This has been a busy, but awesome, start to the year! Our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students have been equipped with Chromebooks to enhance and deepen their learning. Our teachers have been implementing amazing tools for managing the flow of classroom work, communicating with students and families, and adding more authenticity to their work.
One of the neatest things our students are learning to do is work collaboratively with Google Apps for Education and Google Classroom. Our students have been creating projects, sharing them with friends, and their teachers in a meaningful way. Sharing is often something people associate with online tools. People share photos and experiences, stories and opinions. Our students are learning to share in a totally different way. They are sharing back and forth, making changes and editing work. It's really powerful to watch kids problem solve and collaborate in this way.
I'm looking forward to the many good things coming this year! I'm excited to learn from the teachers and students as they explore our new technology.
Instructional Technology Coach