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 communities via tools like Seesaw, Flipgrid, Google Classroom, and Campus Press blogs. 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. 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 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.Please take a moment to visit our Edgewood eLearning site for more information on our approach to remote learning.