In my classroom, I am fortunate enough to have an iPad (purchased for me by my school!) that I can use for instruction. Some will ask why I use my iPad. Why don't I just lecture from a power point and write on my chalkboard? My answer is....using my iPad as an instructional tool increases student engagement, allows me to be extremely mobile in my classroom, AND the content apps and access to the ... Read More about How to Use 1 iPad in the Classroom
Learning Management Systems...why should we use them? In my undergraduate and graduate degree programs, I was able to complete many courses in an online environment. These courses were great for me, because I was able to manage my time well, and complete assignments and activities virtually at my own pace. Like many others, I juggled a full time teaching career and family with my graduate ... Read More about EDMODO!
How will technology change the way we teach?In my high school classes, I sat in an uncomfortable desk surrounded by approximately 24 students and one teacher for about 90 minutes (block scheduling school). In some instances, my teacher addressed the class for the 90 minute period while the students frantically copied down notes from the board, overhead projector, or simply from the teacher's ... Read More about Flipping the Classroom
Next year, our building will become a 1:1 learning environment, which is incredibly exciting and overwhelming. The 1:1 learning environment is a term constantly circulating in the world of education, and the shift this movement will create in education is a little unsettling. Our students will be able to access information at the push of a button, which will cause the role of the teacher to ... Read More about Teaching in a Technology-Rich Environment