From the day they are born it seems that kids are interested and engaged in technology. There’s truth to the saying heard around schools across the country: “If you need IT help, ask an eight-year-old.”
Teachers can, and should, harness kid’s inherent interest in technology for educational purposes. Bringing the internet, laptops, tablets, and smartphones into the curriculum has many benefits for students and teachers.
Technology brings the classroom to life! A connected learning experience increases engagement by bringing relevance, personalization, and collaboration. And it’s a great equalizer, giving opportunities to children who may not have access to technology at home.
While the need for technology in the classroom is clear, the funding to make it happen can be difficult to come by. In this issue we are sharing resources for grants to help get you on the path to a connected classroom. Also take a moment to read the article on a few tips for student conflict negotiation.