It is important to note that Mr. Roadcap was an excellent teacher before the infusion of this technology. However, he will be the first to tell you that a 1-to-1 learning environment with equalized student access has enabled him to transform his instruction in ways not previously possible. For example, during a unit on the Progressive Era, Mr. Roadcap used the Chromebooks to turn his students into political candidates that campaigned on the important social issues of that particular time period. Students used digital tools like “Comic Life” to design campaign posters, an online teleprompter to rehearse speeches, and iMovie software to record and edit campaign commercials. While students worked on these engaging projects, Mr. Roadcap was free to move around to room in order to work with individual students and cater to their specific needs.
As he stated in a recent interview, “ChromeBooks have changed the way I teach, and I think they have changed the way I teach for the better. Instead of being able to teach a class of students, I can now teach individual students within a class.”
-- Beau Dickenson, RCPS Social Studies Coordinator
Luke Roadcap with local members of the Daughters of the American Revolution at a luncheon where he accepted his award.