"Hey…Neighborhood is spelled wrong!"
So I walked into my new school today with the utmost excitement. New school. Fresh faces. New material. Fresh start. And then I walked into my new classroom. NO WHITEBOARD. NO TELEVISION. NO PROJECTOR. EEEEEK!!! I guess I’ve been spoiled for the past two years. I’ve used whiteboards, televisions, and projectors. I’ve used technology!!! Anytime I could get my hands on it, I’ve used technology. I love using it and kids of any age embrace it.
I think I can live without a whiteboard. I actually like the look of an antiqued chalkboard…I just wish I had better handwriting. Hopefully, I won’t use the board much because I’ll be using an LCD projector that will find its way to my classroom.
My entire style of teaching has evolved in a way that can not be returned to its previous state. (I sound like a drug addict jonesing for technology)
What should I do? Should I beg my principal for some techie tools? Should I buy my own goodies to use? I’ve been trolling for projectors and Interwrite pads on ebay and craigslist, but it’s nothing I can afford right now.
I’m stuck in a pickle!!