Great beginnings at IW

This was my first full week working at my new 1/2 music 1/2 tech integration position.  I spent my afternoons observing teachers to see if I could readily come up with some ways to begin the integration process.  In most classrooms I was able to at least jot down one idea to discuss with the teacher later.  During this process I also discovered many pockets where technology is already blossoming.

Techno-growth I observed this week:

  • A 3rd grade teacher who was introduced to Delicious at the end of 2007-2008 school year who is now using her account regularly.
  • The same 3rd grade teacher is actively sharing website links with her team.  And her peers are even looking at the sites she’s sending them!
  • A HS English teacher who has started a blog to post homework for her classes.  She modeled the use of her site to her class and is now asking for a SmartBoard in her room!
  • A MS Science teacher who has created some WONDERFUL interactive Notebook files to go with her experiments.  She then uses print outs of the completed file for kids who are absent.
  • Kindergarten teachers who are working together to write a grant to get some “Flip-like” cameras.

It’s been a great week!

Brenda Muench

music educator tech specialist

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