This past week has been an exhilarating ride for me. It’s been so long since I was able to again experience the excitement that bubbles under my skin when I learn, and for that, I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to take this technology course within the program. This is said from a genuine place (as opposed to one aiming for brownie points).
That being said, looking back it is difficult to pick just one tool that that I feel is more valuable over the other the others. Instead, I choose a new way of thinking about EdTech. The most valuable thing this course has given me is a new perspective. It has taken away the fear of technology and shown me that no, it is not an unnecessary obstacle that I can just circumnavigate because I find it uncomfortable. It is actually a fantastic way to challenge my students in a way that is more accessible to them and challenge myself to become the most efficient and capable educator I could possibly be.
I will still cling on to some of my antiquated ways for the sake of nostalgia, but as I branch out as an educator I will look to expand my resources and give my students more platforms to experience and work with what they are learning.