Ginger reminded me of the importance of keeping up with research about how children learn. Technology continues to expand and be a great tool for teaching. As great as technology is, without knowledge of how to apply it best to meet children’s ability to learn it is useless or just great entertainment.
I share the some of the same challenges as other teachers. I am working towards creating a classroom full of students ready for the 21st century. However, I am still not quite there. The programs I use are good but feed students the information. Discovery and sharing of ideas is not common. I continue to innovate and add to the programs I teach. I have individualized my math program with the help of technology. Students are now sharing their math thinking.
I took this knowledge and shared ideas with others who are frustrated with having to teach educational programs. I shared ideas of how to take technology and incorporate it into the programs.