Mr. TomizawaTechnology Teacher
Technology is a funny thing. On the one hand it can make our world infinitely smaller, bringing our friends and family closer. On the other hand, it can reveal a huge valley of the things we do not comprehend, making our world feel uncertain and at times, even scary. In Scarsdale, a technology-integrated education means we learn not only how to use the tools and resources that support the classroom curriculum, but we also learn how to make sense of our world and contribute to it in a healthy way. We strive to be good neighbors and good citizens when we share ideas and projects in our K-5 online community-building tools like Seesaw, Google Classroom, Campus Press blogs, and our Edgewood YouTube Channel. We develop our skills for listening, understanding, and learning from our fellow community members.
We engage students in purposeful learning experiences that involve storytelling, problem solving, computational thinking, audience presentations, and collaborating with schoolmates. We provide chromebooks to all students in Grades 3-5 and iPads for all students in Grades K-2, so we can develop their digital skills, dispositions, and an awareness of each user's responsibilities when using technology. A healthy technology education involves the carefully considered application of hardware (computers, laptops, tablets, and physical computing devices such as robots and microcontrollers), as well as educational apps. We will use these resources in a way to make the most of student engagement, while encouraging young learners to be creative, thoughtful, and conscientious with their use of technology.
When we use technology, our goal is to put students on a path to becoming safe, ethical, and resourceful learners. I'm excited to be a part of this phase of my students' learning lives and help draw out from them their natural inklings to discover, share, and care for one another. If you have any questions for me, please feel free to reach out.The K-5 Technology ProgramElementary students explore curriculum concepts and content through projects designed to satisfy district technology expectations. These expectations are aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards and are achieved through collaborative planning and instruction among classroom teachers, technology teachers, librarians, and other staff specialists.