I am a Language Arts (English and reading) teacher in the second largest school district in IL. (Read--we are in significant debt, have had major reductions, took no salary increase, large classes, etc)
One of my students has given me an application for a grant through a parent's company --she says it is always granted--for technology to use in my classroom to enhance my teaching. I would like advice on what to ask for. I have purchased with my own money an Elmo document camera and a ceiling installed digital projector. The gifted dept. purchased a SMARTBoard for my classroom also since I teach gifted classes. We are supposed to get Clickrs soon. What should I be asking for?? the maximum purchase is $2500.
I am an elementary Reading Specialist interested in the intergration of technology in the Language Arts classroom. I blog about all things literacy and review apps appropriate for teaching reading.
My name is Susan Campo and I am a high school Geography and Science teacher near Toronto, Canada. I have just set up my classes on gmail so that I can start using the calendar, Google docs and other apps with them. I am the only one at my school doing this and I am interested in finding out where to start and whether it is even worth the time. Any suggestions?
Technology is awesome really and has opened so many serious ways of teaching kids and advancing in ways you could only dream of years ago./ We have been implementing a large project called Globaldreamers where we encourage global collaboration through our website. http://www.globaldreamers.org
It is a great way to advance kids and motivate them in so many ways!
Shawn it is so great to feel excited and there is quite a bit here to learn from and see. I especially like going though many of the discussions. I am Marsha from Globaldreamers Israel. (http://www.globaldreamers.org)
We have been implementing a project to encourage global collaborations and friendships. Our latest project is our Valentine's day project.
Hi. I'm a 4th grade teacher in Massachusetts. Before I became a teacher, I worked in the computer industry for 15+ years. I'm having fun using technology with my students and with every project I learn something unexpected and new!
Dana Todaro, Instructional Technology Specialist, Missouri