In the age of smart phones and tablets, the Socorro Independent School district is one of many celebrating this years Digital Learning Day.
Students and teachers at Desert Wind School in Far East El Paso told KTSM they already love working ahead with the help of technology.
“I like working with technology because the excitement of actually using technlogy in my class, gets me better at anything else,” Second grader Bianca Herrera shared.
From skyping with another class at a different school, to learning lessons on tablet computers. Desert Wind School takes advantage of having access to technology on the go, “Parents love that fact that we are a win campus and that means our students do get a device. They get to take it home and work on it,” Principal Leticia Terrazas said, “It’s a big advantage because they’re able to access many of the programs that help them.”
With a push on S.T.E.A.M – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, Terrazas said technology is a big component of the schools curriculum, “Students engage better with it. It makes lessons more dynamic, more engaging, more interactive, so we try and incorporate technology in everything that we do.”
From programs ranging from reading to math, some students say it not only helps them learn but encourages them to be the best.
“My favorite thing to do has to be Kahoot because it gets me like very excited to try and get the answer before anybody else,” Herrera shared.
Teachers at Desert Wind told KTSM they use technology in the classroom on a daily basis and look forward to implementing more of it for future students.