August 2014 Newsletter

Fifth grade class at Barrow Elementary -Room 555

Preview of communication and collaboration tools for upcoming use in 2014-2015 school year

To the parents of my incoming fifth grade class at Barrow Elementary,

This year, we will be incorporating digital media in the classroom environment in accordance to ISTE’s standards in order to “communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.”

Through the use of technology, we plan to “interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media, communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats, develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures and contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.”

The three main tools that we will be using this school year are nearpod, edmodo, and WDWDT?, all of which will only be used to promote education and foster a learning environment, explained below.

I look forward to meeting you and your children and look forward to a successful school year full of learning and technology.

For questions, concerns, and additional information regarding the incorporation of these apps in my classroom environment and lesson plans, please feel free to contact me.

Email: mmcgraw@clarke.k12.ga.us
Phone: 555-555-5555
Website: http://www.clarke.k12.ga.us/Barrow.cfm
Address: Barrow Elementary School, 100 Pinecrest Drive, Athens, GA, United States