Don't Miss Jennifer Jonson's and Kim Myers' Winning Video: Kindergarteners Learning through Schoology
Our first featured presentation of the Power User Video Contest winners comes to us from Jennifer Jonson and Kim Myers of Allendale Elementary School in the Jefferson County School District, CO. Their video is a fantastic look at Schoology in a kindergarten setting. Using the platform for a little over a year now, Jennifer and Kim had this to say when asked if they had any advice about incorporating technology in the classroom:
- Start small, have a clear objective, and have an adventurer's spirit. You don't have to have all the answers or be a techie pro to successfully integrate technology. But you do need to have a clear purpose for the student outcomes you are hoping for so the technology does not become the focus but rather a way to arrive at the outcomes you've identified.
- Identify technology tools that not only streamline your workflow and that of students, but also contribute meaningfully to augmenting and transforming traditional classroom tasks through improved collaboration and feedback, task redefinition, the integration of multiple literacies, and the ability for students to express their creativity and arrive at deeper levels of understanding.
- Be persistent, tenacious, and willing to ask for help. Things don't always go according to plan right out of the gate, so finding online communities, resources, and/or colleagues can be great assets as you reflect on ways to deal with any unexpected bumps or roadblocks that appear along the way.
Thank you Jennifer and Kim!
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