"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

~Neale Donald Walsch~

Saturday, 24 September 2011


In pursuit of knowledge I have been rather busy and have not had time to add to my blog. Well in the last few weeks I have had some interesting conversations about technology in the classroom with my collegues at work. There seems some that feel that they don't have time for technology and neither can it really be useful in the classroom. So sad! Anyway I was encouraged by one of my older collegues who is well into her seventies and she has embraced all that Moodle has to offer. Her students have spent time in class and at home working through activities she has posted on Moodle. 

I have found that during the last few weeks I have been adjusting where possible the use of technology in the classroom. The students are very keen to learn other ways they can also use technology for study.

I came across and American teacher who uses Twitter in her class. Rather than stopping them from using their mobiles she encourages them to Tweet any questions or post a comment during the lesson. She says it's like a newsreel at the bottom of your screen but the discussion that appears also forms part of the students learning. What a great idea. Great for quiet students who don't normally participate.

I have spoken to another friend who saysI should look at different jobs in the eLearning sector. I have discovered that I really love sharing how to use the teschnology with other teachers and students and I am good at it. So I think I will need to investigate further what is required for me to get a job in the eLearning sector.

Found this great quote which sums up the past few weeks.

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be
 those who cannot read and write, but those
who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
    -Alvin Toggler

Until next week,

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