At our first technology staff meeting of the year we wanted to take a moment to breathe and think of accomplishments that had happened already in the young school year. The expansion of our 1:1 iPad program, our partnership with Common Sense Media, and the reconstruction of our wireless and storage infrastructure over the summer. We then looked inward, to the work taking place in our classrooms.
Each teacher used the sentence frame: I am using ____ to _____. This initiated a conversation about what they were already doing, the technology that they were using and the goals they were hoping to achieve with it. This was followed by a table discussion where we tried to place the activity along the SAMR spectrum.
We discovered a nice variety of activities that worked across the spectrum giving the girls a rich array of technology uses.