Our Summer/Fall 2013 Newsletter focuses on Technology and its use in the classroom. Are you afraid of technology? Never fear Accelerated Literacy Learning is here to help!Here are some of the highlights from this edition of our A.L.L. Newsletter.
Spotlight on Monica Burns
Monica Burns is a NYC educator and EdTech Blogger. She has spent the past six years teaching in general education and Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classrooms at Alain L. Locke Magnet School for Environmental Stewardship, PS 208 in South Harlem. This is her second year using iPads one to one with her students. Recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech- enthusiasts at numerous Apple Education events. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12, and a regular contributor to Edutopia and NJ Education Now. Her work using technology in her classroom has been featured in the Teq Teacher Spotlight and Instructional Tech Talk podcast.
Susan Radley Brown, Founding Director of A.L.L. speaks of her interest in technology in the classroom.
Q: When did you decide to host a webinar series on Technology in the Classroom?
A: It was a bit of a no-brainer - I noticed hesitations in my own use of technology. In addition, I recognized that the Common Core State Standards began incorporating the use of technology in the publishing phase of Writer’s Workshop, and my own teaching staff was approaching me with similar gaps in their technological knowledge.
10 Easy Ways of incorporating technology in your classroom
- Use a FLIP VIDEO CAM to film your students’ persuasive essays. Have them email them to influence the powers that be!
- Have your students use POWERPOINT to create digital storybooks.
- Introduce new apps to students in SMALL GROUPS during lunch or prep time.
- Hang up SCREEN SHOTS around the classroom. It’s a great way to show visitors you’re a