English Class (EC) teachers, including our English Class kindergarten teacher, have been actively engaged in all kinds of learning this school year. At their fifth inservice training session of the school year, on Tuesday afternoon, EC teachers learned more about Google applications for education. Chromebooks are in use in the fifth and sixth grades and the teachers want to stay a few steps ahead of the pupils.
EC teachers also shared more thoughts and tips about coding and coding programmes. At one point in the afternoon contact was made via Skype with Ms. Sue Li, the Chief Product Officer at Bomberbot. Together we discussed use of the Bomberbot coding programme that we are piloting in the English Classes. Although some of the teachers have experience with Skype, this was the first professional use of video conferencing at school. Assuredly it will not be the last now that teachers saw how easy it is!