Hello Flapjackers! I am Cassie Thompson and I am doing a guest post for sweet Tabitha. I am here to tell all about how I incorporate technology into my classroom!
First, a little bit about me: This is my 4th year teaching and my 4th year in 1st grade. I initially wanted anything BUT 1st grade, so it’s pretty ironic how this was the position I was offered, accepted, and now LOVE. Firsties are not quite babies anymore, but not yet big kids and they live in a world of their own. 🙂 I love it!
They can also use Google Drive to type up their own writing.
My students also use their iPads to scan QR codes.
The interactive board is used some in small groups, but it is mainly used in whole group lessons.
And here is a friend from this year playing a favorite- Math Lines on www.coolmathgames.com. My students pass the pen and try to beat the game as a class! It’s a good activity when we just have a few minutes or I sometimes use it as an incentive to get cleaned up quickly.
listening center for Daily 5. When a teammate retired a few years ago, I got a
whole tub full of listening centers. That sure did save me a LOT of work
gathering all those books and tapes.
I previously used a tape player and a headphone
splitter but my students had a hard time finding the right spot on the tape and
also sharing 1 book.
time recording all those tapes digitally. I put 1 book recording on each shuffle
and I put the iPod and the book in a basket for students to choose during Daily
Organization of all these devices does take a little bit of thought. I have to store them close to outlets so that I can easily charge that a moment’s notice, but also so that the devices can be used while charging if necessary. The devices have to be easy to grab and go.
Thanks so much for reading all about technology use in my first grade classroom! I’d love for you to stop by my blog sometime and see what else goes on in our first grade world.