Join Renaldo Lawrence for an in-depth discussion in this video Using technology to prepare students for the future, part of Creative Insights: Renaldo Lawrence on Elearning.
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- I think with what we do in terms of multimedia…and the creation side of multimedia,…and the teachers using what we create inside the classroom.…I think it help prepares our students for the world…that we have no idea what's going to happen.…I think the first thing that it does,…it lets the children know that you're on their side,…and I think that's very important.…It lets students know that whatever they're going through,…that you've got support materials to help them.…But I think the other thing that's extremely important to me…is we can let parents be involved…in their child's education.…
To me that is essential.…So the content we create we direct towards the students…and we direct toward the parents.…We've created stuff like parent's handbooks, electronically.…We've created interactive PDF documents…and shared with the parents.…And we've created a lot of videos…and shared with the parents.…I mean if you can imagine,…if you take a bunch of children on a school trip…and they come back,…at one point and time in order to share that…
This interview with Renaldo Lawrence is an inspiration to educators looking to increase student achievement and create authentic-learning opportunities for their students. Renaldo is a leader on integrating technology in the classroom, but started out as a computer-illiterate educator. His story of learning the technology for the sake of the students is both inspiring, and instructional for educators that want to follow his example.