Technology at Long Branch

Wilfredo Padilla-Melendez
Instructional Technology Coordinator (ITC)
wilfredo.padilla@apsva.us

 

Long Branch is dedicated to ensuring the best possible access to integrating instructional technology tools into our school environment. It is our belief that all students and staff can increase learning, productivity and gain knowledge through the integrated use of technology.

A variety of technology tools are available to students and teachers. Our classrooms are equipped with a teacher laptop, interactive white board, and Apple TVs for instruction. Our specialists and resource staff also have a laptop and the majority of them have an interactive whiteboard and Apple TVs in their classroom.

Other instructional technology tools available are library research stations, printers, SMART student response systems, video digital cameras, Mac books for creative projects like making movies, and a TV studio that produces our weekly news program.

Students receive iPads as part of the Digital Learning Initiative. The focus of the program at The Branch is to create a personalized learning environment for students to access information, collaborate and share their knowledge while exploring the impact of these digital learning devices on student writing.