It's a new year and I'm at a new school. I now teach at Mount Pearl Intermediate, a Grades 5-9 school in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland & Labrador. I am excited to "fall" into technology over the next year, and use it as much as possible in my courses. The main thing is that technology have a purpose. Using technology for the sake of using technology is senseless! Welcome to 21st Century Learning....are we there yet?
- Twitter is an excellent social media tool that can be used in the
classroom. It can be used to tweet things such as homework and other
reminders. However, I feel that the best use for Twitter may be in the
classroom, as a way for students to participate.
- A program that organizes tweets according to hastags (#), users,
keywords, etc. It allows for users to view all tweets that fit into the
predetermined categories. Like Twitter, it allows for real-time
- TeamBoard is a new acquisition for schools in ESDNL. There has been
no official training, and there are many bugs and issues being
discovered by teachers in the district. Hopefully everything will be
ironed out, allowing teachers and students to successfully use this
technology to the best of our ability. My plan is to learn as much
about it as I can by Christmas.