So my Grade 8s have been hearing about the new stuff the grade 5s are doing...blogging, shooting podcasts, using some little Smartboard app on an iPad and even 'going' to Disney World in Math class on the laptops
and they WANT in!
and iPod touches
in meaningful ways.
They don't want to wait.
They want to use new programs, new tools, new technologies... now in school.
They don't think they should be banned from WiFi access.
They want to learn.
They want to be engaged in their learning through the medium they are now so used to, though mostly outside our schools.
They want to be able to show what they know in 'new' ways.
Gotta plan something
our eagerness to embrace what 21st century technology has
to offer students and teachers with what the practical decision-makers feel is in our best interests.
using iMovie technology (which will be new for me and several others)
or be presented through Glogster or Animoto or perhaps Prezi!