In today's schools, technology abounds. We have SMARTboards, iPads, laptop labs, Bring Your Own Device, and many other new and exciting trends. It can be overwhelming! Sometimes, it's difficult to discern which of these new tools can truly increase student learning and engagement. Our focus must be on the students - when utilizing new technology, we must evaluate whether or not it is a truly valuable and worthwhile tool.
For the most part, my posts will evaluate the value of various tools, and give ideas on how they can be used in the classroom. Also, I will discuss various ways in which we as educators can continue along our own path of learning - in these tough economic times, many school districts have cut professional development funds. However, there are so many online opportunities for free professional development that it's easy to stay in touch today!
I'm excited and ready to learn - are you?