Teaching with technology : college preparation with AVID
Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department
Students are growing up in the age of technology. Students are so submerged in technology that they have lost interest in content learning. Technology of any sort can be easily integrated into the classroom. For my capstone project, I worked with a teacher who teaches a 7th and 8th grade AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) class. AVID prepares students for college and I knew that technology had a big part in college preparation. I created a semester long supplemental curriculum that uses computers for all of the lessons. The lessons start with the basics such as setting up an appropriate email address to filling out a mock college application. All of the lessons give students an idea of what they will need to do in order to prepare for their college search. All while using something they enjoy, technology.