MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) —-The Mobile County Public School District plans to continue expanding their digital literacy program this year.
Tech integration in education is nothing new; we’ve all seen teachers using tech like tablet computers and 3-D printers to enhance children’s learning experiences.
School officials say they want to continue using computers, touch screens and other high-tech gadgets inside the classroom, but making sure the tech is applied in a way meaningful to daily lessons.
“Technology, not just for the sake of, ‘I’m using a computer,’ but to have specific goals and learning objectives that the students will focus on, and then use the technology for research,” said Martha Peek, superintendent of the Mobile County Public School System.
Peek says the school system is now calling its libraries “digital learning centers,” a sort of re-branding that will help shift the focus on the modern methods of teaching and learning.
Peek says the digital literacy program will help support what students are learning in the classroom.