In the last month, we deployed 640 chromebooks to the elementary schools and community high. The possibilities these devices bring to the classrooms can be amazing and overwhelming all at the same time. It is our goal, as technology integration specialists, to help teachers create engaging lessons using these devices that foster unique, customizable learning opportunities for all students. With this goal in mind, Paul and I set out to create videos to demonstrate how teachers, right here in PPS, are using these devices with their students. The short video below is our first attempt. It features Todd Chappa, 3rd grade teacher at Lake Center Elementary. In the lesson, he discusses how he uses the tools Socrative.com and Sumdog.com to help him differentiate instruction in math and make it possible for him to effectively run small group instruction. We hope you find it useful and that it sparks a fire of inspiration for you with your own students.
A BIG thanks to Todd for letting us invade his classroom and share his techniques. If you, or a teacher you know, is using technology in a great way in your classroom and would be brave enough to share, please let us know!