mcpssuper. A TV Show hosted by Superintendent Joshua Starr

 
 

 

Posted: September 23, 2014; Length:23:17 minutes 

Technology in the Classroom

This episode features a comprehensive look at a new technology initiative being launched this school year in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). This multiyear effort will provide students with access to mobile computers and a cloud-based learning platform that will enhance creativity and collaboration in the classroom. This year, students in Grades 3, 5, and 6, as well as those in high school social studies classes, are using the technology in the classroom. The initiative will expand in the following years. Superintendent Starr speaks with technology experts, teachers, and students to hear how this initiative is already enhancing teaching and learning across the district.

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Meet the guests featured in this edition

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Sherwin A. Collette, Chief Technology Officer for MCPS

Sherwin A. Collette has served as the Chief Technology Officer for Montgomery County Public Schools since June 2007. The mission of his office is to provide the highest quality technology solutions to support teachers, engage students, and assist in the effective business operations of MCPS. Mr. Collette's office is dedicated to transforming learning environments through the innovative integration of technology.

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Rebecca Lindsay, English teacher at Kingsview MS 

Rebecca Lindsay is in her 14th year as a teacher in MCPS. She is a graduate of MCPS herself and is amazed by the changes that have occurred since she was a student here, including upgrades in technology. She currently teaches Grade 7 English at Kingsview Middle School. Midway through the 2013-14 school year, she and her colleagues were among those who piloted the technology initiative, which utilizes Chromebooks on a daily basis in the classroom Ms. Lindsay loves the tools and applications that can be used in the English classroom to engage students and enhance their learning.

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Elisa and Jasjot, students at Kingsview MS

Elisa and Jasjot are students at Kingsview Middle School in Germantown. Last year, as Grade 5 students at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School, they were in the first wave of classes to use small laptops and a cloud-based learning platform with their MCPS teachers. Now as the technology rolls out to more schools, they will continue to use these tools in middle school. Elisa likes all her classes but her favorite subjects are world studies and PE, and she plans to be an actress or a lawyer. Jasjot loves science and he thinks that the new technology will make learning more convenient and fun.