By Jaona Brewster
Jaona is currently an intern at The Enterprise Center through the Public Education Foundation's Step-Up Program. Jaona will be entering her junior year at East Ridge High School this fall.
Tech Goes Home Chattanooga Teacher Edition provides teachers with useful tools for ways to integrate technology into classrooms. Lisa Inman -- Lookout Mountain teacher -- says the experience has been enriching. “I heard about these apps and sites but now I feel a lot more comfortable navigating them, and implementing it in the classroom.”
Since many schools in Hamilton County are in favor of the One-to-One Initiative, Tech Goes Home is a useful tool for teachers to get a grasp on ways to integrate technology into classrooms.
Next year, Brainerd High School is becoming a One-to-One school next year, and Dale Dworak, a 12th-grade teacher government and economics, says it’s been great to find out about all the resources to use when that technology comes to classrooms.
Many teachers at Tech Goes Home were amazed by the capabilities of an app called SOLE -- Self-Organized Learning Environments. SOLE is an effective method for fostering student-centered learning. One teacher mentioned that it was the “ultimate critical thinking tool for students.” It was designed for students to not only discover answers themselves but to lead them to other questions that spark curiosity and debate.
This week Tech Goes Home will be held at Chattanooga State Community College, and there will be more exciting things to learn in the process.