Saturday, January 20, 2007

Technology as a Tool

Technology: Does the use of technology aid students with their learning and teachers with their teaching? Is the use of technology occurring naturally in the classroom? Can technology direct instruction? My grad class colleagues have been discussing the possible uses of Webtrain, which is a tool for web conferencing. I first learned about Webtrain last year, when one of my colleague's son was taking Math 10 by correspondence. He could log onto Webtrain in the evening (I believe once a week.) for math assistance. To the best of my knowledge this software tool worked very well.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

EC & I 832

Welcome classmates!

I began this blog last fall, but I was not too sure what direction I wanted to go with it. I had several thoughts. Some of my ideas included creating a blog as a place to discuss my school classes for my students: what we have done, what we will do and what homework was being assigned. My dilema began with the conflict with my use in Blackboard. Should I try to maintain both? Should I use Blackboard just for grades? Other ideas for my blog included sharing my work as an Aministrator, but now some of my tech time is spent updated our new school webpage using Joomla. I also thought that perhaps I would create a personal blog to share with my friends and family.... But my main reason for creating a blog was to just try it out, and determine my direction later.