Our faculty continues to find opportunities to elevate the teaching of concepts in the middle and high school curriculum with the availability of cutting-edge technology at their student’s fingertips.
Modern technology makes creating sophisticated movies, recordings, and illustrations look easy, but they are not easily made well. Students at Concordia do learn to use technology well and are demonstrating the foundational skills of planning, resource management, logistics, and social skills of communication and collaboration as they do so.
While technology comes with temptations (for example, the ever popular video gaming), we have found that Concordia students are equal to the challenge of early responsibility in respecting, caring for and managing the powerful tool technology is.
Our middle and high school faculty, not only understand but affirm the digital creativity and passion in students. While the way school is done differs from what we might recognize, it mirrors the way business is done. If students can use technology socially, they can use it educationally. We invite students to use technology to reinvent our concept of how learning should happen.
Examples of programs and projects utilizing technology and digital media at Concordia include:
- Video documentaries
- Audio interviews
- Web based newspapers
- Editorial cartoons and political cartoons
- Collaboration via shared online documents
- Using Skype to talk with people around the world
- Using websites such as quizlet.com to assist with studying
- Creating clean, outstanding photo books and photo essays
- Using green screens to enhance presentations
- Creating online timelines
- Taking writing pieces and adding sound and imagery to them.