Number 4: Technology is a brain extender – that is so true for me and I’ve seen how well it works for my students. Number 5: Technology is more accessible than ever couldn’t be more true! I’m sitting in my living room writing this post and taking stock of the technology at my disposal… iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and a MacBook Air! I’m watching TV on 72″ flat screen and on the other side of the wall is a 22″ flat screen TV in my bedroom. There’s a 7″ screen that shows the surveillance cameras of my condo next to my front door. I’m in education making less than $100,000 a year and yet I have state-of-the-art technology at my fingertips. I’m going to think big this year!
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Kay has been in public education since 1985. A classroom teacher for 20 years, Kay has taught 1st through 5th grades, was an early adopter of mobile technologies with Palms and continues to be a strong advocate of utilizing mobile tools in education. In 2005 Kay left public education to be the Education Director for the Challenger Learning Center of Kansas. There she discovered the power of project based learning and using a simulations to foster 21st century learning experiences. Currently Kay is the Innovative Teaching Coordinator for USD 353 in Wellington. She strives to be the bridge that connects digital natives to digital immigrants. She is DEN STAR LC educator, Intel Senior Trainer, certified in Online Safety-Cyber Bullying and Celebrate Kansas Voices workshops. View all posts by kaytibbs