Your investment in the TTF impacts each student at Tritt, helping to establish: The Foundation for STEAM Innovation.
The TTF is committed to supporting Tritt’s STEAM initiatives, especially up-to-date technology. In the past, the TTF purchased 230 iPads, but this technology is out-of-date and in need of replacement.
Please read the letter below to discover how teachers and students at Tritt use state-of-the-art technology as tools.
How Tritt teachers and students use technology: We currently have over 230 TTF funded iPads. These iPads have been distributed in sets so each classroom teacher receives 4-5 for student use, plus 1 iPad assigned to each teacher in an instructional or support position. Teachers receive in-house training throughout the year to learn to better embed technology into their everyday instruction. In addition to using iPads as resources to gather information through research, iPads are used, by students, to show their understanding of concepts taught in the classroom.
Our students become producers of technology to create digital works to present what they have learned; rather than acting as consumers of technology by playing games, and watching content produced by others. Understanding of content standards is easily demonstrated by our kindergarten students as they create PicWall presentations to take pictures of living and non-living items, which they sort, label, share and explain to peers and teachers. Our 5th graders become experts on locations of important historical events and use Thinglink to locate, identify, and label these locations.
You can find students in K-5 using SeeSaw to digitally communicate and collaborate with peers and teachers as they create pictures, voice recordings, videos, and text notes to share what they are learning and thinking. Apps like Doceri, Doodlebuddy, Skitch, PicStich, PiCollage, PicLab, Tellagami, Chatterkids, Popplet, Aurasma, Adobe Spark Video (and many more!) allow our students to create original digital works to demonstrate their understanding and learning. Apps like SpheroEdu, BeeBot, DaisytheDinosuar, The Foos, Kodable, Scratch, Lightbot, Cargobot, Tickle, and more, provide opportunities for our students to develop and strengthen block-based coding and programming skills, setting a foundation for a skill which can open an extensive variety of future career options. All of these apps require our students to be problem solvers, to think critically, to increase creativity, and generate opportunities for them to create rather than recall.
Alexa Dean, Former Innovation Specialist
Tritt Teacher Testimonials
The TTF has been instrumental in elevating my teaching and student learning. I have benefited from the phenomenal teacher trainings that the TTF has funded that has carried over to every student. In addition, having access to so many resources allows my students to show and grow their learning in a variety of ways. Digitally, they can create videos, tell stories, research, and share products created. One of my students’ favorite places is the STEAM Stop, which is stocked with art supplies, tech gadgets, Legos, puppets, instruments, and the list goes on. It always has what we need to be creative and have hands-on experiences. We are so fortunate to have such a strong foundation here at Tritt.
-- Laura Cervi, 2nd grade
The TTF contributions to our students' learning process are simply immeasurable; thankfully the TTF funds them for us and it is my hope that they will continue to do so!
-- Charis Swift, 4th Grade