Hi everyone, we’re John and Carol Beaumont, and I know this linky is called “Meet The Teacher Team” but that is actually our name, The Teacher Team (It really is!) We just started our blog not too long ago. You can see our initial post right here: http://theteacherteam.com/welcome-to-our-blog/
Carol Here: As technology use is becoming more and more prevalent in schools, we sometimes have to be creative with what we have and don’t have. At my school, we are fortunate enough to have a very involved group of parents and PTA. They were generous enough to fund a class set of chrome books for our students! We decided that we would have a sign-up sheet for teachers so they would be able to sign up and use the chrome books for an hour or a day, depending on the schedule. One problem: No way to store, charge, or move them around. Now, I would love to take credit for our solution but unfortunately I can’t, the credit has to go to our brilliant Computer Instructional Specialist. He told us about an idea he saw that has been used effectively in other schools that also do not have access or money for a proper cart. Here is what he came up with.
The first day of school in high school is actually one of the easiest days you’re going to get. For the most part the students are in as much shock as you are at being back in school. The seniors are too cool, the juniors are feeling much larger than they really are, the sophomores are glad they’re not at the bottom anymore, and the freshmen are just plain terrified. They come in dead silent not knowing what to expect and usually stay that way throughout the day. Most of us have been spoiled rotten by not having to get up early for a couple of months so you also have a high degree of yawning and trying to stay awake to say nothing of the problems the students are having trying to keep from falling unconscious after lunch. The students generally get ruled and regulated to death in all their classes and then the realization hits that they (and us) actually have to come back and do this again tomorrow. The fall is a great time at school with football, dances, activities and all the possibilities that a new year brings. As we get rolling and get to know each other I can’t help thinking that this is a pretty good deal.