There’s an App for That!
As a first year teacher coming home to the mountains to teach in an area where I grew up, was a privilege. I hadn’t been inside of an Eastern Kentucky elementary school, since I had been enrolled myself. Things had definitely changed. Going from every piece of technology I could imagine at my fingertips, to a classroom with nothing but a projector and ELMO was somewhat of a wakeup call. The school offers many technology advances; there are computers, clickers, and a mondopad for my use, but not for my classroom alone. I have made it my goal to work to get my students technology in their hands. By getting a classroom set of iPads for my classroom, I will be able to put technology in their curriculum on a day-to-day basis and into their hands. Not only will they be using technology in my classroom for math and social studies, but also for RTI and Program Review, two areas were technology can really advance a student. Classroom iPads will be a great addition to not only small group instruction but also for individualized learning.