One Class at a Time: April 2017 recipient
In high school, your math teacher likely told you to learn different types of math because you wouldn't always have a calculator on you.
That's now changed with the invention of the smart phone.
But, teachers still tell their students to learn the math, but they are now incorporating more technology into the classroom.
"Daniel Miller? I'm Chad for KHQA, and on behalf of our sponsors ETC Computerland, Continent Cement, and Green America Recycling we are pleased to tell you you are the April recipient of our $1,000 One Class at a Time grant."
Daniel Miller is in his seventh year of teaching, the last two at Hannibal High School. He primarily teaches freshmen and sophomore math. He knows how important technology is for the kids.
"I think it's enriching. It can draw more out, and engage students in a way that sometimes pencil and paper just can't do," says Miller.
With this grant, Miller wants to buy his own Chromebooks for his students to use.
"Right now I have access to Chromebooks, but I don't have my own set. We would do things differently. There is a lot of software that with graphing, kids can drag graphs around and see how math changes. They can experience it instead of hear about it," adds Miller.
Miller's students are also excited.
"I think it would benefit us by being able to look up formulas for different stuff and different activities and tests and other things he would provide for us," says Danny Colborn, a sophomore at HHS.
For other students, they aren't surpised at all that Mr. Miller is thinking outside the box when it comes to how he teaches.
"He's a pretty funny guy. He really knows how to explain it to you and makes it easier for kids to understand. He adds more humor," says Camry Skaggs, a sophomore at HHS.
Miller can now laugh all the way to the bank...and then to the computer store.
We would like to again thank our sponsors, ETC Computerland, Continental Cement, and Green America Recycling for making this One Class at a Time possible.
If you would like to apply for the grant, click here.