The curriculum includes Advanced Placement and honors courses, distance learning opportunities that enable students to engage with their peers from around the world, and applies real word experiences to learning.
Switches, similar to a computer mouse, manipulate the computer through a touch pad, by head or eye movement, or even by breath. Braille writers and screen readers allow students with sight limitations to use a computer for work and communication.
The right to privacy and free speech is considered an essential American ideal. We live in a digital world, and technology is a life skill. Therefore, while showing videotape in a classroom to illustrate a point of history may be permissible, the downloading of images from the Internet into a calendar for the student council to sell is probably not.
Computers as tools. Throughout the twentieth century, technology zealots have heralded one technology or another as having the capacity to transform schools, but such transformations have not occurred. By integrating technology into the classroom, teachers are changing the way they used to teach lectures for six hours a day and providing students with the tools that will take them into the 21st century.
Students can now enroll in up to two online courses each semester while continuing to attend school for at least four hours a day. Some proponents believe that computers have the power to transform schools because they empower learners in ways that previous technologies were unable to, because they challenge the authority of teachers to be the sole source of information, and because they encourage an active, rather than a passive, learner.
The teacher is in control—and knows how to bring the best out in the student. Student response systems help students measure their understanding of a topic while professors can see what areas they need to review.