"Hey Patty. You're 100% right that keeping up with current trends is difficult. I listen to tech podcasts, subscribe to a lot of YouTube channels, and practically live on Wired.com and I still have to deal with younger people surprising me with…"
It is interesting to think of what is out there now that will be considered "credible" in the future. As you mentioned new apps and programs are being created daily. I recently attended the Innovations in Online…"
This topic is so scary to me! I still think of my kids as too young to worry about this, but realistically they are not. My oldest is almost 9 and has an ipod. Right now, he doesn't know the password needed to…"
"Hey Gail, It seems like you're already digitally competent and you're just refining your knowledge and level of comfort with incorporating technology. Based on your own self-evaluation, I'd say you're pretty far ahead of a lot of…"
"I too read this article and the same things stood out to me! I couldn't believe how easy it was to see that hands on activities and technology based activities were the ones that stood out most to this selection of students. It really makes you…"
Recently it has become a common thing to see a teacher, parent or child posting on social media with the sole purpose of showing how far a single picture can travel. These photos get thousands of likes within days and sometimes even…"
I also read the article on the 7 Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher. While the article was a bit short on length but was filled with a lot of useful information. After reading this article I realized that I am a lot more…"
"This is a great article to see the other side of the pendulum. So many people are all about technology (myself included) that I sometimes forget there are still naysayers out there to this amazing educational trend. I like that you quoted the part…"
"It sounds like the PLE and topic of my blog (collaborative environments) go hand in hand with each other! It's so beneficial that educational websites and tools can be accessible in the classroom as well as at home so that students can have…"
"The article I read was, Create, Publish, Promote: An IPad Workflow for Learning. I chose this article because the course I am developing on Course Sites focuses on Personalized Learning Environments and I thought this might be another way for…"
I definitely feel that this article is kind of a "pick me up" for teachers who are unsure about using technology within their classroom. I wonder how well these skills really integrate into the classroom though. I know that I am/have…"
"I completely agree with your concerns regarding how kids are using mobile devices, computer and other technological devices. I had an issue this past school year where some of my fifth graders would log into website that appeared to look like many…"
This looks like an interesting article; as you pointed out, most articles encourage technology use and rarely discuss the pitfalls that may occur during instruction. Personally, lack of time is a factor for me that often prevents me from…"
"Hi Patty! This looks like a great article that I want to check out, as educators it is important to "stay in the game" in regards to technology. I agree with you when you said, "technology is here to stay and educators need to embrace…"
Presently, I am a Lower School Technology teacher for a private school, and I am an Adjunct Instructor for Wilmington University. I have the unique privilege to teach both elementary and graduate students! Fun!