Welcome MTI 562!
Several weeks ago I decided that it was time for me to take an on-line class and magically the email for this course popped up in my email at school. I teach in a relatively poor school but this year the board surprised us and passed an initiative that each of our students would receive a brand new Google Chrome book at registration to use during their tenure at LP high.
Next year my honors students will enter my room on the first day with a computer in their hand. This excites me and makes me nervous and I have never been a nervous teacher. I have always loved technology and tried to keep up with whatever our school had to offer. Our administration has announced that we all must change our teaching and integrate technology 24/7. But we are all unsure what that should look like. This is what has drawn me to this course.
I am excited to learn some new tricks and how to integrate some old ones into my teaching. I know my subject area like the back of my hand but I feel I have been given an opportunity and wish to start the fall semester a bit more tech savvy and able to show my students something new they have never done before. Six years ago we wrote a grant and were able to put promethean boards into 21 classrooms. This new technology expanded how I present information to my students and I have loved every minute of it. Now my students will have the capability to move beyond the board and I am hopeful I can offer them some new ideas learned from this course and am able to use technology in a whole new way.