I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' for their first day of the Thankful Link-up!
Today is all about Technology!
I am SO thankful for technology... my first year of teaching I had an elmo document camera that was shared between 7 different classrooms, 4 student computers & a desktop computer for myself.
Now I'm in a school where all classrooms have a promethean board & a document camera that links up to the promethean board. I also have 6 student computers. Although I'd LOVE to have a few iPads to use now & again, I'm so thankful for the technology I do have because I know what it's like to have VERY little technology.
Here are all the things I would miss from my day in the classroom if it weren't for technology...
#1 Morning Message & Number of the day interactively done on the promethean board
#2 Showing videos whether it be for Scholastic News, a Science Lesson or even just for fun during Friday Lunch (my kiddos eat in my room)
#3 Modeling the programs/websites students will use on the classroom computers or in computer lab by using the promethean board.
#4 Modeling an activity or worksheet using the document camera.
#5 My classroom website that I created through weebly which features kiddos blog posts, photos from our class & more!
#6 Blogging & reading blogs... oh the wonders that has done in my classroom!
#7 I'm sure there are SO many more ways we use technology at school that I'm not thinking of right now!
And I have to include my top 3 reasons I am so thankful for technology in my every day life...
#1 My iPhone... I hate to admit it but I don't know how I survived sometimes without a smart phone...
#2 My MacAir... I LOVE being able to create (&share) items for my classroom using my mac.
#3 Pinterest... I mean who doesn't love finding crafts, recipes, classroom ideas & more on pinterest!
How are YOU thankful for Technology in your classroom or in your every day life? Join the link up by clicking the top image in this post or the link here & linking up on Blog Hoppin'