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Ms. Cross’ Classroom Edit display name

  • Alexander Elementary School
  • Tampa, FL
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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I am a gifted teacher at a Renaissance/ Title 1 site. I have the pleasure of working with students who are identified as gifted. In addition, I also work with several students who are high-achievers in their classrooms. Many of our students have technology goals listed on their EP's (Educational Plans), although working on these goals is difficult with the lack of technology available at my site. With Chromebooks, I would like to provide opportunities for our students to demonstrate effective use of a variety of software programs to create projects and presentations. A program that I have used often is Glogster. Glogster is a web-based site that can be used to create posters. I have also used Prezi, Keynote, ComicLife and Code.org- just to name a few! I feel that when students have choices in how they are able to show what they know, they are motivated to learn more! The technology at my site is limited; therefore, it is used solely for testing and progress monitoring purposes. My main goal is to be able to prove to our students that computers and technology are not just testing tools. Technology should be viewed as a key ingredient to modern education, as well as an essential aspect to a successful future.

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I am a gifted teacher at a Renaissance/ Title 1 site. I have the pleasure of working with students who are identified as gifted. In addition, I also work with several students who are high-achievers in their classrooms. Many of our students have technology goals listed on their EP's (Educational Plans), although working on these goals is difficult with the lack of technology available at my site. With Chromebooks, I would like to provide opportunities for our students to demonstrate effective use of a variety of software programs to create projects and presentations. A program that I have used often is Glogster. Glogster is a web-based site that can be used to create posters. I have also used Prezi, Keynote, ComicLife and Code.org- just to name a few! I feel that when students have choices in how they are able to show what they know, they are motivated to learn more! The technology at my site is limited; therefore, it is used solely for testing and progress monitoring purposes. My main goal is to be able to prove to our students that computers and technology are not just testing tools. Technology should be viewed as a key ingredient to modern education, as well as an essential aspect to a successful future.

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