In the East Chicago public schools, technology resources and applications from various partners are creating virtual learning experiences that help students from elementary to high school develop new skills, build on that knowledge, earn class credits and prepare for college and post-secondary careers.
At Carrie Gosch Elementary School, for example, students in Michele Lloyd’s classes use individual I-Pads and the Discovery Education digital learning system to learn and practice such skills as telling time. IPADS also give students with verbal challenges a mechanism for communication and expression.
Another classroom at E.C. Central High School utilizes a variety of computers and CompassLearning Odyssey, a system that offers diagnostic assessment, individual learning options and online interactive programming to help students with Individualized Education Programs or IEPs pursue credits and academic grades.