Hello I am Jennifer and I am special education teacher in NY and I am looking to here from other teachers and how they use technology in their classrooms. I am studying to be a technology teacher for my masters degree.
Hello everyone: My name is Michelle Ruggio and I'm an UN-schooler. I'm currently homeschooling my son, Vincent (age12) in 7th grade curriculum, as well as particular areas of interest to him: architecture, cosmology, animal rights activism, and filmmaking (stop motion w/legos). I was hoping to find subject matter related to Vincent's particular areas of interest. I've been looking for an architect to mentor him for quite some time now. We live in Central NY and it seems that all the architects I've called (and I've called plenty!) are either too busy working or too busy looking for work to be bothered mentoring a 12 year old boy in architecture. (Also, I was particularly looking for someone to show him how to use SketchUp! and it seems that those types of architects are even harder to find!) I've homeschooled Vincent most of his life and I'm hoping that we can move to Toronto before he reaches the high school level...although his reading level is already at high school level! Anyway, that's why I'm here...hoping for inspiration and education! :)
I am to start student teaching in the Spring and am having great difficulty with all of this technology. I am a bit overwhelmed by it. I am 60 years old and can surf the net, do word, excellent in Excel and pretty good in PowerPoint, but this blogging is getting me down. I can't seem to get the hang of loading videos, can't add my voice to anything and am becoming more and more lost everyday. I will be a Social Studies teacher....is there hope for me?