I hope these ideas came across in my PowToon! Just in case there is any confusion, here are some concrete thoughts on the reflection questions for this project:
How do I use technologies in ways that demonstrate my passion and curiosity?
I use technology in many ways, from networking with parents and colleagues, to improving productivity and efficiency in terms of planning and implementing lessons. I maintain a class website which I use to keep parents informed about what is happening in our classroom from day to day. I also use Twitter and Facebook to connect easily and quickly with 21st century parents. I also use technology to problem solve. I connect with other teachers through social networking, blogging, and online classes. I read online journals and search for new, betters ways to do things in my classroom.
How do I use technologies to inspire passion and curiosity in my students?
I teach using streaming videos, interactive online activities, and virtual assignments. We use our LCD projector faithfully and make use of our Mimio Teach whiteboard. The students not only get to watch me use technology to teach, but they get a hands-on experience with it through projects using a variety of interactive tools, such as Glogster, Weebly, Ipadio, Discovery Education, Tagxedo, Microsoft Office, Prezi, the immense Google toolbox, and more.
I'm Edie - wife, mom, teacher, instructional designer, home renovator,
and lover of nature, travel, technology, and vintage campers!