Year 2 of the Paperless Classrooms. We lost one of our cutting edge teachers to TN (but I hear they are experimenting with their own Paperless Classroom - so we really know she is a true pioneer), but we replaced her with a great educator. Both teachers in the paperless classrooms this year are excited, driven and looking for the next cool tool to utilize in their classroom.
I plan to closely monitor not only the second round of fourth grade students who travel through this unique learning experience, but also how this year's fifth grade students (those who were in the paperless classroom last year) adjust their learning. It is a challenge for those fifth grade teachers to continue to engage these students at a high level using technology. I hope we can provide the necessary tools and support to make that as smooth a transition as possible.
Keep watching for more updates about the Paperless Classroom. Also - if you know of another school or classroom that has implemented a similar project - share your experiences or thoughts on how these classrooms can help transform education for the students.
JDS | CIO