A Thanksgiving feast with a side of technology
Posted Friday, December 11, 2015
It was a Thanksgiving-themed lunch served with all the expected trimmings, plus a side of technology. Monday, Nov. 23, Loveland Elementary School (LES) students in Intervention Specialist Mary Frees' resource room invited district administrators to the party… and asked them to play!
“Administrators sat one-on-one with students and engaged in a quiz game of Kahoot,” said Frees. “They also watched on the Smartboard as various students demonstrated to them learning games they have mastered. This was a way to showcase some technology that our resource room students have been using this year.”
The students also showed off some fantastic cooking skills – part of a pilgrim learning lesson.
“It was fantastic – made my Thanksgiving,” said Dr. Amy Crouse, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning. “This is what education is about… watching each child grow while enjoying what they are learning. I felt privileged to be included on the guest list.”
“The students left the experience with some genuine exposure to members of our administrative team who they don’t typically come in contact with,” said Frees. “We appreciate the positive impact our administrators have on our education programs, and I wanted them to have an opportunity to see first-hand the various ways our technology is being utilized.”
Photo caption: Assistant Superintendent Dr. Amy Crouse works with LES Resource Room Student Augie Terselic on a laptop before enjoying a Thanksgiving feast the students hosted Monday, Nov. 23.