Technology & Learning Innovation

Learning Innovation Programs

Digital Citizenship Agreement (DCA) 2018-19:
Bring Your Own Laptop:

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All students strive to consistently engage in exploring and sharing diverse learning experiences. Colegio Roosevelt will use technologies to significantly enhance learning experiences, empower students to pursue personalized learning paths and increase community interaction to achieve our mission and strategic objectives. Technology and Learning Innovation at Colegio Roosevelt is an integral part of the school mission, vision and core values. Through innovative instructional practices we promote future-ready learning with the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) Standards.

The ISTE Standards for Students are a learner-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery using technology for learning. These standards allow FDR 21st century learners to become:

EMPOWERED LEARNERS • DIGITAL CITIZENS
KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTORS
INNOVATIVE DESIGNERS • COMPUTATIONAL THINKERS
CREATIVE COMMUNICATORS • GLOBAL COLLABORATORS

Learning Innovation Blog

Packing Up Your Digital Suitcase
Dale PLOTZKI

As we get ready to say ‘Goodbye’ to another great school year at FDR, many of us are spending our free time packing.

  • collaboration
  • professional learning
Getting Geeky at the LATAM Google Summit!
Dale PLOTZKI

This past weekend saw an incredible learning event take place on our campus; the first ever Apps Events’ Latin America Google Summit!

  • collaboration
  • professional learning
Come Along on Classroom Without Walls 2018
Dale PLOTZKI

An incredible new tool was just released publicly in time for our annual Classroom Without Walls trip in high school.

  • innovation
  • Learning outdoors
  • vr
Augmented Student-led Conferences
Carla PUPPO

How has the Earth changed physically over time? Why does it continue to change? What happens inside the Earth that causes changes in the crust? How the layers inside the Earth are interrelated

  • ar
  • ipad

Worth Sharing News

Microsoft Buys Video-Discussion Platform Flipgrid

A video-discussion platform originally started by a University of Minnesota professor to keep in touch with students for a course he was teaching has been purchased by tech giant Microsoft.

The tool, called Flipgrid, is based on a simple idea—that people on a team (or in a class) might want to share short videos within their group but not with the whole internet. You’d think that could be done with YouTube or Vimeo but, at least today, those platforms don’t make it easy to share a video with a small group of users while keeping everyone else out. So that’s basically all Flipgrid does. And it has grown quickly in K-12 and higher education—its leaders say it has 20 million users and has been used in more than 50,000 classrooms.

MacWorld: How to watch Apple’s education event online

For the first time in a while, Apple did not stream its Tuesday education event online for the general public to follow along. However, Apple did promise to post the video of it later, and it’s available now. If you want to watch the event, click the link below, which will take to you the video on Apple’s website. The video is just under 68 minutes long.

 
IoT News: Volvo's trucks and cars will communicate to improve safety

Trucks and cars by automotive giant Volvo will soon communicate with each other to improve road safety.

Operating as two separate entities with the same owner, Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks will collaborate on the ‘Connected Safety’ solution. By implementing V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) technology, the companies hope sharing real-time data about road hazards may help to prevent accidents

Innovative Classrooms of the Future

What is a truly innovative classroom? It is one that disrupts the outdated current system and places emphasis on the needs of a child — starting with rewriting all curricula to incorporate the modern world:

  • Reframe math as a relevant and authentic skill by using tools available to solve and think about real world problems (such as personal finance decision-making and building).
  • Work with local research firms or organizations to study and predict real data in science.
  • Be given ample time to read for pleasure from a vast array of media in English.
  • Navigate complex issues, be empowered, and understand the past using purposeful discussion on tolerance and activism in social studies.
  • Utilize technological tools to assist learning a second language.
  • Save coding (and other extracurriculars) as passion-based classrooms focused on students who want to learn more (of course — all classrooms should be framed with this in mind).