It’s tough to teach an old dog new tricks, but this one has learned a few things that has made her life quite a bit easier, and though my technological exploits occasionally had me chasing my tail, I have came a long way from the technophobe I started out as. I will expand on each bullet point below in class and show examples of my work.
- The first area I have branched out in, which resulted in a marked difference in my pedagogy and helped me to expand on my content, is the world of blogging.
- Graphic organizers and the ability to sculpt what points my students take away from the lecture has been invaluable to me.
- Google Earth will be in my immediate future.
Overall, I feel that I have changed my focus from “the sage on the stage” who expected students to intuitively know what I wanted them to learn, to understanding ways I could use technology to help not only my students, but myself, to stay organized and take the most out of the lesson that is possible.