Just a quick little shoutout to our Tech Department who installed Chromecasts in all of our classrooms over the summer! With the great learning taking place in District 13 rooms, the goal was to provide a seamless way for teachers to share their Chromebook screen via the projector for students to see. Don't get me wrong, teacher casting has been awesome, but the real goose bump instigator is the student ability to cast their screens to share with the class.
I witnessed this in action in a 5th grade classroom this morning that was truly inspiring. As the class was having a powerful discussion, students casted their screens, one after another to provide evidence of research. The entire learning experience was enriched by the flawless student casting and the capacity for students to share their thinking with the class.
Efficiency and effectiveness at their best!