Tech Star: Rachel Cangelosi, BES

We talk a lot about the 4 C's: collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking skills and how they are  important for today's learners, but when you add a fifth C - Cangelosi - you really get to see technology being used in a meaningful way! Mrs. Cangelosi often gives her 4th Graders a choice (another C!) of Web 2.0 tools to use for their assignments. Along with a rubric (to make sure they cover the necessary objectives), she gives them time to explore and figure out how to complete their assignments. They love having the opportunity to be creative. These things provide buy-in from the students who then want to do good work. Some of Mrs. Cangelosi's students' favorite tools are Edmodo, BigHugeLabs, PosterMyWall, and Google Drawing. Thank you, Mrs. Cangelosi, for using the 4 C's and allowing your students to have fun while learning!