My spring break this year will be really, really busy.
Volunteer State Community College donated 34 computers (including about 28 laptops) to Station Camp High School, a down payment on a Paperless Classroom for my class and--hopefully--many, many more here.
The computers are currently in the teachers' lounge, where they will remain until I can install Windows and make sure they are ready for the classroom. Besides Windows, the only other software we will install will be an Internet browser. The work will be turned in on wikis and through Google Apps.
I can't tell you how exciting this is for me as a teacher--and those of you who are SCHS students, staff, or parents, I hope you're excited too.
Currently my Creative Writing class is paperless. I've got the lessons to take English 11 paperless, too, but until now I didn't have the computers. (About three to five kids per class already have laptops.)
Now I'm ready to go! This means that I'll need to completely change the way I teach the books on tap for 2nd 9 weeks--The Grapes of Wrath and The Road. That's not a problem for me, though. I'm ready for a new challenge!
Can't you tell?