Beyond Pencils

Technology Helps Bring the "Cool Factor"

March 17, 2016
I am a veteran classroom teacher, with nearly two decades of experience in the classroom (and many unique experiences outside the classroom!). However, over the last two years I’ve found a resurgence of energy - all thanks to technology. I can tell that my 6th Grade students feel the energy as well - they see how “cool” it is to be a student. It’s not every day that a student tells you that school is cool, so I am all about “the cool factor”! The 21st Century student is a unique breed. They are creative, innovative problem solvers. They enjoy working cooperatively and they want to learn in...