This week I am preparing for a job interview and have spent a lot of time in the last few weeks reflecting on my school, my staff and the things that have been accomplished in the short time I have been in the building. I am not saying that I have accomplished these things, because… Continue reading Bold or Old?
I do a lot of thinking every day about technology integration in the classroom. I am not a PAA teacher or an IT teacher, but I have taken on the unexpected role, as part of my administrative position, to promote and encourage technology in my school. I took on the role because it is a… Continue reading Excited or scared to death?
My first thoughts on this topic were... "I am a constructivist of course." Most of my learning beliefs are based on the constructivist theory. Learning is making connections to what we already know. I learned this in some of the first teaching training courses that I took... start by finding out what they know and… Continue reading Technology and theory-am I stuck?
When I finished reading, The Song Remains the Same: Looking Back to the Future of Educational Technology by Punya Mishra, Matthew J Koehler, Kristen Kereluik. TechTrends. Washington: Sep/Oct 2009. Vol. 53, Iss. 5; p. 48, for an assignment for my ECI 832 class, I couldn't help but think this was a conversation we have all… Continue reading Can we rewrite the educational song?
While trying to decide what blog(s) I was wanting to follow this term in ECI 832, I came across a post on the "Cool Cat Teacher" blog on making a case for cell phone use in class. This caught my attention immediately, because I am always expressing my wish for students to have access to… Continue reading Is It Really That Simple?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27550931@N03/2569927379/ In my ECI 832 course we were asked to pin point our current coordinates on our technology compass. It is difficult, but important, to face exactly where we are when it comes to technology. It can be impossible to move forward if we do not know where we are starting and this can cause… Continue reading What are my current coordinates?