School, life, and this labor of love I can finally share with you all has been a bit overwhelming these past few months. Awhile back, I was approached to write a proposal to be one of about 20 classrooms across the nation to be a Smart Technology Collaborative Classroom. First of all, I was amazed to even be asked to write a proposal. Then, when I found out I was chosen.....mind = blown. I kept it a secret because it was a huge surprise for my kiddos. What is it you ask? My classroom is going to be a model of how using technology collaboratively can boost student achievement. My proposal included all of the awesomeness that Smart offers....3D document cameras, surround sound (its like a movie theater in my room,). Smart response clickers,, voice amplification system (like i need help in that dept,) a small group set of smart slates, Smart Tables, and of course the 4 new wide screen dual touch Smart boards. im in full out Techie heaven right now
We were moved to a portable building for 2 days to allow for the install, and then came the magical reveal! They walked into the classroom this morning & their jaws just about dropped! It was like Christmas all over again, the air was filled with excitement!
Here are a few pics from my new improved classroom. Please excuse the baroness of the walls....I literally had to remove everything from the walls & then put it back up in a matter of hours to be ready for us to move back into our classroom.
So this is my latest project. Be looking for lots and LOTS of technology integration ideas in the coming months. Happy almost Friday!