The advantages to integrating technology are obvious to see and enable students to learn meaningful and essential skills for the future. Immediate access to information afforded by the internet allows students to research their own questions and become more independent as learners.
Learners are able to showcase their ideas and understanding by making movies, animations and creating websites among a number of other mediums. Students can find technological solutions to problems and collaborate with their peers easily. Educational technology such as games can also increase engagement and interest among students when used intelligently by teachers.
At Northbridge, our students are growing up in a fast moving, technological age. Many of the applications and software that we currently use may well have been superseded by the time our students are ready to start their careers. However, by teaching them to adapt and problem solve using technology, we can equip them with purposeful skills for the future.