Former Social Studies teacher.
The job I engage:
I have the truly awesome job of working shoulder to shoulder with teachers to implement technology in their classrooms in meaningful ways. I love my job. I am continually refueled by the heroic teaching and learning I see all around me everyday. I watch teachers that meet students where they are and take them to greater and greater heights. I see students that come to school hungry, grumpy, hopeful, earnest and everything in between. These students try, day after day, to prove themselves and better themselves. I value being immersed in school culture where I can't ever forget how hard it is to be a teacher or a student.
Running to get to math class), or the student that never participated in classroom discussions but became prolific in discussion board posts, or the student whose head was glued to the desk until the Augmented Reality app was introduced and then was walking around the class showing other students how to access the videos they needed, I believe that educational technology can help us reach more students and make them more active learners in their classrooms.
The blog I write:
There is one more reason I keep this blog. It might surprise you.
I don't like to write.
But, I keep asking students and teachers to write. And to publish.
So, it seemed like it was time for me to start writing too. And to publish. So this is my attempt to stay authentic and to model what I believe all students and teachers could be doing. Sharing their ideas, questions, and beliefs with the world.