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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Laptops

Wow!  My school is starting a 1:1 laptop initiative.  Students are extremely excited about getting their laptops and I am very excited about this as well!  This means I can create more technology based activities which will hopefully increase student engagement and reduce paper use!  So far, only ninth graders get the laptops this year (thank God I teach ninth graders!) and next year all grade levels will get them.    I've been doing nothing except thinking about different activities and creating online activities for the students to do in the classroom!  So far, I've created a virtual field trip on Prezi for the upcoming novel, Of Mice and Men along with developing projects that are media-based.  I'm so excited!