iPads day 29 – why I love to carpool

When you live and work in a district made up of many small communities it is only natural that many times commuting is part if the daily routine.
I am fortunate that I ride to school with a wise veteran teacher who is also my school librarian. She has embraced our technology vision and iPad integration better than I first hoped. She has created slide shows to enhance her students viewing pictures connected to stories and has started looking for support groups for her addiction to a cribbage app.
She has also been an early adopter/supporter of our creation (at least the start) of a learning commons. She agrees that the library needs to evolve from a keeper of books to a gateway to learning. If the information is best found via the Internet, so be it. Likewise she wants to explore reading and responding electronically using the iPads as well. She has also started reconfiguring the layout of the room. There are fewer tables and chairs and beanbag chairs have been ordered.
It has been great to share theories and support our common vision of personalizing learning so that all students can be successful. It also reassures me that we are on the right track when she confirmed today that using the iPad has helped her feel more innovative and able to take risks to support student learning. A trend I am starting to see take off throughout our school!

About technolandy

Principaling on the Pacific in Powell River BC Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback to personalize learning!
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