Submitted $4000 in purchase orders today. And it feels GREAT!
In the fall, we were awarded a $14,000 grant to finish a project here on campus–projectors in all primary classrooms. We (students & teachers) need to have the tools to demonstrate, share, deliver the curriculum in the way it was designed and in a manner consistent with 2011.
Our installation is in order, our projectors have been selected, cables measured, shopping list built (CDW-G rocks!) and we hit ‘send.’ So now we wait on the mailman.
I am without-words-so-excited! I’ve had these tools to use with my sixth graders for two years. I can’t wait to see the eye-openning amazingness on our teachers faces when they realize the true potential of the tools we’ve purchased.
Studying community? Head to a Google map of Petaluma, CA! Wanting to model fractions? Head to National Library of Virtual Manipulatives and let your students do the driving! Just went on a field trip? Open a Word document and brainstorm together!
I’ve stepped off my soapbox about interactive whiteboards–someone must think they’re valuable. Not me. Students are the interaction. Technology is the tool. My worn-out analogy: if you didn’t think round-robin reading was effect, your interactive whiteboard is the 21st Century equivalent. Think about it.
Ok, off the soapbox again.
I’ll be the first one to meet the mailman/UPS guy at the door. Thank you, is that box for me? (grin)