2011 Teacher Winner
School: Sarah Smith Elementary, Kindergarten
Project: Technological Literacy: Crossing the Digital Divide
The use of technology in the classroom has been identified as a priority by the U.S. Department of Education. By purchasing six iPads and using them in a thoughtful, deliberate manner, student engagement, motivation, and persistence will increase. The following are just some examples of how the iPads will be used: students and parents can post/reply on the class blog; Skype sessions with a Kindergarten class in Fulton County and with a class in another state; creation of weekly class newsletters; class project for the Georgia Media Festival; class podcasts of sight word songs and class songs to post to the class web page; artifacts for student portfolio.