I have spent considerable time these last few days thinking about different ways that I could incorporate technology into my Kindergarten classroom. I find that I am relieved after reading this article to find that I do actually incorporate more technology than I realized into my classroom.
In my mind, when I think of technology in a classroom I think of anything that involves computers. After looking at the list of things in this article that are considered technology I noticed that I have a lot of them in my classroom. Computers and printers are used often to send home resources and information to parents, pictures are taken of the children, older resources are scanned to be saved for future use, projectors help the students to see information all at once, etc. I had always assumed that since many children don’t read in Kindergarten, and especially in French Immersion, that it is difficult to allow the children to explore different websites. I am still hesitant to put the children on the computers without paying very close attention but I can see how there are very valuable resources on the computer.
I am excited to see what other ways that I utilize technology in the classroom without even knowing it.