“Now, I am in a large classroom with a huge wall of windows, computers, iPads, a SMART board, doc cam, and a speaker system,” Mrs. Kittredge said.
Technology has allowed Mrs. Kittredge to take a global approach to teaching. Recently, one of Kittredge’s students was in Jamaica with her family and wanted to FaceTime the class and teach the students about the island.
“We had a great visit with her as she sat on the beach and answered questions,” Mrs. Kittredge said.
And for the past two years, Mrs. Kittredge’s classes have been Skyping with a class in Brazil every month. The classes use technology to learn about cultural differences.
Mrs. Kittredge’s progressive teaching style isn’t limited to the latest in technology, though. She has always strived to find the best ways to teach young children.
One tactic she’s implemented in her class is alternative seating. She allows students to select the best spot for them to do their work.