3rd Grade Student, Fort Garrison Elementary
Having devices in my class this year has been a blast! I have not just been learning reading, writing, math, and other subjects but it has expanded my knowledge of computers.
Another thing that I really like is that we get more choices. For example, when I read, I get the options of TumbleBook, eBooks, or just read a regular paper book. Personally, I like a paper book better because you do not get as many choices on eBook or TumbleBook.
Another thing we get to choose is how we write. My favorite is being able to type on Microsoft Word instead of writing on paper. It has helped me get my work done faster and it does not hurt my hand as much as writing on a piece of paper. Also, EduTyping has helped me improve my typing skills, which makes typing on Microsoft Word even easier!
In math, we get to use virtual manipulatives. It has helped me a lot because I used to not enjoy math because it was very tricky and it was confusing for me. Now, I am much better at math and more confident than I was before, all because the virtual manipulatives really helped me learn math better.
I know this might all sound perfect and everything always goes how it is supposed to go, but it really doesn’t. However, my teacher said this year’s theme is flexibility. This is the first year with computers and everyone is trying to figure out how to use them. Even teachers! When things do not go the way we want it to, we always find a way to fix it. We keep trying!