Favorite Tool for Classroom Use (Post #7)

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.

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One thought on “Favorite Tool for Classroom Use (Post #7)

  1. I feel the same way! The technology we have learned has opened my mind to new ways of using technology for my classes! My mind has been blown, and there is no turning back. Already, I feel that I am a better teacher for it. Looking back, I’m now glad that I lost my old hard drive because it means that I get to create ALL NEW materials using the new techniques I have learned. I will be forever grateful! Steve Katz is the man!

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