Ahhh!!! Back to school again! “Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in!”
Well that’s not all necessarily true. While I am back as a student for the first time since 2007, no one has forced me to be here and instead I am greatly looking forward to the opportunity to enhance my learning.
About a year ago I started to seriously consider the possibility of going back to obtain my masters and now that the moment has arrived, I find myself dealing with nervous excitement. I am excited to expand my knowledge but also nervous as this is my first graduate class and I want to perform well.
When it was time to sign up for classes, I was thankful to see EC&I 830 as an option because I believe that technology is going to continue to play a vital role in the classroom. However, I also believe it is very important that we as teachers are also ready for the challenges that come with so many students accessing technology in the classroom. From my experience, for every student who is using their device to enhance their learning, there is another on Snapchat trying to send selfies instead.
I look forward to learning from my colleagues and developing strategies to focus on the positive aspects of technology and avoiding the negative pitfalls.
We have reached the end of my first blog post. Thank you for reading and I look forward to your responses. Also you can find me on Twitter @MrOttenbreit
Until next time,