Technology news and updates
Since the new year is full of resolutions, I would like to challenge you in setting a technology resolution...try something completely new with technology this semester. It could be a new website, program, or app. If you aren't sure what to do, let me know....I'm here to help!
5-12 teachers: Please consider checking out the iPad Pros for a minimum of 1 week for 1 of your classes. This will provide the tech team with valuable feedback. The checkout calendar is available in my Schoology group.
For those of you that have not checked out the iPad Pro cart, I would really like to work with you. Please have an open mind...you might be surprised how much you like the devices once you have given them a chance. You won't know unless you try!
I will continue to incorporate the fundamentals of computer science into the elementary specials. I'm excited to implement this semester the training and resources I received from the Code.org workshop I attended in November. I have also done a lot of research on introducing programming to students in PreK through 1st grade, and the best option seems to be Bee-Bots. The school does not have a set of Bee-Bots, but I'm able to check them out through the STEM hub. So many ideas exist on using Bee-Bots in those grade levels, so if you are interested, please let me know.
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