Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Mrs. Romano's Classroom Technology
Ms. Romano Classroom Technology
By: Thomas Hennessy & Gregory Ioannides
“Technology is something I’ve had in my classroom ever since I started teaching.” Ms. Romano has been teaching for 4 years now, and started out as a computer teacher. Her goal was to have her own classroom and have a better relation with her students. What makes Ms. Romano unique is how she incorporates fun technology into her daily lessons. One of the cool things she does is a virtual field trip. This is having a video chat with an outside source. For example, they could FaceTime with someone who works for a museum, and have that person show them around it, instead of going there themselves. Another cool thing she does is plickers, plickers is a piece of paper, which you flip to the side with the correct answer (question showed on board) and with an app she could tell how all of her kids scored. Lastly, Ms. Romano also does something called Quizizz. This is cool because the kids are able to make their own quizzes and test themselves. This is great because the kids can go at their own pace and time, without the pressure of being rushed by a time limit. The kids are able to play each other’s quizzes, and if you get them wrong, you get deducted on the leaderboard. In conclusion, Ms. Romano finds unique and interesting ways to blend technology and learning together.