A children’s technology expert trained a group of lower elementary school teachers on newer, innovative ways to teach today.
When school begins all of these Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten teachers will have an I Pad Mini for each child to use.
The meeting was to show them the applications and lessons that can help in the classroom. There’s applications that teach drawing, hold classroom books, and even new ways for students to present class projects.
A Technology Expert from Chicago, Brian Puerling says this technology could show kids a whole new experience.
“Adults research with books and they can go online and find things, says Puerling. With technology we can help and invite younger children to conduct research too but the research just looks different. They can use photos and they can use videos and they can use books and they can interview people and talk to people and children, other children not just adults to access information.”
Puerling says bringing more technology into the classroom won’t take away from more traditional teaching methods, it’s just meant to add one more options for teachers.