Sometimes I get overwhelmed with technology, and I am starting to feel that way as I begin to think about my next step with iPods. I am lucky that I have lots of support to help me in my district including our district Coordinator of Technology and my TST (technology support teacher) who is in my building 2 ½ days a week. I also have friends to talk to but even with all that support, I know the final decisions are mine. Here are some of my thoughts this past week: Which apps to purchase and how to incorporate into my lesson plans? How to use the programs that come loaded on the iPods? How to continue to use iPods for instruction not just review skill?
My goal continues to be to implement iPods within the classroom during instructional time, and we have used them in Word Study and Geography. Now I want to begin to use them more with Writing and Reading. Math will be a bit more of a challenge for me since we switch students for math however; I think I will tackle math at a later time.
|The first hill on the Millennium.|
I guess this blog is a reflection of where I am right now.... a little overwhelmed. I have come to realize my long summer days have slipped away when I had the time to sit and research apps. Can I already be missing summer or is this my first major hill on the roller coaster? Look out Millennium here I come!