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Firing their imaginations
Posted to: Portsmouth Portsmouth Portsmouth Community
Kids glued to their electronic devices isn’t anything new.
But instead of telling students to put them down and pick up a book, teachers at Central Christian Academy are encouraging students to hold on to the device, at home and at school.
This fall, every student in first through sixth grades will get a Kindle Fire for not only just reading electronically, but everything that has to do with school work from the Bible application to blogging and interacting about daily assignments.
Principal Dawn Stephens, an author with a background in publishing and public education, said when she started at Central Christian, she wanted to implement more technology into the curriculum.
Tim Robertson, the pastor at Central Baptist Church which backs the school, said he’s been trying to get the school into a niche in the private Christian school community for years.
“I’ll be honest, when she first came to me with the idea I thought, ‘Are you serious? Do you know how much that costs?’ ” Robertson joked. “I’m very excited about it. I’m very pleased.”
The school plans to buy 80 Kindles for about $200 each, an investment that both Robertson and Stephens say is well worth it.
Teresa Finch, the sixth-grade teacher whose class was the first to try out the Kindles last year, said the e-readers add so much more to the learning experience than a lesson without the device.
While reading an e-book, students can tap on a word to get the definition, share it on the class message board, communicate with each other over the material and complete assignments on the topic.
“Our kids are so immersed in technology already that this comes as second nature,” Finch said.
“It’s even making reading more popular, especially for the boys who maybe aren’t big readers. On a Kindle? Well, OK!”
First-grade teacher Kelley Rhodes said the Kindles set the learning expectation much higher than a traditional lesson. Students have the lesson material at their fingertips at school and at home.
“It really pushes them to be independent learners and independent thinkers,” Rhodes said.
The Kindle experience isn’t limited to the older kids. Students as young as two and three will work with the devices in small groups, Stephens said. Instead of picking up a traditional Dr. Seuss book, the toddlers can read “One Fish, Two Fish” on a Kindle and interact with the page by tapping on a word or picture.
“It highlights that text-to-word connection,” Rhodes said.
While the Kindle can access the Internet, Finch said she it will be tightly controlled. Some sites are off-limits (Facebook) and some are limited to class work (YouTube). Finch said she monitors all student activity at home and at school.
Last year, that wasn’t the case. Seven students who did have Kindles would turn them in every so often and Finch and Stephens would check the Internet history.
Only in one instance did they find internet activity unrelated to school – a student was playing Words with Friends.
Marjon Rostami, 757-446-2283
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