When Katti Bowen's 8th grade English students come into her class, they don't take out a pencil and paper. They get out a Chromebook computer and log in to their Google account. Here, in their "Google classroom," the students immediately begin working on their bellwork activity. Each student can access the day's question and type his/her response, then when Bowen brings the class together to discuss their responses, they can "cast" their answer onto the big screen at the front. "My students love it," says Bowen, "They have really become used to using the technology for their learning."
Bowen uses the Google classroom for all aspects of her students' learning. They can access their class assignments and announcements, notes and presentations, and write their essays and other work in Google documents. The documents allow Bowen to edit and make notes along the way. She can also e-mail the students to tell them about missing assignments.
"I have a few students who still choose to use paper and pencil for some assignments, but most love to use these devices...any student from my AP kids to my regular level English class can have success with this learning tool."
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