Reflecting on Eled 3300

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Technology has always been intimidating and dull for me. I don’t enjoy the details of making things work–following instructions is boring to me. I love people, ideas and fun. When anything breaks in our house, my dear husband is the one who comes to the rescue. He can fix anything! Digital cameras, carpet steamers, vacuum cleaners, toilets and smart phones, etc. He is the man. Me?? Not so much.
So,… being forced to join the rest of the” talented techie” people in the world, I learned to email, text and facebook on occasion. Now Pinterest is a different story. All the pictures and possibilities motivates me to create things and make great food for my family. Pinterest is fun to me.

Signing up for this course was intimidating for me because I have learned just enough technology to barely get by. I need this course to renew my teaching certificate—I love to teach—so here I am. I am here for another reason as well. You see I am tired of being a Dinosaur and am now ready to do and learn whatever it takes to be proficient with technology in the classroom and in everyday life. I have already learned that setting up a blog is free and really pretty easy and the benefits of blogging in the classroom are becoming evident too.

Learning practical skills for incorporating technology in the classroom and innovative ways to motivate students to learn with technology are things I want to learn in this class. One of the most important things I am gaining in this class is being confident that I can learn “techie” skills and that it is actually fun.

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