Thursday, November 19, 2015

West Birdville Students Diving into Technology

Rhonda James is seeing quite an increase in digital resource use in her classroom at West Birdville. Her students are finding many ways to use the BISD bond provided equipment as well as the equipment they’ve had from previous years. James tells us, “The students in my classroom rotate daily with iPads, iPods, and laptops. They are learning basic skills at this time, which consist of turning the device on and off, logging on, locating an app or program, and learning how to operate it. They have learned how to take pictures and videos with the iPads, and some have even learned how to edit those pictures. We have one student who uses his iPad with a Bluetooth keyboard and utilizes the voice over feature of iPad to do his written assignments instead of using his braillewriter.” Great use of multiple technologies and digital learning.