Today’s hot topic: PTA Involvement.Thank you for visiting and participating in our informative, 3rd Grade Classroom blog! Our school’s Faculty Technology Committee and PTA are working together diligently to raise funds, and we would like to invite you to join our volunteers in these fund-raising efforts! The main focus: computers and other great educational technology tools.
- Technology does not enhance learning
- Technology interferes with learning
- Technology cannot provide as much as traditional methods of teaching
It is my great privilege to teach your children using a cooperative learning model. Technological educational tools have greatly benefited students in the classroom through cooperative learning activities. Students cooperate on tasks, which helps children produce elaborate analytical and critical thinking skills. As a teacher, it is my goal to structure high-quality interactions among students, so that students create a partnership in learning with one another and as a whole class.
Class Wish List:
|Educational inquiry on the iPad!|
Large Computer Monitor
|Visual cooperative lesson priming!|
Cooperative learning has been proven effective through much research.It is important to utilize this theory-based practice because it gives your children a well-structured environment. Academics will of course be a main focus in our classroom, and promotive interactions, helping one another, will be the style through which your children will learn. This will mirror our cooperative world, where your children will be able to live and work with many different people! Please volunteer with us and together we can contribute to your child’s educational experience!
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