Creating a website for EDCS 480 – Computers in Education is why you can find me. Attempting to refine my pedagogy is why I’m in a Master’s program. If it relates to me and my children personally or professionally, then I’m all about it. Call me selfish, but there are only so many hours in the day!
I am in my third year of teaching and it’s been a ride. My takeaway has been to keep it simple: choose my strategies wisely and do what works and be awesome at it. I think I learn best when I’m given verbal AND visual instructions. I have to hear it and see it in order for it to make sense to me. (at least twice)
I want to be able to effectively and efficiently implement technology in my classroom to differentiate instruction and give parents and families the opportunity to be active in that process. I want to connect with students that I could not connect with before, I want students to connect with other students who they have never connected with before on an academic level. As Aaron Hogan states in An Educator’s Social Media Guide, ” Twitter is a space where educators reject isolation, celebrate together, and continue professional growth. This is a goal I want for myself as well as for my students.
Looking forward to learning in this class, more excited to implement sucessfully.