2012 / 2013 will mark the next step in the integration of technology into my classroom. I will be using this website to attempt to create a comprehensive list of great resources to help me and other educators on the path to using technology more frequently. Last year, I began blogging with my Grade 7 class, and it changed the way I think about how to approach teaching students. Students were engaged outside the four walls of the classroom, participating in meaningful online discussions while helping each other extend their thinking on a variety of topics. It also provided a wonderful platform for my teaching partner and I to learn more about the lives of our students.
In addition, we began to experiment with flipped learning. We used the blog to pre-teach new concept and ideas before practicing their new knowledge in the classroom.
My next big adventure with be using I-pads, Animoto, Taxedo, WallWisher, TImelinew, Google Doc's and so much more technology the classroom. I am excited to begin using I-pads, for their educational applications seem limitless!
My name is Nadine Keyworth. I have been teaching for over 12 years, and my passion is teaching Grade Seven. I am amazed by how much the nature of education has changed already in my short career. It can be a struggle to filter through and keep up with everything. My goal is to share my triumphs and defeats as I learn, try, share and explore my way through teaching and technology ideas!