TMS Enhances Learning with Technology
Tecumseh Local students are using more educational technology into the classroom with Google Apps for Education. Tecumseh Middle School teachers are incorporating Google Classroom to improve communication with parents and students, and help students succeed at school and after graduation.
With Google classroom, teachers are able to digitally assign classwork and homework, make announcements, and electronically grade assignments. Students have access to their Google accounts at home and at school, allowing for seamless transitions that mimic many of the work environments in today’s colleges and workplaces.
“Our students are growing up and learning in a digital environment and they need to master electronic skills to be successful in the ever changing world that is ahead of them,” said TMS Principal Brian Dixon. “Teaching students with these 21st Century tools is an important way to prepare students for higher education and the work environment their generation will be required to navigate.”
Teachers are seeing an improvement as a result of immediate feedback, engaging technology and collaboration. Through Google Documents, Language Arts teachers can make suggestions and comments allowing students to resolve writing issues and make improvements and adjustments before they ever submit a piece of writing for a grade. Science teachers are using Google Maps to integrate spatial thinking and provide electronic examples for additional guidance. Google Classroom also features apps that allow teachers to collaborate to integrate subjects for students and differentiate lessons to meet each students needs.
By Brian Dixon