Putting the Future in the Hands of our Students and Staff
Our world is driven by technology. We must prepare our students for this world by shifting how we teach. My Tomorrow has introduced more technology into classrooms to give students greater exposure to the tools that are used in college and the workplace. Digital devices and software add a dynamic element that keeps students interested, but it’s not just about using the latest technology. Students are also learning about “digital citizenship,” or making smart choices in their day-to-day lives and their social networks.
To make sure our students and our teachers are ready for the tools of the 21st century, six of our schools have demonstration classrooms. The classrooms are equipped with a variety of devices, including:
- 1-to-1 laptops
- A classroom projector
- A mini-projector
- Two aqua boards
- iPad and tablet sets
- A document camera
- A digital camera
- An AV rover
Teachers are welcome to stop by these classrooms during their free periods to see how different devices and software can be integrated into a lesson. They can also discuss best practices in teaching with other teachers. Demonstration classroom teachers are also available to visit other classrooms to support teachers as they develop and use new teaching strategies.
The CPS-designed Digital Learning Truck - "Tech Truck," for short - rolled out in 2015-16 as an innovative mobile classroom equipped with most of the technology available in the district's demonstration classrooms. The truck and its staff visit all CPS schools on a rotating basis to demonstrate new technology, software and applications. Teachers benefit from having even greater access to one-on-one training on how to use and integrate applicable technology into their classrooms.
My Tomorrow Cloud
Every student will have a “My Tomorrow Digital Portfolio,” which is a digital space where they can store their work. They can access this portfolio from a variety of devices at school, home and other locations.
Protecting Digital Devices
We aren't just teaching students how to use new technology; we are also educating students about the steps they need to take to stay safe in the physical and digital worlds. Please review our steps for protecting digital devices by being safe.
Google Apps for Education
Cincinnati Public Schools has committed to Google Apps for Education to provide seamless access for parents, students and staff with the focus of supporting student success.
Schoology Learning Management System
Schoology allows teachers to engage students in exciting new ways, reaching them via their electronic devices.