Monday, September 18, 2017

My toughest day as a teacher - part 2

A few years ago I wrote about my toughest day as a teacher. The first day of school. The first day of my daughter going to Kindergarten. The original post is here.

September 5th 2017 was the second toughest day. My son started Kindergarten. Big day for him. Big day for my daughter too, she started 2nd grade. We have moved out of Brooklyn to be closer to where I teach. One of the biggest benefits is my kids can attend school in the district where I teach. It's an awesome district and I am grateful for the opportunity for my kids to experience it.

It means my son starts Kindergarten and my daughter starts 2nd grade. New house, new town, new school. Lots of new things...

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hello, 2017-2018 school year!

The 2017-2018 school year is underway! The lab is full of iPads, Chromebooks, MacBooks, and iMacs...


This past Friday, the first Friday of the school year, we were able to get Chromebooks into the hands of every 5th graders. Over the next few days we will be rolling out Chromebooks to the 3rd and 4th, graders too. All 3-5th graders should have their Chromebooks by the end of next week!

This coming week is also the week to do the introductory lessons (Acceptable Use Policy and lab procedures) with K-2. Then it's rolling iPads into the K-1 spaces and getting everyone up and running on those too.

Busy times. My goal is that by Friday September 15th all tech will be deployed and utalized. It'll be fun once I can get classes back in the lab after all the start-up requirements are out of the way...

It's going to be a great year. Feel free to follow my class Twitter account @HeathcoteTech to see our year in tweets.