Faith Erexson is a second grade teacher at Wayne Center Elementary. She loves the excitement and passion the students display when they have the opportunity to create. (I get emails from time to time to show me what her kids are accomplishing, and I love it.) She sees technology as an asset, and as you watch her interview, you can sense that there was a progression over time on how the students use it. I appreciate how Faith is not afraid to jump in and try something. She isn't afraid if it bombs because she knows there has to be another solution, whether it be in another app or just the organization in the use of the technology.
Faith recently attended the MACUL conference and is anxious to try some of the new tips and tricks so many great educators are using. It was a great opportunity for me to brainstorm ways to use technology, and also project-based learning. We were able to participate in an awesome pre-conference workshop with Ginger Lewman on PBL. There we were able to see the natural fit of technology as students can use their devices to plan, collaborate, research, and create through the entire process. Here we created our bio-dome as we collaborated and researched how to create an underwater colony. :)
#stem k-5 #macul14 Creating our own biodome! @GingerLewman Check out Lance's post on Vine! @faitherexson https://t.co/XUJPTRNSlz
— Lance Yoder (@Mr_Yoder) March 12, 2014
And...of course I tried to win free stuff by wearing some company's T-shirt. A winner for the iPad mini still hasn't been announced. I've been watching like a hawk!