Wow, my brain is on overload after the METC conference in St. Charles, MO. I’ve been inspired by George Couros @gcouros & Rafranz Davis @rafranzdavis to share my voice not just my creations.
I set up this blog a few years ago to share content and tech ideas from my classroom (and I fail at keeping up with that sometimes). I was encourage by Sean Nash @nashworld, our technology coordinator at the time, to share what I was doing in my classroom. I will always be grateful to Sean for that push. I love helping other utilize tech to enhance the learning of students.
What I have been neglecting is my voice that focuses on learning. I share this voice on Twitter through edchats like #DitchBook with @jmattmiller, #SBLchat and #MOedchat. I share my voice in person with anyone who doesn’t run from me (and sometimes my “passion” is a little too strong and they do run). I don’t share this voice about my passion for learning here. I plan to change that! Everything I do is to help students LEARN. I use technology to engage students, meet them where they’re at, and to enhance (change, reinvent…) content learning. I use standards based grading to empower students to take learning into their own hands and to show them that learning is ongoing and happens at different times for different people. I am passionate about grades reflecting learning and not compliance or busy tasks.
I still plan to share technology ideas – please use them – it’s our duty as teachers to share our ideas so others can benefit. But, I also plan to share my thoughts and ideas about teaching and learning. At least on the blog I won’t know if you’re running away 🙂
Thanks George and Rafranz for challenging me! #geekyfangirlmoment