The New Way to Learn!
Using Technology as a Tool in the Classroom
This year will be a new journey for both parents, teachers, and students. We have decided to integrate technology into our classrooms as an effective method to communicate and collaborate while also learning. Your children are at the age where technology is being introduced to them and what better way to use it through an educational perspective? There are 3 websites/applications that I plan to use with your children throughout the school year. Please take a moment to look over each one and I encourage you to research them!
This application is a user friendly program that provides the students or instructors to create "how-to" videos about certain lessons that we may cover in class. These app works best on iPads or tablets, which will be available in the classroom. Think of ScreenChomp as one big interactive whiteboard, where students and teachers can share ideas and problems that are relevant to each lesson! I will use this app to more easily and interactively explain problems and questions in my class that require a little extra teaching.
The ClassDojo application has very strong social media vibes. This app lets students have their own personal profile that showcases their progress and behavior throughout the school year. Teachers can easily reward and recognize students' behavioral manners and accomplishments in the classroom on a daily basis, keeping parents up to date on their children during the school day. This app will be used in my classroom to reinforce and establish an atmosphere where my students will constantly know their progress throughout the year. This will provide positive and critical feedback to the student and also their parents.
This text message based application provides a safe yet fast and easy way to communicate with parents and students. Remind 101 lets instructors send texts to parents or students reminding them of certain dates or reminders relevant to the class. There is no need to give out personal phone numbers for this app to work. It is a free application that is more comfortably used and downloaded on a SmartPhone. I will use this application to remind students about certain due dates and test dates, projects, homework assignments, and reminders.