Praire Creek Elementary School, Andover Kansas
Tracy Wood is a first grade teacher at Prairie Creek Elementary who just got to using Chromebooks, which are practice books on a laptop. The Chromebooks help engage students with quizzes, games and a number of different stories for the children to practice reading.
Engaging students with Promethium Boards
In another occasion, she taught them about the United States Constitution, and showed the students graphics of our branches and different framers at that time. She had silly marching drum rolls play as a slide began and the students really seemed to like that.
Pros of Technology
It's convenient for teachers!!
Also, Mrs. Wood had to turn in a lunch order to the office by mail. She simply marked who was present and what they wanted for lunch and sent it with a click.
Cons of Technology
When the students got to send the e-mails to their parents, some took longer to type than others, but Mrs. Woods had told them that once they got done, they could go on and play reading games. The work time everyone had was different due to the fact that not all students logged in and started at the same time.