Sharing what you do in the classroom with technology is such a blessing. I am so appreciative for those of you who have invited me to come to help you and see what you are doing. Taking the first steps to integrating technology WILL lead to tremendous benefit to students and teachers. Parents can also benefit with technology that allows us to communicate on students who struggle as well as those who are progressing and excelling. Use of Newsela Pro is going to allow our kids more opportunity to read nonfiction with better comprehension! It also has a link to Google Classroom! You asked for it and you got it and you are using it! With the growing number of student stations in our schools and the growing number of students with electronic devices, we can only move forward.
Please be sure to ask if you have questions about programs that you find that are useful. We will certainly share with you anything that we find.
On the October 9 teacher workday, teachers will have the opportunity to share with each other various technology strategies, apps and tips. If you know of someone who does something you want to hear about or if you would like to share that day, please email Natalie or me and we will gladly put you on our list of sessions.
In addition to Google and Google Classroom, here are a few topics that we have shared thus far. Take a look and see what you think.
SeeSaw app for digital portfolios (everybody), Opened (for everybody and has a link to Google Classroom), Gizmos (math and science 3-12). Seesaw is free. Open ed has a free version and Gizmos offers a free 30 day trial.
Be sure to email us with your successes and failures with technology so we can grow together!