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Welcome to Mrs. Schade's homepage! 

This year, I will be teaching digital literacy and makerspace.
To give you an idea as to what each one of those is...
Digital literacy will teach you how to be safe online and to use it safely and correctly.
Makerspace will be a time to collaborate and communicate about an idea, be creative, and use some critical thinking to complete a project.
I hope you leave my classroom inspired to look at the world around you a bit differently
and find how you can help to change it yourself.
Here you will also be able to find updates, educational links, and things going during our time together.. 
This page is updated frequently, so please check back to see the latest things going on in our classroom. 
Especially check out my photo albums!!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 

My teaching philosophy has always been to teach kids to have a love for learning (whether it involved technology or not).  However, I don’t want students to be limited in their learning either.  Utilizing technology, along with 21st Century skills, will open students’ horizons and change their way of viewing the world around them along with how they think and learn.  I want students to look around and wonder.  I want them to ask questions… and more questions.   I want them to collaborate with the person next to them and with another student from half-way around the world.  I want them to see a problem and think deeply and critically about how to solve it.  Then I want them to do it again and again and continue to find different solutions.  I want them to be divergent thinkers. I want them to be adaptable. Technology is consistently changing.  Jobs that haven’t even been invented yet will be theirs for the taking.  I want them to be able to adapt to anything that comes their way. Alvin Toffler said, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”  I want to teach them that it is okay for something to be unlearned and relearned.    I want them to be creative.  I want them to build with Legos or computer programs… or both. I want to share my love and passion for finding what is interesting and new, and enlighten them to keep learning.



Kids and Tech: The New Landscape

Commonsensemedia.org is a wonderful resource to help our children navigate media successfully.
SOOO excited that we have gotten to start using our Makerspace room!!  Please ask your child what kids of things they are building and what different way of thinking they had to use to create it!

What Does the "C" say?

Our spelling words had the hard and soft "c" sound... so we made this song/video!!