Augmented Reality(AR)

an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera); also : the technology used to create augmented reality

Tech Connection to Classroom: Use HP Reveal to record students reading a book and place a trigger on book. (To find out more information on this please put in a service ticket with Rick or Matt.


of or relating to acoustic, mechanical, or electrical frequencies corresponding to normally audible sound waves which are of frequencies approximately from 15 to 20,000 hertz.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Use audio files from youtube or from garageband to make presentations and projects come to life.


An app is computer software, or a program, most commonly a small, specific one used for mobile devices. The term app originally referred to any mobile or desktop application, but as more app stores have emerged to sell mobile apps to smartphone and tablet users, the term has evolved to refer to small programs that can be downloaded and installed all at once.

Classroom Tech Connection: Use Apps such as the Clock app to help teach time and have students learn about time zones.

Anchor Chart

Anchor charts record my students thinking (and sometimes, mine), and highlight really important parts of a lesson.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Use tools such as google drawings to visualize students thinking and then print or create qr code so students will have access to what you and they created.


In an adaptive learning solution, the system can keep track of everything that the learner is doing. It’s clever enough to analyse their actions and so it will be able to adapt the training to better suit that individual, such as by giving them access to more relevant learning materials.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Tools such as IXL and Espark are considered to Adaptive, as they scaffold and extend the learning based on what the students are doing.


The quality or state of being accountable; especially : an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions

Tech Connection to Classroom: Use a tool such as Lanschool or Apple Classroom to monitor students and ensure they are staying engaged in task using technology.


Digital accessibility is the ability of a website, mobile application or electronic document to be easily navigated and understood by a wide range of users, including those users who have visual, auditory, motor or cognitive disabilities.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Use text to speech on iPads to help with student literacy.