18: One Tired Teacher: Integrating Technology Into the Primary Classroom
Hi there! Welcome to One Tired Teacher Episode 18 Integrating Technology into the Primary Classroom. On today’s show, I sit down with Brandi, a second-grade teacher from a Title One school in Oklahoma City Public Schools. Brandi shares an inspiring story about how Apple has come into their school and transformed it into a one-to-one school K-6th grade and has included 3 years of professional development support and beyond. Now THAT is how you integrate technology. The tools and strategies she has learned through 3 years of PD with Apple, are going to blow you away. You won’t want to miss a minute of this. So press play, and let’s start talking about technology in the classroom.
Brandi shares some great getting started tech tools, as well as some more advanced ideas to enhance learning in the classroom. I have attached links to all the tools mentioned in the show.
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Some of my favorite parts of the show:
How do you want to show me you know this? And they have a variety of apps and tools and they can just show us what they know and be able to display their learning with digital technology.
The internet was down, and I was like that changes everything that we were going to do that morning. There were certain programs they couldn’t do. It is such an integrated part of our learning that when something happens and we don’t have the Internet, there is so much that we do that it can be a big problem.
We are all using different apps and doing things differently. We always have someone to reach out to.
Every year we do digital citizenship before they even touch the iPads. iPads don’t become a part of our life until we have done our digital citizenship work. ~ Brandi Criminger
Links Mentioned in the Show:
Flip Grid- a good one to start
Myon - reading app (paid)
Epic ebook app (free)
Sentence Maker (free app)
Schoolwork (Apple version of Google classroom)
Kahoot- be careful if you are next to Kindergarten when it is nap time. a good one to start
Thank you for joining me, Brandi. Until next time, happy teaching and learning!
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