To some degree, technology has let me down. However, in the area of technological support of education and learning, I continue to be really amazed.
SLCS has recently partnered with a company called Achieve 3000. Achieve's literacy intervention products have been widely adopted and proven effective at helping students improve their reading ability.
Our grade 7 ELA classes on Team Whiteface have begun to implement the Achieve 3000 program, and are using it to support a reading and writing workshop model of instruction.
We'll be providing more information for parents and guardians soon, including individual user names and passwords to aid in the monitoring of students' progress.
I'd still rather have a flying car, but in the meantime Achieve 3000 is pretty cool.