Ed. Tech. Report
Volume 1 Issue 1
As I continue to develop in my new position, I will seek ways in which I can help you to integrate technology in your curriculum in order to enhance and supplement what you already do. I would like to remind everyone of my eagerness to work with you. If you have an idea for technology integration in your class, let me know; I would love to help you to make that happen.
In the meantime, enjoy this much needed upcoming break. I'll see you all in 2015!
Going Beyond the Hour of Code
I had the privilege of working with many of Mr. Ralph's students in the computer lab in solving various coding puzzles. One thing I found to be quite exciting is how many of these students were able to talk through the challenge, read the commands they'd written, and use logic to solve the various puzzles. The students were truly thinking critically about the problem(s) and working, often times with other students, to find the solution(s). Without even realizing it, these students were using their knowledge of geometric figures (squares and triangles) and angle measurements to tell their computers what to do.
Nice work, Third Grade!
If you come across any news or information that would be beneficial to the district, please pass it along and I will be more than happy to include it in my weekly mailings.
Benefits of Texting With Students
In the article Texting With Students Can Profoundly Impact Their Success, eClassroom News Staff examine research-based evidence showing the benefits of communicating with students via text messaging.
(Potentially) Useful Apps
A nice collection of what eClassroom News calls the 5 top tech tools of 2014. There seems to be a little something for everyone!
Hour of Code
A great article explaining the importance of the Hour of Code and the reach of this event in it's second year. The article captures what the Hour of Code looks like as it gives an account of how 6 districts do the Hour of Code.