Below are links to a set of blog posts by Anne Collier on her website Net Family News. There some interesting points about how citizenship of any kind is learned via modeling not worksheets and lectures. This has me wondering how we are all modeling Digital Citizenship for our students as parents, community members and teachers.
Technology grants were awarded to five teachers during the October board meeting.
Mrs. Cheryl Broderick, Elementary Title 1 teacher, requested a subscription to the Read Naturally program. Read Naturally is a web-based assessment and intervention software program that promotes repeated reading, assessment and progress monitoring. Mrs. Broderick is looking forward to helping her students to become better readers through the use of this program.
Mr. Darl Rassi, High School Math teacher, petitioned the board for 2 Chromebook computers. Mr. Rassi will be using his Chromebooks to begin innovating new lessons that utilize our approaching 1 to 1 technology program. He plans on giving his students access to programs like Socrative, Today’s Meet and Blogger.
There are a few items of concern that I would like to share with you. We are sure you have heard that Illinois’ public school districts are under tremendous pressure to provide a quality public education to help every Illinois child succeed. Never before have our schools been called upon to implement so many new requirements while receiving consistently declining revenues to do so. The United States Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, the Illinois State Board of Education, other state and federal agencies and the Illinois General Assembly continue to add more and more requirements for your local schools while cutting the funding that allows us to meet these ever increasing, costly requirements.