Inglewood Junior High teachers Scott Sartorius, Shannon Bleek, and Sharron Leinweber made extensive use of laptops, webcams, and USB temperature probes for their physical, earth, and life science lessons.
At Rose Hill Junior High, Language Arts teacher Jill Berge uses netbooks in the classroom every day. She can demonstrate new tasks and assignments, show students each other’s work on screen, monitor how fast her students are progressing, and then tailor assignments to specific students.
Rose Hill Junior High social studies teacher Claire Lazar transformed her teaching with technology. Her students used individual netbooks to research historical events on Internet databases, synthesize information, and create multimedia projects that illustrate their learning.
At Inglewood Junior High, teacher Kevin Chandler wanted to give his 7th graders more practice solving algebraic equations…but he didn’t want them just doing endless drills. Instead, he wanted them to get instant feedback on their progress, and he wanted to be able to respond quickly to each student’s individual needs.