He also incorporates iPad activities into his U.S. history classes.
“I have a variety of apps, anywhere from the Civil War with information that’s coming from newspapers dated back into the 1600s right at your fingertips,” said Synakowski. “Those types of things, to be able to put themselves back in that environment … actually putting the student as if they’re in that important key position.”
Use of the latest technology also buoys the school’s commitment to providing students with a global view.
“Some things that we’re looking to do is videoconferencing and being able to connect with another classroom in another country to share some of their customs or cultures,” said Synakowski. “One class can interview another class on the way they see things shaping up in the world. … It brings another classroom into your classroom.”
His work with iPads has proved so effective that the school is looking at introducing a pilot program for 9th-graders in the 2012-13 school year.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of attending LCS is the school community, said Synakowski.
“It’s almost like a family community that can range from the parents being involved in a lot of different activities as well as teachers, seeing them around campus or at sports games,” said Synakowski.
LCS is located at 374 Loudon Road. For more information about the school, visit www.lcs.org.