My students attend school in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They are energetic, adventurous and are always excited to try new things! They enter our room each day with open minds and eager hearts. One hundred percent of our students fall below the poverty line and receive free and reduced priced lunch, 84% of my students are Hispanic, and many are English Language Learners.
Technology integration in Kindergarten is a game-changer.
We have been using iPads, Google Classroom, Osmo and different coding devices to change the way we are learning. With this project, I hope to be able to continue to increase technology usage in my classroom to transform our learning. My hope is to continue to provide tools that help my students creatively innovate in our classroom.
Our world is changing, therefore, the way our kids learn is changing along with it. I want my students to be future thinkers and problem solvers. To do this, we cannot simply rely on paper and pencil. Our students need to be exposed to new technologies and a new way of thinking. Having the tools and technology to create and design at their fingertips will open their minds up to the world around them!
My students love utilizing technology each day in our classroom. They also love asking questions and experimenting together. Some of our work is done online through Google Classroom and collaboration. Students work together across all subject areas to learn from one another and use technology in a meaningful way. This has transformed learning in our classroom.
We have loved using iPads in our classroom and hope to receive stylus pens in order to aid in our developmental writing skills.
When writing and drawing, students are using their fingers or typing on the keyboard. With new stylus pens, my students would still be able to gain the necessary fine-motor skills that are needed in Kindergarten. We also love Osmo! Right now we have three Osmo applications and bases in our classroom, but I would like more to have the opportunity to use Osmo daily. Utilizing Osmo allows students to build words for writing, work on their math skills, create 3D drawings and pictures and coding. Having more bases and applications will allow more of my students to use it daily. Finally, we would love a Makey-Makey Circuit Board for our classroom. When using a Makey-Makey circuit board, students can invent projects that combine the tactile materials of the classroom with the coding projects they're creating on the computer to bring their creations to life.
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