While learning to become an English teacher in Mrs. Goodgame’s paperless classroom, I was amazed at the technology integration that took place. Every student had Google chromebooks that they had quickly adapted to using. This was used for taking notes, for writing stories, and for creating projects and presentations. Mrs. Goodgame utilized an Apple ipad to note behavior and to keep the students on track with an app. Learning was assessed with quizzes and tests using clickers.The entire classroom ran smoothly.

Before this experience, I had never witnessed how wonderfully technology could be integrated within a classroom; nor, have I seen students more engaged in learning than in this type of classroom setting. Now, I advocate for more technology within the classroom to anyone who will take the time to listen.

 

Kristen Lutts, Grenada High School English Teacher

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