Student photographers use iPads to document student work, interactions, event and trips. Their work is shared with the community of parents through the class blog.
Handwritten research booklet is assembled using Japanese bookbinding, then illustrated with images from the internet.
Students create and edit video on an iPad with teacher assistance, integrating art, technology and the study of history.
Our goal is to educate children so that they reach their inherent potential and prepare our students for life; therefore, it is incumbent upon us to review technology as a tool in the Montessori classroom.
Students at the 0-3, 3-6 and 6-9 levels are developing skills critical to healthy brain function, such as eye-hand coordination, motor planning , memory, and understanding the nuances of non-verbal cues. All of these skills are best mastered through real and concrete learning experiences. In addition, the young child learns best when all senses are engaged in learning and experiences are both real and reciprocal in nature. For these reasons, use of technology is limited in the classroom until students reach the 9-12 level when technology is fully embraced as an effective teaching, research, and presentation tool.
Near North Montessori School Scope and Sequence 2014-15