Advancements, like iPads, are allowing schools to effectively integrate technology into the classroom. These tools allow students participating in the English Language Learners (ELL) program at Simon Fraser Middle School the ability to independently seek out language support at their own level. The ELL Technology Initiative program utilizes advancements in technology to create an individual learning experience, ensuring that every student gains a quality learning opportunity focused on literacy. The objective is for students to increase their reading skills by one to two grade levels by the end of the school year.
The grant provided by EducationMatters will support technological resources including:
-iBooks/Levelled Reading Websites
-Online Picture Dictionary/Thesaurus
-Dragon Speak / Read Write Gold
– Apps designed to support literacy skills
-Access to Calgary Public Library’s – “E-Library”.