Here is a digital story I created, focusing on how I could integrate technology into my lessons. Also linked here.
After talking to my CT and others in the school that I have been placed at, I have learned about the technology that is available for a teacher to access at this inner city school and what it is like to work with these resources. The technology that is available in a standard classroom include; two desktop computers, a projector, document camera, dvd player, and cd player. There are four laptop carts that circulate through the school that teachers are able to rent out for hour time slots. Teachers are also encouraged to apply for grants to increase the technology devices that are in their personal classroom. However, students are not allowed to bring devices to school. Besides this there is one other computer lab in the school which teachers have assigned time slots once a week. The school has wireless internet access for the laptops and other devices to connect to the internet. The school does have a firewall, and there is limited student access, however the school does not limit sites like YouTube so that teachers can continue to use these resources in the classroom. One teacher is designated the technology guru and they are in charge of maintaining and answering internet or subscription questions that teachers might have. The electronic subscription that my school has includes; Pearson, Imagine Learning, and Go Math.