Blog 1: How do I test the water?
My middle school is going one to one next year. Yikes! We’ve been given plenty of warning and have been preparing throughout the current school year so why do I still feel overwhelmed? Some of my colleagues are already testing the waters in the computer lab and already appear comfortable with the DyKnow platform that our school chose. They teach languages so perhaps for them it’s just transitioning from paper to screen. It can’t be that simple though, they are just braver than I am and jumped right in. I subscribe to the sink or swim method most of the time but for some reason I need to walk in one toe at a time in this case. I have a master’s degree in Innovative Learning and use technology often in the classroom with my students but have yet to figure out how to incorporate daily use of laptops and continue my hands on approach to science learning. Daily labs have been successfully engaging my students and helping them learn science skills and concepts for years so I don’t want to change that part. It’s time to ask for help. Does anyone out there have one to one science teaching experience? I need a floaty.
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