Last Blog Post For The 2015-2016 School Year!
Have A Great Summer From Your #BISDwired Team!
My favorite memory from this past year was being able to bring so many new STEM ideas to the elementary schools. The students worked so well together coding, using the spheros, the makey-makey's, and during our energy units shooting off rockets.
Best instructional technology advice for the 2016-2017 school year: Technology is such a valuable tool in any classroom, especially when used appropriately and meaningfully. You don't need to just throw in a technology activity when tech isn't needed. Tie it to your TEKs or objectives and make the connections with the content you are teaching.
My favorite memory from this past year working with BMS students editing their videos for the annual Film Festival. The students show cleverness and creativity in ways they may not have been able to otherwise with the movie ideas.
Best tech tool from 2015-2016: http://quizizz.com/
Best instructional technology advice for the 2016-2017 school year: Find a Web 2.0 tool that works for your needs and master it for that school year. While there will always be something NEW and EXCITING, find one that you can get the most out of with your students.
My favorite memory from this past year was collaborating with Mrs. Knebel's second period English students on two video projects. The depth of talent in that room was immeasurable and the students just took our ideas and ran with them! I will NEVER forget that class.
Best tech tool from 2015-2016: Google Classroom!
Best instructional technology advice for the 2016-2017 school year: Commit to trying at least one new tool or method or practice in your classroom each semester and involve your students in your ed tech journey! Be honest with them when you are unsure and partner with them to grow professionally!