This morning we had a guest in our classroom. As part of the NTIP program, new teachers in our board are given release time to observe other classrooms. A new teacher from another school decided to use her release time to learn more about how students can use iPads to demonstrate learning.
If you have not yet invited someone visit you to see our iPad project ‘in action’, I recommend that you do so. It was a good experience for everyone. Our guest went home feeling inspired and impressed, my students went home feeling proud and motivated, and I went home feeling encouraged.
It is easy to ‘get used to’ all the skills involved in making iPads a tool for meaningful learning. Having a fresh set of eyes to watch my class work reminded me of how far we’ve come in the months we’ve been together. I take it for granted that my students know when and how to blog, google, record, or practice just about anything with minimal or no direction. The whole project is kind of amazing, and I needed to be reminded of that. If any of you need this reminder too, here it is:
What you are doing in your classroom is amazing!
Have a good weekend.