A blog post by Andy Marcinek went up on Edutopia’s Site this week highlighting the efforts two Burlington Public Schools First Grade teachers have made this year to integrate technology into their classrooms. The two teachers, Irene Farmer from Francis Wyman and Erin Guanci from Pine Glen, are part of our first grade iPad pilot and they shared their insights from the first few months of the school year with Edutopia.
From the Edutopia Post
In my last two posts, I detailed the iPad initiatives at Burlington High School. I talked about what we learned after a year of a 1:1 iPad environment and dispelled some myths surrounding iPads in education. Recently, I had the opportunity to connect with two of my elementary teachers at Pine Glen Elementary and Francis Wyman Elementary schools. This year, four first grade classrooms will be piloting a 1:1 iPad environment. The iPads stay in the classroom and are only used during class time. Two of the teachers involved, Irene Farmer and Erin Guanci, sat down with me and answered a few questions about their expectations of the initiative, how they are using the device at the moment, and how they feel it will work in an elementary classroom.