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This was a great article. This is how we need to start thinking. Technology is a way of life for these kids. We need to start thinking about more ways to use the technology integrators that we have available to us. I think many people would be surprised at all the ways they can help us use technology in our classrooms. Why not just schedule a meeting to talk with Abe or another integrator about a unit you already do and see how you can add technology into it? I have a meeting with Abe on Thursday to start thinking about adding technology into my K-2 curriculum! SO EXCITED! :)
One of my main goals for the rest of this year and next is to integrate more technology into the classroom. However, we need the resources to do that. I like your idea, Megan about a meeting with Abe on how to add more technology with just the resources we currently have. Yet, more would be better.Cheryl
Megan, I think you hit on a good point about the integrators! Kudos for making way for technology in guidance! The challenge might be getting laptop time.Megan Smith and I are excited about a buddy plan to bring grade 8 and grade 1 together. This is a way to deal with the shortage laptop time in K-1 which is a major need. It's one thing to have a terrific idea using technology, but, IMHO, our K-6 teachers cannot launch these neat tech ideas they have without time with the laptops. No matter what I've heard for suggestions about the Laptop schedule, it has not been the answer. We need more computers. Our Action Plan has this high on their list of goals for next year. Where there is a will, there is a way!
I have a dream...Ipads for K-2!!
Keep us posted, Cheryl, on how you and the integrators figure out a way for more technology access.