Technology is the heartbeat of the GACHS learning model. Through standards–based technology integration practices, GACHS creates learning experiences for all students that reflect their lives and their futures. Teachers employ technology to implement relevant, rigorous, and engaging learning experiences that promote student creativity and learning.
Edgenuity courses feature rigorous, standards-aligned instruction and powerful interactive tools that support learning. Engaging multimedia and real-world applications help ensure students build content knowledge and essential skills.
Edgenuity’s direct-instruction videos feature expert, on-screen teachers who explain concepts, model strategies, provide examples, and make real-world connections.
Students stop to complete tasks that check for understanding. They can also pause or rewind videos to take notes or review concepts as they progress through instruction at their own pace.
A full suite of learning tools and scaffolds help students access content, organize information, and complete assignments.
The CloseReader™ supports the active reading of complex texts with embedded comprehension questions, text and audio prompts, translation tools, and contextual definitions of new vocabulary words.
A dynamic glossary and word look-up tool helps students build their academic vocabulary. Transcripts and video captions allow students to follow along with the on-screen teacher, and eNotes enables students to synthesize information and record questions in a digital notebook.
This tool scaffolds the writing process for all students – from pre-writing to the final draft. Targeted writing instruction and practice in our content-area courses prepare students for narrative, argumentative, informative, and analytical writing.