A Taste Of Technology

Hildebran Elementary School in Burke County, N.C.  took time for a “Taste of Technology” this month.

 During the half day in-service, teachers had an opportunity to enjoy a lunch of “bites” megabytes, kilobytes, (heavy hors d ‘oeuvres) as they “wet their appetites with new technology skills”.

Tina Stevens (new DEN member) spoke to the staff about the importance of using technology instruction in the classroom. After speaking she presented a timely PowerPoint called

“What If” (download your copy by Karl Fisch).

At the conclusion  of the luncheon teachers were encouraged to rotate  to different classrooms for demonstrations on Smart Board, skype, ( free download) and geocaching.  

 Presenter and DEN Council member Deb Bolinger demonstrated blogging, and multiple applications of Discovery Streaming. Many teachers were excited to be signed up as new members of DEN. It was a great opportunity for the staff to learn from their colleagues, as they lead their students to the 21st Century


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  1. Janice Harding said:

    I really enoyed looking at the “What If” Power Point and plan to listen to the MP3 later. I think we’re falling behind the times with our low-tech expectations of kids; the Power Point really makes you think about the lens we look through when we issue kids mandates about their electronics. Our digital natives deserve (and need) more thoughtful engagement opportunities!

  2. Pat Abondolo said:

    Debra, Thanks for the great staff development ideas with your “Taste of Technology.” I can’t wait to this with our teachers.

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