Glen Cove Teachers Present at Education Summit

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Glen Cove STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) teacher Jessica McKenna and elementary teacher Giselle Taylor presented at the 2016 Long Island Technology and Education Summit at the Huntington Hilton.

The pair showcased their use of technology in the classroom, with their presentation “The Primary Digital Playground.”
The project focused on an idea featured in Forbes magazine, which suggested that by the time Generation Z entered the workplace, digital technology would be an aspect of almost all career paths. It's not about preparation at this point, as the majority of students use technology in their own homes.

McKenna and Taylor said the goal of educators is to be able to weave education and technology together responsibly to help motivate and share in a global village. “Little hands can learn how to navigate their way through various educational applications, display their work online and listen to interactive read-alouds easily,” they noted.

The pair continue to learn ways to integrate technology into the K-2 classrooms using iPads and will focus on the use of Seesaw as an online student portfolio, how to use QR codes and PebbleGo as an online research database as well as other K-2 friendly applications.