I am meeting today with my principal to discuss the possibility of running a pilot laptop program in my grade 5 class for next year. We would be looking at having a laptop for every 2 students.
I would like to suggest some uses and ways that I can integrate and make the most of the technology should it go ahead.
My initial thoughts include using wikis to collaborate on some tasks, to present inquiry unit project findings and to complete literature cirlces journals. I would also like to make use of google docs or some similar tool to run writer's workshop. I have thought about the possibility of developing e-portfolios as opposed to hard copy portfolios.
Aside from these ideas, does anyone else have any ideas that could or have worked in your classroom, that would be worth presenting to the boss. Keep in mind these are grade 5 students and i would only have one laptop for 2 students.