Friday, March 22, 2013

Hello from Macul!

I am sitting in a session at Macul- this huge Tech Ed conference in Michigan.  Believe it or not it is my first year going!  I have not been disappointed- this place is a gold mine for a tech junkie like me.

In the last 36 hours I have experienced a plethora of new tools to take to the classroom. At this very moment I'm sitting in a session learning about ways to use smart devices in the classroom. Gone are the days where kids come to school and have a ton of technology at their disposal. Instead, most kids are leaving their technology at home, and coming into subpar technology at school.

Which is why I wanted to hit up to this session- it's time to let the kids bring their devices in, time to fully embrace the digital natives and all their techieness!

While I'm not going to bore you with a ramble right now, into want to share one big learning from the conference thus far- If we don't keep up with our tech savvy students...... We have to start playing on their playground now- twitter included!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Finally! A blog!

For the past few years I've had class websites, class blogs, helped other teachers create websites, and supported said teachers in maintaining their websites.

I've had countless visitors in my classroom, nearly 200 students and their families... you name it, I've probably had it in my classroom!

And through it all, I've had the idea of a blog of my own running through the back of my brain.... and now it's time to make that a reality!

I'm looking forward to sharing the ins and outs of my classroom and my life as a teacher.  It's been a wild ride, and there's always room for more!