First things first, I am a fourth year primary education student at the University of Regina, pursuing my passion and finding new ones along the way. I recently completed my internship, where I was lucky enough to be in a grade 1/2 class in White City, Saskatchewan! I am back at the university for my final semester, before I step into a new and exciting role and begin looking for my very first teaching job!
I grew up in Moose Jaw, and after graduating from high school I decided to venture out on my own without getting too far from home and began my university career at the University of Regina. Here we are, 4 years later, and I am nearing the end of my degree. Throughout the last four years I have used my experiences in classes and classrooms to grow as a person and an educator.
Educational technology is something that I have always tiptoed around. I have always been curious to know more about using technology in educational ways, but have been afraid to really dive into it. In the last few years, I have blogged a bit for university classes but I felt like my blog posts were- blah! I could just never really get into it, and I think it is because I didn’t have the right resources to blog the right way!
I decided to take this course when I saw how much my cooperating teacher during internship incorporated technology into her classes and used technology such as blogging and twitter as a way to communicate with parents. I got to help to create a few blog posts for the classroom blog during internship, outlining some of the activities I did with the students. Here is one:
So, here I am starting fresh with a new blog name, look, and a new found understanding of widgets and all (or some) things blogging! That being said, you can follow my professional twitter account here.
I am excited to continue on this journey and find out the wonders of educational technology! I figured no better way to prepare myself to be a tech-savvy first year teacher than to get some practice and hopefully become a tech wizard during this class.