Mr. TomizawaTechnology Teacher
My name is Paul Tomizawa and I’m grateful to be the Edgewood technology teacher. I’ve been in the district for more than 15 years. That’s more than long enough to know that technology can make learning fun, but that it is only a part of what children need to become inspired learners. In Scarsdale, learning is hands-on and minds-on, with or without the use of technology. But when we do use the tech, our goal is to put students on a path to becoming safe, ethical, and resourceful learners.
In Scarsdale, all students in grades 3-5 have access to their own school Chromebooks. All K-2 classes have access to iPad carts. We use these devices to develop digital learning skills and an awareness of user responsibilities. Classroom technology is about “as needed” access, NOT “all the time” usage.
Today’s teacher needs to approach learning with an open and creative mind because that’s what their students bring to the classroom. They are naturally inclined to tinker, discover, and share what they know. I am happy to team up with my teaching colleagues to meet students in this modern classroom and help them become the best learners they can be. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about Edgewood or technology education in the district.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 ISTE NETS standards and are achieved through collaborative planning and instruction among classroom teachers, technology teachers, librarians, and other staff specialists.For a quick look at some of the online tools we use, click here.