Another day of tech training.... our morning has been packed full of investigating different sites. In the past hour I've learned about Jaycut, Advanced image searches in Google, creative commons, catch.com (cool! Can't wait to start using at conferences and meetings), Skype in the classroom, splicd.com and more. It is amazing to me how many WONDERFUL resources are out there that I didn't know about.
We are now working to compose a letter to the parents of students in our model technology classrooms to let them know what their children's learning environment will be like. It is an interesting endeavor as our rooms and how they function and the devices and tools that we use are all so different. The 5 model tech rooms in our district include: my 1st grade room with multiple devices, a 5th grade room with multiple devices, a 7th grade Lang. Arts class which will utilize a class set of web-based netbooks, an 8th grade Math class which will utilize a class set of iPad 2's and a high school Spanish class which will utilize a class set Xoom tablets