I am taking the blogging plunge! This is my very first blog post. I have the absolute pleasure of working with the best administrators, staff, community, and students around! There is so much to be proud of as I walk through the hallways of District 13 and this blog will serve as a platform to showcase the unbelievable learning happening in Bloomingdale.
In addition to my blog posts, guest students, parents, and staff members will be posting about their experiences. Thank you for joining all of us on our adventure!
District 13 is taking a different kind of plunge! In order to prepare students for future success in the world we live in, every student in grades 1-8 will get a Chromebook and Kindergarteners will receive a tablet. Although students will begin their school year with their devices, incredible years of research and consideration went into the journey that continues next week. To find out more about Bloomingdale School District 13's journey, please check out the video below.
As staff members worked hours and hours to unbox, label and take inventory of the endless number of devices, thoughts flooded my brain. This is an extremely exciting and apprehensive time for everyone. It's important to note that first and foremost, the technology now added in every classroom WILL NOT- and will not ever- replace teachers. Even the best devices, apps, and websites do not elicit innovative learning. The Chromebooks and tablets will help change the kind of learning that happens in the classrooms of D13, but are not the sole indicator of success.
Put on your seatbelts, because HERE WE GO!