Welcome to Henrico Instructional Technology!
Today’s students live in a digital world and come to school with different expectations and needs. Through the Teaching and Learning Initiative, Henrico schools are preparing students for the 21st-century by providing meaningful instruction and improving academic performance. The Department of Instructional Technology works with teachers, principals, and content specialists to identify and implement digital resources and supporting technologies that will ensure a solid 21st century learning experience for Henrico students. The department staff includes instructional technology specialists and instructional technology resource teachers who provide consultation, training and support for the integration of technology into the instructional program. Henrico 21 is the overarching concept that embodies this work.
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The partnership between the parents and the school is essential to student success, and we provide a number of resources and suggestions to assist parents with that partnership. Learn how to leverage the technology available in HCPS to help your student achieve academic progress while teaching digital citizenship skills.
Recent Blog Posts
In two short days I will finish my fourth year as an ITRT with Henrico County Public Schools. The past four years I have used a WordPress Blog for sharing ideas, lesson templates and updates. For 2018-2019 I’d like to … Continue reading → Continue reading →
Ships Ahoy! We are busy polishing the deck and getting the sails ready in preparation for our Elementary Technology Conference “Dive into Deeper Learning” this summer! We’ll have creative technology integrations on the Lido Deck, managing classroom devices in the … Continue reading → Continue reading →
Fifth graders at Varina Elementary have been reviewing science SOLs for the year. Today, students in Ms. Messer’s and Mr. Williams’ classes used Wick to create interactive review questions. First, we brainstormed a list of topics they have studied this year: weather, rocks, cells, oceans, planets, sound, light, force, and elements. Next, students chose a…
Second graders at Holladay Elementary have been learning about magnets and magnetism (SOL2.2), so today, students in Ms. Edmonds’ class used Wick to code a magnets activity. First, I showed them a finished sample so they could see what they would be creating. Basically, they will have a person, a magnet, and two objects–one that’s…