Welcome new and old!
The Hoboken Public Schools is embarking on Year 2 of their one to one initiative focused on Grades 7, 8 and 9. This group has been created to help support you as you work with students in technology immersive environments. This group, and your participation in the Intel Engage community as a whole will support you as you implement new strategies of teaching and learning in your classrooms.
As a welcome activity, please introduce yourself to others in this group. Spend a few minutes telling us a little about yourself, what school building you work in, what grade level and subject area(s) you teach. In addition, share what your first experience with technology was like. This may be a hard one! Think back as you recall your early days of using technology. What do you REMEMBER?
Atari was amazing. On a recent trip I actually saw an old Atari system in an employee of Google's office! LOL It was pretty amazing and unusually clunky looking. However, who says what was once in style will come back again?! Look at this! There's an Atari Arcade Cabinet where you can dock an iPad and pretend you are right back in 1980! http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/retro-gaming/e762/
My opinion about the laptops for this coming year is that they should be used in school only and left at school in the chargers at the end of the day for at least one month, possibly 2 months. Students will not be expected to do HW on them so that this will be possible. I feel that it will create a habit with the students of having the computer everyday.
Your suggestion is a good one and we'll make it to the administration. At this point I believe the students may be getting their laptops this week! Hopefully they are excited about it.
What are some technologies that you remember being excited about when you were their age?
My name is chris sheridan. last year i was a maternity replacement in connors school. this will be my fifth year as a teacher. my frst year as a middle school social studies teacher. i dont have any background in the one - to- one program, or students having computers. it seems like it would be an asset for students to access lessons and information. i look forward to learning how it works....
Welcome Chris! We are happy to have you on board. I believe you will have an interactive board in your classroom this year, is that correct? If so, I'll be posting resources for your classrooms. Stay tuned!
In the meantime have you any exciting technologies from your past that you would like to share?
Hi. My name is Joanne and I teach 9 th grade algebra. My first real experience with technology was in engineering school. I purchased an Apple IIe from Macy's and connected to the NJITcomputer room via modem. this meant I did not have to wait in the computer lab for my punch cards to be read and verify that my program was running. I also had a programmable graphing calculator. I have had the same wireless number since 1994. Joanne