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Learning Digitally In The Classroom

August 25, 2014, 6:10 AM by Hailey Higgins

Learning Digitally In The Classroom
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

It's just the first week of school for a group of fourth graders, but they're already tackling lessons never before assigned so early in the year on Google Chromebooks.

"We wanted the students using the technology right away," teacher Angie Rinne said

These John Harris Elementary students watch a science experiment they can't do in their classroom — while Katherine Mickelson is making her own Powerpoint presentation on alligators.

"I think it's great using them," Mickelson said.

All this is happening while Rinne oversees other students practicing reading and math with programs on their Chromebooks.

"I love the Chromebooks. I like to read on them," Mickelson said.

"It helps me learn the letters more better and teaches me how to spell," Andrew Glovich said.

"I can't imagine going back," Rinne said. "As I start to use it in daily instruction more and more, I find ways to get to know my learners and be able to meet them at their individual level."

Rinne is among many teachers in the Sioux Falls School District blazing a trail with the new technology. The ten-year veteran says last year ended right when she was catching her stride implementing Chromebooks into her lesson plans.

"We almost ran out of time, unfortunately with the end of the year in May to try all of the new things that we discovered we could use," Rinne said.

Rinne plans to keep the technology out on her students' desks everyday, as she continues pushing her students to learn in a digital way.

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