Hey guys, how's it going?
I don't know about you, but it seems as if December has flown by,
and I can't seem to catch my breath!!
Whew!!! I've totally got to get back into the groove of things!!
I'm linking up with Kathleen over at Growing Kinders for a linky party!!
Today's theme is technology.
I'm so lucky to have a lot of technology in my classroom.
Sometimes, it is so much, and it can be overwhelming if you're not careful.
Technology is only as good as the person who incorporates it into the classroom.
You actually have to use it!! I can't tell you how many people I know with technology
and they just ignore it!!!!
Anywhoo, I'm off my soapbox for now.
I absolutely love my interactive whiteboard, which I have through Promethean.
I use it for everything!!! Now, you do have to take the time to create things for it,
but it is definitely worth the effort!!!
One of my resolutions for the Promethean board is to get back to creating things for it. I made reading flipcharts when I was in 1st grade, and then when I moved to Kindergarten, I had to make some more, and I think I just got burnt out with it, and I didn't want to create a flippin thing for it!!
Hehehe.....I'm all better now!
I also like to use it for test practice, because standardized tests and kindergarteners is a funny thing!!
I've also found that it is good to make them interactive, and that's something that I am currently working on, because it makes no sense it is something that the teacher is constantly controlling.
That's no fun!!!
On some of my flipcharts, I have objects that bounce back to their original place if
the student's choose the wrong answer. They absolutely love it!!
I am fortunate to have 2 iPad's and 9 iPod's in my classroom, some of which I've won by submitting 2 grants. It is really awesome, and my kids absolutely love it!!
I also love to use the iPad during small group, because that was I don't have to keep up with a bunch
of flash cards that I need to introduce or review a skill.
Now that they are incorporated into my classroom, my goal is to find some new apps, because they can get bored with the same ones over and over. So, please share any new ones that you have!!!
Also, if you have a great way to manage them in your classroom, please share!!!!!
Hopefully I can get back in the saddle with blogging, cause I truly miss it!!
Talk to you later!!