Objective: Students will learn to locate different locations on campus using an interactive campus map.
This lesson had very little to do with the technology; this was a successful lesson because Mr. Plakakis cares for his students and they know that, so they'll take any risk he asks of them. In fact, it was an honor to get up in front of the class and guess where each place on the map was located.
I love using technology in my class. I use Doceri regularly. The students love showing off their skills using my iPad. Doceri has also allowed better access for those students in my class with vision problems. I absolutely treasure our interactive campus map we created using Prezi. The students are so excited to see pictures and video of themselves posing for shots around our campus. My students would never get the same thrill out of using a regular campus map. Our students struggle understanding a traditional map. This project has helped them greatly. This is a great example of how using technology can increase learning. My favorite technology quote is by John Dewey, "If we teach today's students, as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow."
As technology coaches, we get asked to help with a lot of fun and crazy projects: Google Forms to email student feedback, test-prep website training, probeware demonstrations, and so much more. It's all fulfilling, and all very rewarding to see the work the teachers of CJUHSD are doing to improve instruction, achievement, and help students become college and career ready.
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