A blog post about helping teachers in the classroom with technology.
What does the California State Board of Education want?
The California State Board of Education has implemented a plan to help teachers in California by paying for education-related costs. On April 26, 2016, the board published a “request for proposals” (RFP) that outlines what they expect from vendors in order to fulfill their needs.
The California State Board of Education, the state’s governing body for public schools, is looking to make a change in how teachers are evaluated. The state wants to shift the focus from solely evaluating performance on standardized tests and instead look at performance as a whole across all areas (including curriculum, leadership, and instruction).
Laptops for those who need them
LDAPs are laptops specifically designed for teachers who need a computer with a specific software application. The program is universal and can be used by any teacher who has the proper certification or license. For those who cannot afford to buy their own computer, LDAPs are available at no cost to them.
If your school has a computer program that requires that teachers purchase a laptop, you can use the state’s LDAP to help them get one. The LDAP will provide eligible teachers with a free laptop and free software. This is good for the teacher since they no longer need to buy a laptop; it’s good for everyone because the school will be able to save money by not needing to spend so much on computers.
In the past, gaming schools were almost exclusively for gamers looking to improve their skills. Today, however, there are many people that use games as a tool to help teach and educate students. Many teachers in California have started using games to engage their students. One popular game is Minecraft Education Edition which uses the building blocks of the game to provide educators with new ways of teaching subjects like math and science.
Many schools in California are turning to gaming as a way to help their students learn. Teachers and administrators are using games like Minecraft and Mario Maker to teach students how to build, create, and solve problems. They see these games as engaging, motivating, and fun ways for children to learn that can save the school’s budget by teaching without textbooks.
Apps for learning
There are a variety of apps for teachers to use in the classroom, but one of the most popular is Kahoot! It’s an app that lets students participate in interactive games and quizzes. Teachers can also create their own questions with Kahoot!
Teachers in California are often faced with challenges in the classroom. One of them is budgeting for technology. Apps for learning can help, by finding free or low cost educational apps that teachers can use to improve their lessons.
Whiteboards and digital citizenry
There were two types of whiteboards used in the classrooms. They varied in functionality and size. The first type was a whiteboard that had an attached digital device, which meant our classrooms were constantly connected to the internet. This particular digital device was called a “whiteboard” because it could be customized for each individual teacher and classroom, and each board also had software on them that allowed students to use interactive and self-directed learning methods.
The new format for the Whiteboard allows teachers to use a digital citizenry tethered to a specific room. This device is outfitted with cameras, motion sensors, and an interactive touchscreen that enables students to watch videos, answer questions, and complete assignments without interrupting the teacher’s lesson.
The blog post concludes with a reminder to check out the blog post’s website, www.TEACHERSEATBALANCE.com, for more information on back-to-school preparations and how to help teachers in California.
The article is written as a blog post to inform its readers about the laws on teachers in California. It discusses how it is important for teachers to have continuing education in order to keep up with changes in curriculum, state requirements, and new technology.