Technology Aiding Instruction at BACS

Erik Buss’s chapel talk on Friday included a description of teaching in heaven. He described a scene in which a perfect, moving example appeared to enhance the teacher’s lesson. While the instructional tools in our classrooms are, I’m sure, a long way away from those available in the other world, it is striking to think how much closer we are to this scene than were the chalkboard-less classrooms in Swedenborg’s day. This past week seven teachers attended the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference. Members of our faculty attend this conference each year and have brought back many of the techniques we use to augment student learning through our Smartboards, tablets and computers. While there are significant portions of our curriculum which are purposefully delivered without technology, it is important that we take advantage of the opportunities we now have to enhance our lessons.

Greg Henderson