Technology in the classroom is not the end goal, enhanced learning & teaching everywhere is the goal
As we advance further into the 21st century, technology is becoming more and more integrated into our society. Smart phones are now common, tablets are substituting for computers and laptops, and social media has become second nature. The rapid and widespread adoption of these technological innovations has completely changed the way we conduct our daily lives, including how knowledge is digested and taught in our classrooms but it is a positive change. RMS supports innovative teaching and learning. We believe that technology in the classroom is not the end goal, enhanced learning & teaching everywhere is the goal. We have Interactive Whiteboards; Computer on Wheels (COWs), Windows Based Tablet and Laptops for teachers and learners in each school. MELT (Millennial Enhanced Learning and Teaching) initiative is taken by RMS to promote 21st century teaching skills.
Integrating technology into our classrooms helps prepare our students for the elaborate world they will face going forward, but there are also four specific benefits to using technology in the classroom: It can keep students focused for longer periods of time; It makes students more excited to learn; It enables students to learn at their own pace and it prepares students for the future. By learning to use technology in theclassroom, both Millennium teachers and students develop skills essential for the 21st century. But more than that, students learn the critical thinking and workplace skills they need to be successful in their futures. Millennium Schools believe that Education is no longer just about learning and memorizing facts and figures; it’s about collaborating with others, solving complex problems, developing different forms of communication and leadership skills, and improving motivation and productivity.
Millennial Enhanced Learning & Teaching initiative covers three aspects
- Curriculum for Students
- Technology for Classrooms
- Training for Teachers
Which in result produce significant outcomes mentioned below
- Creativity and Innovation
- Communication and Collaboration
- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Research and Information Fluency
- Digital Citizenship
- Technology Operations and Concepts
Technology in the Millennium classrooms enables the use of more interactive educational tools, which allows for a dynamic learning experience that directly benefits students. As classroom computer technology is being used for different types of communication (for presentation, for class interaction, and for collaboration), students are required to be readers, writers, editors, and publishers and must be willing to collaborate and co-create closely with others, all skills that are critical for students to learn as they grow and enter the workplace. All tools of technology being used at Millennium Schools are creativity triggers that help students develop creative thinking and other essential skills. They are easily and freely available and teachers readily adopt them into their academic curricula, so that the students never lag behind when it comes to creativity, since it is vital for their all-round development.