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HVP - May 2014

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24 Hudson Valley Parent n May 2014 schools have integrated technology into their curriculum, it's clear that there's no going back now. "Kids today are the product of an electronic world," says Tim Potts, who's taught social studies to middle schoolers in the Monticello Central School District for 24 years. "If you think you're going to do 'chalk and talk' in front of them in 2014, you're kidding yourself. If you think you're not going to incorporate technology into your classroom, you're kidding yourself. You're going to have to up- grade because of the life they live." "When I started my career in 1990, smartboards were just being introduced," says Lisa Landau, a 2nd grade teacher at North Main Street Elementary School in Monroe for the past 24 years. "Now 1.5 million iPads are used in U.S. schools and 90 percent of students under 18 have access to mobile technology. That makes a huge difference in education and we as educators need to grow along with that." Landau feels parents shouldn't ex- pect their children's classrooms to be run in the same manner as they were when they themselves were students. "Years ago we used to stand in front of a classroom and lecture, and today that won't work" she says. "You really need grab their attention. They're used to videogames and jazzy images. With smartboard technol- ogy and iPads we can grab their attention. Just today I was teaching a lesson on estimation in math. I de- signed a lesson using the smartboard with images and sound and then had students come up to write on the smartboard, press things, and have that interactive experience." Analyze and apply With students now able to call up specific facts and figures at the touch The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. Goddard Systems, Inc. program is AdvancED accredited. © Goddard Systems Inc. 2014 WAPPINGERS FALLS845-226-4799 NOW ENROLLING! JUNE 30 - AUGUST 29 The Goddard School® develops unique learning experiences for children through age-appropriate and innovative resources and activities. If your child wants to explore new territory, and you want to provide a safe and nurturing learning experience… Call Us Today! SUMMER LEARNING SCHOOLS (Continued from Page 23) Where big ideas become the next big thing. ON LY AT CAM P I N VE NTION. Camp Invention inspires confidence in curious children like yours. Not just for a day or a week, but for a lifetime. . M . S. T S. T S. T S. T. E . S. T S. T. E . E . In partnership with United States Patent and Trademark Oce, an Agency of the Department of Commerce Brought to your community by local educators. Locations throughout the Hudson Valley! Register at and save $15. Use promo code SPRING by 5/16/14!

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