One thing to note: Just because we have 11 iPads doesn't mean it will replace projects, science, art or math. Good technology cannot replace good teaching. While in my classroom, the focus will be on the SAMR model of tech integration.
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Most early teachers begin technology by replacing the computer with the iPad. This is a beginning point and yes students will use it for some educational games. However, throughout the year you can check out our work as we dive deep into reading and apply it with video presentations, digital models of architecture and even new tasks the students choose to make in our science program. The first task to remember is that we will use Facebook to blog about our day to keep families in constant contact.
So this year I am setting up flexible seating with advice from #StarbucksMyClassroom a movement to give those choices to students.Due to our limited budget all of my seating choices will come from reclaimed furniture and donations. Here's some photos to give you an idea of where I am starting!
In addition to these items I am putting in a Donor's Choose Grant to get myself four more ball chairs and a large comfortable carpet for my center seating space when we are using the projector.
I am a 2nd Grade teacher with years of experience in digital editing and film. I have a 2nd Degree Black Belt, am a professional wedding photographer, and instruct fine art painting classes.