"It's better than sitting on your phone... [You can] give back to people who are less fortunate and it's nice knowing that you can give back to the community." Savannah, a 9th grader at Berthoud High School, gave an honest answer for why she loves spending time in the school's MakerSpace. Carin Barrett, Librarian and... Continue Reading →
Roger Torrez, Instructional Technology Coach at Winona Elementary School, supports teachers and students co-creating personalized learning opportunities. WES is in the process of implementing this versatile tool. Seesaw plays nicely with others, working on iPads and Chromebooks, as well as linking to a wide variety of apps outside the system. When teachers create assignments within... Continue Reading →
Walking in to Carol Barnes's class, you will be immediately struck by the movement, discussions, and technology usage of her students. These students are engaged right from the start and ready to use devices and converse with other students about their learning. Barnes, a middle school math teacher at High Plains K-8 School, is on... Continue Reading →
Not once did the teacher have to ask everyone to "stay together". They were freely exploring their own questions, at their own pace. It's this kind of innovation that transforms learning for students from traditional sit-and-get to a personalized journey of exploration.
In my previous post about Promethean Boards, I reflected on the relevance of this tool ten years after it become popular in classrooms. The question became if education sees the value in, and is headed toward, personalized learning, is a seemingly teacher-centered tool like the Promethean Board still useful? It's clear that Promethean became well... Continue Reading →