“If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”. This is a mentality that afflicts many educators. Finding that one method that works for you and perfecting it, is what we all aspire to achieve. You know that idea of having summers off to relax, well I am beginning to truly understand that this dream is not one that good educators can ever really reach. So, do you settle for mediocrity, or do you dream big and use your summers to begin revamping old material and try to find new ways to reach your kids?
For most of us, the choice is easy. We want our students to succeed and therefore we put everything into this career, even during the summer months. When assigned to create a blog for my Edtech class called Blogging in the Classroom, I thought long and hard about what I wanted it to be and not be.
This is going to be a blog that will hopefully give ideas to educators about new technologies available to them, including blogging. It will offer insight as to how it might work in the classroom, including examples, scenarios, links, etc. I got into the Educational Technology program at Boise State with this goal in mind: to help other educators get excited about their curriculum and learn how technology can be infused into it.
In essence, be bold and try something different in your classroom!