“Do this again! I want to see more. I'm much more inspired to do this once I see it in action. It's far less intimidating.” -- A comment from a Greenway Elementary teacher coming out of the BSD Future Ready team’s first illuminatED event.
A typical iPad stand costs north of $100. Moreover, they often aren't very robust so teachers tend to keep them to set in one place away from busy students. For just a few bucks ($5-$10), PVC and copper can make durable, flexible, and sweet-looking stands that work as a document camera, photo booth, and document scanner.
As educators we are constantly learning; as the world changes and devices are common place in our classrooms, so too does our knowledge on behavior management with those devices evolve and need some slight variations on old standbys. Students still need affirmation, repetition, and demonstration, but hopefully some of the following ideas will help too.
Working with many teachers and school communities allows me to witness lots of wonderful things. Innovative practices. Camaraderie. Inspirational teachers. Engaged students. There are times, though, when it all comes together to gel into a more powerful experience than its individual pieces. You can't always plan for these instances, but it's very obvious when it happens...
I'm Interested In...
These blog posts will be compiled by the team to show our current interests, and what we are doing around the district!