A typical day in my classroom would seem hectic to most people, but it is energetic to me! I have a dozen sixth graders that want to learn as much as they can about everything, things that I don't always have the answers too. I know crazy right, teachers are supposed to know everything
I have smart, energetic, 21st century learners!
They love technology and embrace it well. They have taught me a thing or two! We are school with a goal of teaching students to be well rounded, meaning both academically and socially. They will be real world ready when they leave us, well as real world ready as 6th graders can be! Our vision statement includes students that are technologically capable and resourceful.
My students will utilize the echo for a number of things. They will be able to get answers to questions much faster than starting up the computer to goggle it! It will be an essential tool in their living wax museum biography projects we have coming up this spring. They thought it would be a great help with playing music during our day, setting timers for the many transitions we make during a day, as well as, listing items we need to accomplish during the week. That way they have buy-in to their learning. My students will stay engaged with what they are learning.
Why not embrace the technology that is out there.
Students of today have so much available to them at such a fast pace. Why wouldn't a school, or classroom try to keep up with the times! Why not teach them that technology is out there for learning purposes, and how to use it properly. The learning that can occur from having an echo in my classroom is overwhelming with the possibilities that it will offer.
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