Archimedes Academy, on Thursday, March 11 at 1:00 pm, welcomed guests for the first time, to show off how technology is dramatically changing the way kids are learning in some NYC public schools.
The school’s tech-savvy 6th grade Math and Science teachers opened their doors and allowed visitors to literally join the class and challenge themselves with hand-held student response remotes. This technology provides instant feedback; allowing teachers to gage student comprehension on the spot. (No more waiting all week to see who passes or fails an exam.)
The remotes increase student participation and help decrease disciplinary issues. This amazing technology lessens each classrooms carbon footprint with paperless exams and test preparation. Guests had the opportunity to speak to students who are especially well-served by this high-tech change (those with special needs have “found a voice” and advanced students are able to move ahead even farther).
Archimedes Academy is a comprehensive 6-12 public school whose mission is to provide a rigorous, innovative, college preparatory education focused on math, science, and technology applications while regularly celebrating the accomplishments of its diverse student body.
The school serves the community of the South East Bronx. Currently, the school population is made up of 36% African American, 61% Hispanic, and 3% Asian students. The student body includes 8% English language learners and 22% special education students. The school is in receipt of Title 1 funding with 68.2% eligibility.