I think that, when it comes to the overwhelming amount of “newness” that is happening in education, particularly with technology, it is imperative that we accept that we are perpetually in a state of not quite there yet – and that this is an okay place to be.
If you are a perhaps only a few years off retirement or even just feeling a bit stagnant as an educator ask yourself the questions “Am I still learning and growing” and “Am I still passionate about what I do?” If not, then try and find an area of education that challenges you and perhaps even pushes you out of your comfort zone.
I really felt that I had to start my first blog of the year off by gushing about the enthusiasm that I have seen so far from staff and students for the use of Chromebooks in the classroom! I have been an Educational Technology Coach now since we launched the pilot in April of 2017. […]
Some great Twitter Feeds and Podcasts to inspire you in the summer and prepare you for September 4!
Apologies for the click-bait title, but I wanted to drive home the idea that, without buy-in, Chromebooks are no more than (very) expensive paperweights! And who needs a new paperweight? Then again, does anyone these days still use a paperweight? Or know what a paperweight is?! I am dating myself and digressing at the same […]
“It has become fashionable to say that our present epoch is an information age, but that’s not quite right. In truth, we live in a communication age and it’s time we start taking it seriously (Forbes).
One of the great things about being a teacher is seeing one’s students grow in confidence and develop their learning over the course of a semester. Usually this is accompanied by the ever-sought-after “light-bulb moment” where a student really “gets” an idea or concept. This can usually be seen by a broad smile or an […]