During the process of updating my WIKI, I have made several changes. First I changed the background to suit my personality. I am always cold, so something warm and cheerful always warms me up. Second, I changed the font size because it made it so much easier to read. Finally, I changed the font style for something different.
After taking a technology inventory in the 3rd grade classroom at Walden School of Liberal Arts charter school, I realized the classroom is more up to speed than I thought. After visiting another public school that had Smart Boards in every classroom, I thought my little charter school was way behind in technology. After inventorying and interviewing the 3rd Grade teacher and her classroom, I thought it wonderful that 8 computers sat waiting to be used by children. Also, reading, math, and practice testing software were downloaded on each computer. With 20 kids in the classroom, the students have easy access to practice standard skills along with computer skills. The children also have access to the Internet, but on a monitored basis. A CD player, DVD/VCR, digital camera/video equipment, and digital weather monitoring devices also added to the technology in the room. So even though there wasn't a cool Smart Board, the children had access to many other technologies.
Additional technologies I have found and explored. Kidspiration: This helps grades k-5th visually explore words, numbers, and concepts and can be found at http://www.kidspiration.com/. Prezi: Is an online presentation tool that creates amazing presentations through zooming and can be found at http://www.prezi.com/. gliffy: Is an online diagram software that helps you create high quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, and technical drawings and can be found at http://www.gliffy.com/.