Foothills School views technology as a tool not a teacher. We understand that technology is changing at an exponential rate, meaning the programs and hardware we use today will no longer be used when students enter the workplace. Technology is prevalent in our every day lives, and we believe that teaching students how to use and make use of the various technologies available is a key component to making them lifelong learners. By exposing students to various forms of technology in the classroom, we help them learn how to be better consumers of information.
At Foothills, we use various forms of technology in our classrooms - iPads, laptops, desktops, projectors, LCD televisions, digital cameras, video cameras, document cameras, a digital microscope, and an interactive white board. These tools enhance our Project Based Learning by assisting teachers and students in creating and presenting learning in numerous ways. We know that technlogy cannot effectively teach students, but can enhance their learning experience.
For more information about Foothills view on technology, and examples from the classroom, view this article from our school newsletter The Foothills Focus.