At Flagstaff Academy in Colorado, I am lucky to head up the SmartLab facility and offer guided lessons to all K-5 classrooms. Couple this with 15 years of teaching technology, and you could say I’ve learned a thing or two about bringing technology into the classroom successfully.

Over the past few years, advancements in technology have greatly improved the classroom experience for both students and teachers alike. Tools like Chromebooks, SMART Boards, and even virtual reality headsets have allowed teachers to bring instruction to life and make learning more engaging.

But these tools are only as good as the classroom environment in...

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  • About the Author:

    Susan Sebastiani has been an educator for over 17 years in the field of technology. As the elementary SmartLab facilitator for Flagstaff Academy in Longmont, Colorado, she teaches K-5 students and uses project-based learning for all grades. Sebastiani has written a mentor program for her current employer and also mentored many staff members. She loves engaging her students in new technology and loves finding new challenges for her students.