It has been a while since I have made a blog, but as with any Educator time has moved away from me with integrating technology to teachers and students. However, now I am at TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) and I am with so many like minded people who desire to learn more about technology integration. It's not about the newest hardware tool, but more of how do we educate the 21st century child to prepare them for the adult world that they will face.
I have seen so many great presentations where students are given the opportunity to be creative and shine on their own and not with a teacher. Not only is it motivating the student but it is motivating the teacher. Learning that it is ok to fail at something as long as you are learning is great not only for the student but for the Educator.
Who would have thought that you could bring games that kids play at home to learn about landforms or erosion. Who knew that you could play with legos, yes I said legos, to teach students how to develop a narrative in language arts and still using math vocabulary to explain each part of the lego. That is without technology hardware and you are you using math and writing in one classroom. Therefore kids are doing the following: Playing, collaborating, be creative, integrating, and making connections. This is all in one classroom, and one content area. That not only makes you a teacher, but more of an Educator. I still have a lot to learn this week, but I am so thankful and blessed to be a part of something great.
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