Gobles Elementary is participating in the Classroom Readiness Activity this year and Julie Boes, a 5th grade teacher,is taking the T3 Course with other educators in her building. Her students have been very excited to use their new Chromebooks purchased through another TRIG activity, Device Purchasing. So much so, that she shared with us some encouraging news about a student in her classroom: "His parents said he has never volunteered to write and share anything in school. They loved seeing him excited to write an article that wasn't an assignment but writing because he wanted to!!"
Below is the essay this student wrote:
You may think that's a bad thing...but lately our class has been using new technology! This includes a
very large touch screen monitor for our teacher and laptops for every student. Last week we took
a quiz from the monitor and held up paperthat had barcodes on them (Plicker). Our teacher, Mrs. Boes
used her cell phone to scan our answers. Depending on which waywe held them, the monitor
could determine if our answer was right. Mrs. Boes could download the results into her grade book.
Taking a test this way seemed like FUN not work!
We have had Chromebooks for only a week now, AND IT HAS BEEN THE BEST WEEK OF SCHOOL EVER!
We visit different web pages and even sometimes take tests on them. It seems like everyone is
paying closer attention in class, and the time seems to fly by so fast.
We go on many different web pages on our Chromebooks, which include Reflex, Sumdog 3
and Adapted Mind. On Reflex we do multiplication and division. One Adapted Mind and Sumdog we do
math problems to earn badges that tell you what level you are on. I think we are the luckiest class
in the whole elementary? We have the best teacher and the best technology.
I hope we get to keep learning this way. (The other teachers are good too!!)