Friday, February 13, 2015

First Post From the Chromebook

So, if you read one of my earlier posts, you would have seen that our school recently began using Chromebooks. The good news? They are awesome - so many options for enhancing student learning. The bad news? We only have 90 of them for about 300 kids - maybe even more than that. 

Basically, my class gets the Chromebooks for an hour a day, four days a week. Much more than we had access to computers before, but still not a fully digital classroom by any means.

Anyway, I was so excited about the Chromebooks that I decided to order my own. Thank you, Teachers pay Teachers, for allowing me the financial freedom to order a laptop without worrying about the extra cost.

As I find more things to love about the Chromebooks I will definitely be sharing them here. I will also be blogging a lot more. My old laptop was a Windows computer and it didn't get along very well with Blogger. It made everything much harder.

Here is one thing that I am pretty excited about. It is an app through Google Play called Biodigital Human. It was on a list of great apps for the Chromebook, and it caught my eye because we are currently studying the human body.

This will be so fun for my students to explore. I am always looking for fun activities that the kids can do independently. Plus, who knows? Maybe someone will be motivated to become a doctor or scientists because of what they learn using this app... You never know.

Thanks for reading! Please feel free to comment - about anything. It is wonderful to feel connected to others in this very impersonal digital universe.

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