Over the years I have had many discussions with parents about the use of technology at home and in the classroom. Most parents realize technology is an important aspect of modern society, but many worry that their children use it too often and for the wrong purposes. It is definitely a delicate balance and there does need to be boundaries at home, but technology in education is essential. Our job is to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in the future and technology will only become more advanced with time. What is important is for the entire community of teachers, students, and parents to understand how and why technology should be used in education.
Technology integration is the enhancement of traditional instructional practices by using digital tools to allow students to access, acquire, organize, and communicate information. In addition, technology provides multiple platforms for students to develop communication, collaboration, creative, and critical thinking skills inherent to the 21st century. Students are growing up in a digital world so in order to make learning relevant and meaningful, they need to engage in experiences that model a real-life environment. Technology is a tool just like a screwdriver, hammer, or a saw, and it is important that children learn to utilize it properly so they don’t put themselves in danger. A teacher’s job has transitioned away from being the sole source of information to one of being a guide and mentor for how to properly access and utilize the infinite amount of information available to today’s youth.
Technology’s place in education is continually growing and it is important that all members of the learning community embrace it with care and moderation. When I hear a parent say that their child is online too much, I generally believe they are correct. What is important is for the adults, both teachers and parents, to communicate with each other to ensure students are making informed decisions about how and when they are visiting the digital world.
Director of Studies
Grade 4 Homeroom Teacher
During the Assembly this Monday, grade 4 students successfully organized the Science Fair – the start of Science Week at Tesla. The children planned, assigned, and performed all the tasks for the Fair from being MC, doing experiments, presenting to preparing posters, making invitations, gifts … With the success of this event, we can believe and empower children with agency. Let’s take a look at some of their feedback and reflection after the event.
UOI English Teacher
In the activity, Running to Neptune, Grade 3 students made to scale models of the Planets in our Solar System. Students also calculated the distance between each planet using astronomical units.
We then placed the planets on the ground in the playground and played a racing game, running to each planet, reinforcing the names, order, and relative distances between the planets.
This week, Early Years students were very happy and interested in the project “Plants and Animals”. Students practiced planting and taking care of trees, older students were very confident to draw pictures they like as well as go to the library for reading books, learning more about the project they are studying…
Vì ưu tiên hàng đầu của Tesla là sức khỏe và sự an toàn của học sinh, phụ huynh và nhân viên nên chúng tôi muốn khuyên phụ huynh trang bị khẩu trang cho con em mình khi đến trường. Hơn nữa, để giảm nguy cơ lây nhiễm Corona virus cho gia đình và những người khác, đây là danh sách các biện pháp phòng ngừa do Sở Y tế Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh cung cấp:
Hãy kiểm tra nếu bạn có các triệu chứng và về nhà ngay sau đó.
1. The school will organize AI DAY on May 8, 2021
Participating in the event, Parents and children will have the opportunity to directly experience and learn information about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics. With the presence of modern robots, children can interact with its amazing features.
Parents who would like to register, please send a confirmation email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. The School will organize Tesla Parents Workshops “IB Learning Experience” and The Community Presentation
Time: 6:00 pm, 12 May 2021
Time: 6:00 pm, 19 May 2021
Time: 09:30 am, 22 May 2021
Parents who register to attend, please visit the link: http://beta.tesla.edu.vn/tuyen-sinh/
3. Announcement of School Holidays in April
As per our 2020-2021 School Calendar, Tesla would like to inform Parents of the holiday plan in April:
Compensation for Labour Day: 03 May 2021 (Monday)
Important information for our current families and friends in regards to any younger siblings / younger children that you may like to enroll for the New School Year August 2021 – 2022. Tesla Admissions is now open, please apply to ensure that your place is secured early, as some grades may fill up fast creating a waitlist for August 2021.
Please submit the Inquiry Form at https://tesla.edu.vn/en/admissions/admissions-process/, and the Admissions Team will contact you.
If you would like to receive more information regarding enrollment, please contact Tesla at: email@example.com.