Today during my walkthrough I saw students in Mrs. Hoyt's classroom using a QBall. All three of the kindergarten classrooms have this new technology. A QBall is a soft, throwable, rollable, and wireless microphone ball. The ball automatically senses movement and knows when to go into a power saving standby mode.
The QBall helps build a sense of community during Morning Meeting/Responsive Classroom time. In addition, it helps students hear what their classmates are saying while providing a fun play like atmosphere.