It has been a blur getting up to speed with my new position as the Title I Technology Teacher at my new school. I find that being a specialist has a whole new set of challenges. Learning the names of all the students in the school is on that list, along with finding time to go to the restroom and trying to stay up on creating lessons for each grade level when I have no set curriculum to use. As I create new technology lessons, I plan to share them on the Highland Computer Lab website . I thought I’d share one of these resources with all of you here. It’s a .pdf version (a SmartBoard interactive version of this lesson will be available on the computer lab site, too) of a lesson I created for my 4th and 5th grade math groups (more…)
Archive for September, 2009
It’s the start of a new school year. I hope you all have had as successful and fun a start to your year as I have. This school year finds me at a new school and in a new teaching assignment. I am now working as the Title I Technology Teacher at Highland Elementary School in the Gresham Barlow School District. My job description this year will be to support the math and literacy goals of the school using the tools of technology. My schedule includes weekly rotations of all 1st through 5th grade classes through the lab in 30 minute blocks. In addition, I have two half hour blocks devoted to a 5th Grade Tag Literacy Group and a 4th Grade Math Intervention Group. If you are interested in finding out more about what types of projects I am doing in the lab, visit my web page and follow the new link I’ve added to the Computer Lab page. My plan for this blog is to continue to share any issues around mathematical problem solving that may surface during the year. Hopefully I’d also like to share with you any useful technology enhanced math activities that I come across.Here’s to the start of a great year.