Technology can present itself in so many ways. n2y and Symbolstix is a technology tool that has revolutionized Mrs. Morgan's classroom learning environment.
In September 2013, Mrs. Morgan approached me with the idea of entering the n2y contest in which n2y wanted to hear how the Unique Learning System was utilized in classrooms across the United States. After understanding the task at hand which was filming and producing a video telling the story of how the Unique Learning System has helped Nalia become verbally engaged in learning, I agreed to help.
Part of the job of a Learning Support Teacher & Technology Integration Specialist is thinking about and enacting the best work flow for a task. My initial thought was to use iPads and Skitch to tell the story. However, I knew I needed to talk with Mr. Manning, a media teacher. He immediately recognized the importance of the story and decided to become an integral piece to the puzzle. From him, I learned how to transcribe each video clip (we used Google Docs so that both of us could work on the document). Transcribing allowed us to tell the story through the teacher, students, and parents. Our final product was well received!
The reaction of Mrs. Morgan and her students is priceless. Congratulations, Mrs. Morgan! You deserve it!
View Celebration that was created completely on an iPad Air with iMovie.