Monday, June 11, 2012

Digital Learners

Part of my job next year will include collaborating with others and using technology in order to help develop our district's model of a digital classroom. I just finished an online lesson to prep us for our training, and I really enjoyed one of the YouTube videos we were asked to view. It is less than 5 minutes, and I encourage you to watch it. It is pretty powerful!

Some of you may watch this and are sad to think that you don't have the resources to teach this way. I want to point out that moving to a digital classroom can happen in baby steps. If you need resources, you can always write grants or work with a site like Donor's Choose. That's how I got 3 iTouches to use in my classroom!


thebusybusyhive said...

Wow! Our school has a one-to-one computing program in the middle school. Every student has a laptop that they use in all their classes. We are trying to go bookless in some classes. I hope that we will eventually get ipads or itouches in the lower grades. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for these in first grade.

Kate @ EduKate and Inspire said...

I love that video... I've seen it a several professional development sessions! I'm so glad that your district is going to use you to help collaborate with other teachers about a digital classroom-- what a neat role you will have! My grade level (2nd) is going to departmentalize next year for science, social studies, and technology. I am going to be the tech teacher, so I look forward to more of your technology related posts! Thanks for sharing the video!

PS: I am a brand new teacher blogger and would love for you to stop by!

EduKate and Inspire

Becca Morris said...

That video is a part of my online professional development course! It is a good one. I can't wait to hear your plans!

Fun is Found in Fourth

billi said...

Love it!! Hope you can share some of what you do with us. Thanx

Katie said...

I am so glad I came across you blog this evening (new follower! yay!) That video is so powerful, yet so true. While it makes me very sad to see the "reading only 2 hours a week" bit, I understand the truth behind it. I'm fortunate to be in a high technology classroom. We have smart boards in every room, elmos in every room, 5 STUDENT computers in every room, a stock of lap tops for teachers to check out, and 10 iPads were just ordered for select teachers (yay for me being picked!) I'm actually going to a training tomorrow to learn how to better use an iPad in the classroom. I plan on posting about it later this week. I'd love for you to check it out when I get it posted :)

P.S Donor's Choose is the BEST!!!! I have tips posted on my blog about it. I'm addicted to Donor's Choose... is that a bad thing? haha

Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

Brigid said...

This was the first time I have seen this video, it was good! I can't wait to hear what you do!

Unknown said...

I have to go on donors choose and get set up. I'm your newest follower. Please check out my blog Calling Plays in 2nd Grade.

Traci Clausen said...

Inspiring :D
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Unknown said...

Great minds think alike! I too am planning to blog with my students this year & plan to use blogmeister. I'm so excited about it!

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