This blog is intended to be the portal to which I enter the world of blogging for the classroom. Incorporating technology is not new to me, I have been using various tech tools for in my CTE business and computer applications courses. However, up until now, other that creating web sites for intercessions, I haven’t used blogging as an educational tool.
Recently, I was fortunate enough to spend several days with some fellow computer tech teachers from other districts, discussing how to best use technology as a tool to support academic success. It was apparent that while the majority of educators are embracing technology, it is still widely under-used and misused. Using blogging in the classroom is an opportunity to work with my students to ethically create their digital footprints. It also provides a platform to assist my fellow faculty members in integrating blogs effectively into their classrooms. Fortunately, I will have the Ed Tech 537 course to help me to develop the skills I need to be successful in my endeavor.
This course comes at an opportune time, as my school district mandates all teachers create and maintain a website and rollings out a new one-to-one student device with digital curriculum adoption in July.