Teacher said, "There were a few students that each day would never get their warm ups done. The other day I saw one of these students with his cellphone out. I walked over and was going to tell him to put it away. When I looked at his phone, I saw that he had just completed his warm up on his phone. Since that day, all of my students that had not completed their warm ups before are now completing them every day on their own devices."
Teacher said to class, "This year we are doing our project differently. You can email me your primary documents or bring them in hard copy." Student takes her phone out, "I sent mine to you did you get them?" Teacher responded,"You only sent me a biography, not the primary documents." Student, "Oh, I get it. I will send the documents to you."
A student was seated in the front office because he was injured and couldn't participate in PE. I saw him with one headphone in and using his Ipod. I walked over to see what he was doing. The student was editing his video that he was working on for the After High School Comes College project.
A student was having a difficult time with his handwriting and work completion. A parent conference was held and it was decided the school would provide the student an Ipad to work on. After a few days, the mom decided to purchase her son a Surface and she returned the Ipad. The student is now using his Surface to take notes and complete assignments and is emailing his docs to his teachers.
Teacher asks the class, "Does anyone have the notes they can share with the student that was absent yesterday." Student pulls out phone and "Kicks" them to the other student.
Our students and teachers are seeing the benefits of incorporating technology into the classroom. Cynthia Merrick said it very eloquently the day of the State Superintendent visit, "They'll need to know how to do this in the real world. They're building technical skills and collaborative skills that they'll need to be successful."
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Many more great things are in store for Crystal!
Continue to be innovative, creative, and a model of excellence!