Teachers have a lot to keep up with when it comes to classroom structure. This is not always
helped by new technology, which can sometimes make a complicated job even more so. But
there are some new technologies that are actually improving the lives of teachers.
ScreenBeam’s 1000Edu is one of those pieces of tech, which has been shown to better the classroom
experience. How has ScreenBeam in the classroom made the classroom experience better for
both teachers and students?
On this episode of Collaborative Tech Talk, David Lopez, Director of Education Strategy at
ScreenBeam, speaks with Suzanne Gardner, First Grade Teacher of State Bridge Crossing
Elementary at Fulton County Schools, about how the ScreenBeam in the classroom has improved
things for Gardner and her school.
For one thing, Gardner is very much a supporter of new technologies, as she has seen first–hand
how it can help students. “It’s definitely something that we use and it’s a wonderful tool,” says
Gardner, mentioned that her students use iPads and older students use laptops. “So I’ve worked
with a lot of technology that has either been one–to–one—before this year we were five–to–
one…so it was a little limited, but we had to get creative with technology, but technology is such
a big part of our classroom that I think that…it’s wonderful to support it.”
This episode covers:
–The ways ScreenBeam can better the classroom experience.
–Gardner’s history with technology and teaching.
–How school curriculums must adapt to new and evolving technologies.
Gardner emphasizes the ease of using ScreenBeam technology. ScreenBeam has also changed
her perspective on teaching and looking at the new district curriculum. “When I would have my
computer connected to the wall, I would teach and then run around to my desk to change the
technology, and then run back to them,” says Gardner. But ScreenBeam “took away that
pressure. I can just take my laptop, go sit next to a student, I can pull a small group, have my
camera in front of me—I’m not connected to one thing, I can move around with my computer.”
Suzanne Gardner started teaching third and second graders before her move to first graders. She
enjoys the physical hands–on experience that comes with teaching elementary school students
and loves how technology like the ScreenBeam 1000Edu has improved the classroom experience