I chose to join the RSS Feeder Feedly! I started by searching “education” to see what I could find. One of the top feed was “Free Technology for Teachers” which I thought would be a good place to start. I put this one under a category titled “Edtech” so I know where to go to possibly find resources for this educational technology class. I think this feed will be very helpful in my future classroom for using technology with students. From what I can see there are many resources related to many Google platforms and Word Documents. I use both of these platforms often, but I am not an expert user of either. I think I could personally learn some of the tips and information from this feed. Then next word I searched up was “elementary” because I am currently pursuing my bachelor of elementary education. I didn’t find any websites that popped out to me when I searched this. I then proceeded to search “grade 2” because I hope to teach around the kindergarten to grade 3 levels in the future, and grade 2 is a good middle starting point! Found a few websites that looked very intriguing, one being “Elementary Shenanigans” which I think will be basic for many different elementary levels. I also found “Primary Planet!” and “Lucky Little Learners” which I will have to look more into these ones to find more out about them. I put these feeds under the category "Grade 2" but I might change that to "elementary" If I end up finding some feeds from different grade levels. I think Feedly will be a great place for me to find resources and information for my classroom. I hope these feeds I have chosen are a good starting point. If there are any I have found that I do not enjoy I will have to do some more searching. I am excited to keep exploring!
Welcome to my EDTC blog page!
I am in my second year of elementary education degree! I have always aspired to be a teacher, and I am fulfilling my dream at this moment in time! I use technology everyday! I have many social media platforms that I use to communicate with family and friends! I am not a regular blogger, but I really enjoyed making my personal page over the last few years! I think it is awesome that I have created a home base for useable resources to help me in the future. I have been doing all of my University classes from home this year, and have absolutely loved it! I wish classes could stay online in the future. In high school I also really enjoyed my online classes I enrolled in! I am not the best with technology, but I have defiantly improved over the last year. I have been introduced to many new programs and been given tips on how to use them! I have been at the school this past year as an educational assistant. There are so many programs that are manageable for young students to use that I would consider using in the future. The first few times something new is used it would take students a bit of time to figure it out, but eventually they would understand. I think the best way to incorporate technology into the classroom is to use it often so students are familiar and know how to operate the program. During this current pandemic, I think many educators had to learn and use technology to get lessons to their students. I think the technology in the classroom will be permanently adjusted because of all the beneficial recourses available. Technology is going to be the way of the future in all aspects, so it is beneficial for young people to learn from a young age the way to use technology correctly. I believe technology is important but also too much technology can have its own consequences that may not be beneficial side of technology. Overall technology is always changing and advancing, and it is important to stay up to date with technology as it changes because it is how people connect and all over in our society!