Alright ya'll...here we go...
Today I am beginning the planning process for implementing my 30 Samsung Galaxy Tablets into my classroom. I learned yesterday that for this Fall semester, I will be teaching Global Science Issues Honors, Earth Science Honors, and Biology (AHHH EOC! SCARY SCARY!!!). I wanted to make a couple of notes for some ideas that I am thinking about for using the tablets in my classroom:
I know that this is going to be a HUGE learning experience. I also know that I am going to have to go through some trial and error. This also means that there will be things that will work REALLY well, and some things that tank. It is my hope that I can use this blog to document this experience (both successes and failures) and use it to help make me a better teacher.
Is it REALLY the first day of school again tomorrow?!? How could this be? It seems like we just got out for summer the other day! Anywho, I've spent my last week trying to prepare for new kids & 3 preps (which, can I say, is TOTALLY stressing me out?).
The technology accomplishment this week was that I created a wall of creative & helpful websites using QR codes (seen above). I came up with a list of websites that I think my kids could get some use out of this year and created QR codes for each of them. Some of the websites I included was Animoto, Symbaloo, Wordle, & Edmodo (which I already use a lot in my class). I also included a little sentence about what the website is and how it can be used and then cut them out, made them pretty, and laminated them!
I haven't really gotten too much into finding ways to use my tablets since I'm not rolling them out until Friday. One of the ideas I'm really excited about is being able to let my kids do interactive stuff on them, which will help them prepare for their BRAND NEW interactive EOC (so fun!). I also look forward to doing a "Geocaching with QR codes" next Monday with my Earth Science kids. I think this will be a fun way to teach them latitude and longitude.
Well, that's it for now. More to come soon!