Mount Sinai College is bringing in the power of technology to create learners for life. Identifying as an Apple Distinguished School, Mount Sinai is using technology to redefine the classroom-learning experience.
Mount Sinai College’s Gifted and Talented coordinator Jesse Black says that “technology has changed the way we teach but also how we interact with the individual student”. The success of the Mount Sinai technology program can be attributed to continual access to research, work samples, the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition) model and classroom observation.
“We have an open dialogue with our parent body and regularly consult with our whole school community regarding our technology program,” says director of IT and innovation, David Colville.
Teachers at the college can design learning activities that take children beyond the classroom. These experiences promote empathetic thinking, collaboration among students, inspire students with real-world learning, and develop entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills. Technology provided by Apple encourages students to access their innate creativity by enabling them to create their own modes of expression, such as songs, movies, ibooks, podcasts, games, 3D models, augmented-reality experiences, animations and digital artworks.
Colville says that by authentically integrating technology into community celebrations, students are able to more effectively comprehend their roles in the Jewish, Australian and global communities.
“Our goal is to redefine our use of technology and improve our students’ wellbeing and help them recognise their role as global citizens,” she says.
To register for the Mount Sinai College virtual open day on Thursday, August 26 visit mountsinai.nsw.edu.au/openday
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