Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March Madness

I can’t believe March is already over! Between CSAP and Spring Break, it seems like March flew by. Where has the year gone? It seems like yesterday I was introducing my students to a new way of learning; the Promethean board, Activotes, and our class blog. Now, we are three-fourths of the way through the year and the students are so at ease when they use any of these tools.

This past month I have been using the Activotes to assess the students more often. I have found that my students absolutely love the Activotes. They have turned getting the correct answer into a game. Just last week we were answering questions about fractions and they began celebrating their success by using cheers we use in class. They were all so engaged that they seemed almost disappointed when we finished.

Incorporating this new technology has had such a positive impact on my students. They are continuously engaged. They seem to always want more! Their excitement keeps me inspired to continue to find new ways to incorporate technology into my instruction.

1 comment:

Kelly Berry said...

Activotes (Smart Response for SB) sound like a great engagement strategy and easy assessment to use. Trying new teaching and technology strategies can make student engagement more exciting, fun and focused. Thanks!