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Why Technology is Integral to K-5 Instruction

  • Built-in accessibility features for all children are available through personal technology with accommodations provided for auditory, visual, motor, reading and writing challenges
  • Technology allows teachers to differentiate and personalize student learning by customizing, varying and monitoring instructional activities, levels and pacing
  • Benchmark testing to assess academic growth is dependent on student technology because it is adaptive
  • Teachers use classroom technology to help students access curriculum resources, documents and assessments
  • Many curriculum publishers provide primary learning materials mostly in a digital format, with traditional textbooks and consumables becoming less common
  • Parents can view a student portfolio with classroom-created content, such as videos, images and notes developed on the iPad
  • The iPad is essential to early coding and other age-appropriate programs needed for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • Technology provides a more economical approach to staffing, budgeting and ensuring a Guaranteed Viable Curriculum (GVC) and experience for all students
  • Teaching students how to use technology effectively and appropriately in a balanced, thoughtful approach prepares them for responsible digital citizenship
  • Allowing voice and choice of tools to demonstrate learning (e.g. technology and personal devices) improves student engagement
  • Using technology for formative assessments provides instant feedback on learning targets and outcomes
  • State technology standards are embedded in the core content areas, including math, science, social studies, English-Language Arts and the fine arts
  • Section §126.6 (Technology Applications) of the Texas Education and Knowledge Standards (TEKS) in each K-5 grade level require the use of technology