Location: Charlotte County, FL
Leaders: Mary Murnighan
Mary Murnighan, a teacher in Charlotte County, FL wrote to us recently about Read:OutLoud. Can you tell Mary is excited to use technology?
“Your Read:OutLoud accessible text reader has only been operational for a few days…And we’ve had LOTs of issues…Kids jumping up and down, high-fiving, rushing to the teacher with big grins on their faces, shouting, “This is great!” What a GREAT problem to have! We have now used it with readers at all levels, from the lowest to highest levels (advanced college reading level in middle school). I don’t know who was most impressed; our students or teachers. We are getting kids to write comments about the software program so that we can include it in our grants and have just sent a proposal to the MacArthur Foundation. I am thrilled with the software and look forward to working in our computer lab where more teachers, like me, will come to see how students react to the technology. It’s going to be a frenzy among teachers to give up their lab time so others can get in to use it with students. I LOVE it when this happens! It is just the spark some of us teachers need to expand what we do in our classrooms.”