Me, Myself, and Ed Tech

Hello Everyone!  I am a grade 5 teacher at Ruth M. Buck School in Regina.  For the most part, I feel I am fairly comfortable with technology.  I can usually learn quickly or at least fumble my way through until I have taught myself how to use it.  Within my classroom, Google Classroom is my LMS format of choice and since being thrown into the world of online teaching, Google Classroom has become a staple.  I will use it to post assignments, videos, or websites that I would like my students to take a look at.  I find it is a lot easier to track when students turn in assignments, so it helps keep me more organized.   If I had learned anything teaching during a pandemic is the importance of technology in the classroom.  I find that students are driven by it, almost all of the students in my classroom have some sort of device at their fingertips, whether it be a phone or tablet they are immersed in the digital world.  So it has forced me to step up my tech game.  As for myself and like most others I use social media for connection with friends and family who I don’t see or speak to regularly.  It gives me the opportunity to see what they are up to.  When my twitter account is used, I use it more professionally, my posts or retweets are connected to teaching or what is going on in my classroom.  I will say I have not dived into the tikTok world and not sure I have fallen down a few tikTok rabbit holes (as I am sure most of us have), but have not used it as a place to post.   As I have begun my master’s journey, I have learned and used other online tools like Padlet (for creating discussions), Canva, and also the blogging world (as this is my second class with a blogging aspect).  I am looking forward to learning more about what is out there in the Ed Tech world and how I can incorporate into my classroom!

2 thoughts on “Me, Myself, and Ed Tech

  1. Hi Jacquie!
    I am looking forward to hearing how you incorporate google classroom with your students. This has certainly been my go-to over the past several years, and have found it very useful for students and families to keep updated.

  2. Hi Jacquie!

    I’m super excited to be in another class with you this semester :).

    After reading your blog, I am happy to see that we both use some of the same technology in the classroom and that we have both used some of the same online tools in our graduate studies.

    I look forward to learning from you this semester!


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