include graphing calculators, portable computing devices, handheld computers, mini-laptops/ultra portables, interactive white boards, digital cameras, and a wealth of other content- specific digital resources.
- Students will benefit from learning opportunities that include technology-rich environments that mirror the way that technology is used within institutions of higher education, the workplace, and in the global community.
- Schools will be viewed as an integral part of their neighborhoods and communities, allowing the community into the school and the school into the community. School facilities will provide a meeting space for community activities and a learning space for people of all ages to grow together, while representing a shared community vision of contribution through collaboration.
Beyond the "one-to-one" standard is Ubiquitous Access to Computing Resources for Teaching and Learning. Districts across the nation are implementing and evaluating a variety of approaches that allow students ubiquitous access to computing resources for teaching and learning. These approaches have been referred to as anywhere, anytime learning, one-to-one computing, laptop learning, or 24/7 access.
Twenty-first century schools must prepare students to compete in an increasingly global marketplace where innovation, information, and services are as highly valued as manufacturing products were one hundred years ago. This changing role places new demands on facilities, staffing, and resources as needs and audiences grow and change.
(courtesy of NJ DOE)