"If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it."
Making the commitment. That is the hardest part.
Mrs. Arndt, one of our awesome teachers for the #aurorahuskies has made the commitment. She has committed to integrating technology into her curriculum, to preparing students for the world in which they will live in. Giving them "real world" experiences. Mrs. Arndt, her students and myself get to work together every Monday morning at 8:30. Talk about starting your day off right! The great thing about the whole process.....her students are in Kindergarten.
She has stuck with it. Mrs. Arndt and her students are starting to see the benefits and results of consistency. Her students are becoming more comfortable with the devices, platforms, websites, terminology, etc.
You really don't have to do anything fancy. Create exposure, have them learn and use tools they they will be using when they are older.
Have you made the commitment in your classroom?
Here is a simple project Mrs. Arndt and her students did today in class that involves the iPad, Kidblog and Dropbox.