The Ponderosa Elementary Tech Club met yesterday and had a super fun time! Says organizer Jen Paterson:
Jen and her colleague Megan Stricker, both TILT alumni, started this project because the two decided last year that with all of the digital tools and resources available to them, their school should have a "tech club!" As part of their vision, they decided to start with a discussion on Internet Safety and digital citizenship, move into their version of a digital passport focusing on Google Apps for Education, and then immerse the students in a variety of tech devices including Osmo, iPads, coding, etc.
Huge shout out to Cody Sticka, Jesse Karls, and Eric Paulson for their help bringing technology to life (or is that death!?) for these super-savvy students, and to principal Clay Herron for his support of this exciting opportunity!
Way to go, Jen and Megan!
I am a proud teacher in Billings Public Schools, home to over 16,000 students and 3,500 staff members. Students in Billings are creating and collaborating like never before thanks to the technology to which they have access, and their teachers are providing them with opportunities that will make them incredible community leaders one day soon!