Eastridge High School in Irondequoit has been using digital media to create new learning environments for their students and it has attracted the attention of Congressman Joe Morelle.
Morelle visited his alma mater to see how the school integrates technology and learning, making it easier for their students to learn after their graduation. Morelle noted how the students worked together in new ways.
“Well, it’s certainly much more collaborative,” he said. “You wouldn’t have seen in my age, students wandering around the classroom, talking and consulting with one another. It’s much more informal in some respects, but also good because kids are more engaged, which is what you want.”
East Irondequoit also pushes “digital conversion” at home. Tablets are assigned to students in third grade.