How has technology integration made an impact on your classroom this year?
"Grading is quicker with Illuminate Ed and I can analyze the results to see patterns of misconceptions. The use of AirPlay allows me to display content from an app to my students that I couldn't have before. The use of Google Drive has made it easier for me to organize my materials, share with students and on PowerSchool, and edit from home on my iPad. -- Mrs. Parsons
"Regarding the cows [laptop carts on wheels], I have found it extremely efficient and effective to have the computers in class while students are completing a lab. Different lab groups work as different paces, so it was great to have immediate access to the computers as a they finished their data, they could go to the computers and start typing up their lab reports together collaboratively. This was so much better than finishing the lab then sending them off to do it on their own. They then share them with me through google drive and no 6 pg labs for me to haul around. " --Mrs. Miller
"I have been able to incorporate an enormous amount of technology into my health and physical education classes this year. Students have a lot less paper to deal with and so do I. In addition, more students have turned in make-up work from being out of my classroom because of my Moodle site. Students now have the opportunity to access information and programs to enhance our health curriculum on a more consistent basis." --Mrs. Queen
"Student engagement has increased from when there was no technology engagement. Notes are easier to take, I am flexible to move about the classroom and visually the kids are better to understand what we are talking about in math. Student organization has increased. With everything being kept in a Learning Management System (Google Classroom) kids have all that they need to complete tasks and can access that material nearly everywhere they go. This is even true when the students miss school, which happens a lot in the spring. The ease of Formative Assessment has allowed me to see which kids are getting the material and which are not. Every Tuesday and Thursday, I am able to give a quick assessment that the kids actually enjoy taking (Socrative Space Race, Nearpod, Kahoot and Google Forms). It is amazing how much better the students are doing meeting the curriculum standards because I am able to reteach the students that are missing the content." -- Mr. Tuller