At the end of last year, during a presentation on the upcoming 1:1 rollout, a parent came up to the Tech Department and let us know how excited she was that the Chromebook was going to help teach her child responsibility.
Students are doing amazing things in the classrooms with their Chromebooks. This comes as no surprise as the students and staff of District 13 are unbelievable.
We didn't know what to expect beyond the walls of the classrooms.
Our students are exceptional! After learning something new in class, they go home and re-create their learning experiences! Last week, first graders learned how to SCREENCAST their mathematical thinking while using virtual manipulatives. Before the end of the weekend, three students had gone home, created their own Screencasts and shared them with me. Additionally, we have students doing homework when they are SICK at home on their Chromebooks and are ready to ROCK N' ROLL the following day at school!
Responsibility soars-- not only inside, but outside of the classroom too!