After years having a blog hidden away on my me.com website, it’s time to start fresh. Many posts will focus on my experiences working with my fourth grade class, as I seek to infuse technology in meaningful ways that enhance student thinking, learning and creativity. Last year I taught kindergarten, my emphasis was on finding ways to make assessments of student learning easier to gather and analyze. I created a simple Google Form that I used to track student alphabet, letter sound and High Frequency Word learning. Using the form on my iPhone allowed me to quickly collect and manage student assessment data. This year I am teaching fourth grade. I use my document camera, online video and online activities regularly to give students more ways to wrap their minds around the topic at hand. But as the second half of the school year begins, I am using available resources to allow my students to build their skills and creativity as writers, reporters, and presenters.
I also work with credential candidates, helping them learn how to use technologies as they enter the teaching profession. Ideally, this blog will help me share my work with elementary aged students with my adult students.