Innovate to Educate Entry

Sherman Elementary School/Boone County Schools

Matthew Messer, Assistant Principal

What innovative technology initiative or project are you most proud of, and how has it improved teaching and learning in your school/district?

Our MobyMax Snow Day and Summer Vacation learning contests have helped our students improve skills and retain knowledge even when they are not in school.

What were some of the biggest challenges to your initiative, and how did you meet those challenges?

Not having internet access for all of our students is the biggest challenge, although more than 90 percent of our students have access.

What are the three biggest components that need to be in place for tech innovation to succeed are:

You have to have technology devices in your school.
Your teachers have to know about technology tools and resources.
Your teachers and students need to use both (devices and tools/resources) in their teaching and learning, especially to collaborate with others and create products/projects.

Return to all entries