Rather than basing the classroom on a teacher addressing all the students simultaneously, “kids will rotate throughout the day through a number of learning environments in the classroom,” Gralla said...While some students are using the computers, others will be working in small groups with a teacher, and the rest will be working independently.
The key aspect of the computer software, said Gralla, is that it will diagnose what the students do not understand. “Instead of using a pencil and a workbook, kids will be engaged in an engaging activity on the computer which is fun and animated,” Gralla said.
“It’s going to empower me as a teacher,” Amanda Pransky said. She is the school’s first-grade teacher for English subjects. Pransky, who lives in Bergen County and taught first grade for three years at the Ramaz School in Manhattan, spent this week training with the Yeshivat He’Atid’s faculty and blended learning consultants.
“Because of the way we’re implementing the technology, the data about the student’s achievement and assessment will all be in one place,” she said.