Week #1

It is funny how often students say to me “you’re a young teacher how don’t you know” in regards to technology.  I have never been huge into learning a lot about technology or about using it in the classroom.  When there are issues with computers or devices in the classroom I typically text one of my go to coworkers and they tell me how to fix it (embarrassing I know).  In the past I have used Remind101 with students, and at Miller we have a Phys. Ed. Instagram account to share updates on what we have been up to with students and parents.  Other than that I really haven’t incorporated technology in other ways.  I have attempted having a Weebly, although found it frustrating at times.  All in all I have essentially given up in that department.  I think the biggest reason I have given up at times is because I find it seems to change so quickly.  Even today when setting up my blog, the YouTube intro video doesn’t look the same as WordPress anymore.  Thus, by time I get the hang of something, it typically updates and changes and then I feel like I am back at square one.  My goal for the end of this course is to feel more competent in using at least one different form of technology and will realistically use it moving forward.  I recently made a google account for the first time, and our FlipGrid for this class was my first video I have ever uploaded of myself….so big steps have been taken already! I am a bit overwhelmed at the prospect of so many things to learn, but at the same time I am excited to step out of my comfort zone and try to commit to incorporating technology into my life, especially my professional life.

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