Monday, April 14, 2008

[TIPS] What can happen when you're NOT overloaded

A couple of days ago I posted about a teacher who was learning to use the Polyvision interactive whiteboard. You'll recall that this was her first experience in front of the students and there were just too many things to focus on so even the most obvious of solutions weren't obvious at all.

I'm sitting now in her room as she directs a grammar lesson on that same board. She began with HER adeptly scrolling the document up and down to show the part she wanted. She used the remote to select the proper tools without one stumble. She switched between the highlighter and the colored pencils with ease, and used the eraser without a second thought.

Then she had the students come to the board to do what she had done. She controlled the remote, bringing up the tool palette like a pro. I'm telling you, I can't believe this is the same person. The kids are enjoying their time at the board, and she's enjoying their enthusiasm for grammar! We've come a long way, baby. (Anyone remember that ad line?)

Life is good, eh?

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