As the school year gets underway across the nation, many schools and districts are launching new technology initiatives and programs designed to improve teaching and learning.
Educators love to share their successes, learn from the success of other schools and districts, and they also love to share lessons they learned along their journey.
eSchool Media and Xirrus have teamed up on the Innovate to Educate Awards to give a national platform for educators to share what they’re most proud of in their schools or districts. Here, we’ve highlighted the successes of five awards program applicants. Want to apply for the awards? You can do that right here.
[Editor’s note: This is the third part in a series featuring Innovate to Educate applicants. Find the first part here and the second part here.]
West Iredell Middle School
Rachel Oakley-Gregg, MathCasts
One of the school’s top technology initiatives:
Mathcast is an innovative initiative that I have been working on for a couple of years. The concept is that students work collaboratively to digitally record one’s understanding of mathematical concepts via voice-recording, on-screen writing, video recording. Mathcast has allowed my students to show me digitally their understanding of concepts. They are able to share their methods for understanding with other students to help them better understand and grasp concepts. Since the projects are digital, the students are easily able to access them to review concepts as they move to future classes and need a quick review.
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